History & Resources
Want to learn more about Montgomery County's history, but can't visit us in person? There are options!
Peruse a timeline of major events in county history . . .
Learn about our Research Library's resources and finding aids . . .
Investigate local stories online . . .
Or visit the websites of other local historical and cultural organizations!
Looking for information on working with, or on, historic properties in Montgomery County? MCHS is a private non-profit museum, and is not in charge of historic designation or other rules and guidelines. We can often help with research, but for other questions, a good place to start may be the county's Historic Preservation Commission:
For historic districts and properties within incorporated towns, please contact the appropriate municipality.
Please note that we are not part of the County government. For information on County offices, visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov.
Interactive Website Helps to Locate Montgomery County Historic Resources
Montgomery Planning’s interactive locator tool makes it a snap to find historic resources in the County from the comfort of your computer. To find properties identified in the Locational Atlas of Historic Places, you can navigate the map manually or use a tool to search by property address. Clicking on an identified resource opens a text box; the text box includes information about the resource: designation status (Atlas, Master Plan, and/or National Register), name, MIHP and tax ID numbers, and acreage. Most resources link to its MIHP form and/or National Register nomination. Users can also submit an inquiry via a pop-up text box. Questions go to GIS and preservation staff for response.
This project was recently recognized by the Maryland Historical Trust with a 2012 Excellence in Media and Publications Award.