A local nonprofit in Rockville, MD will tell stories of women who helped shape the local community, including a former slave girl who escaped to freedom, and the first female lawyer to open her own practice in Montgomery County.
Peerless Rockville Historic Preservation, a nonprofit committed to preserving buildings, artifacts and the history of Rockville, is leading this project, which will chronicle six women who profoundly helped to shape the city. The booklet will be called “Women Who Dared: A Guide To the Places in Rockville Where Women Dared to Challenge Expectations Both in Society and in Themselves.”
The booklets stories were mainly based on census records, oral histories, and property deed documents. The publication was funded by the Heritage Tourism Alliance of Montgomery County and state funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.