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Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions invites you to the

Maryland Historic Preservation Commissions Annual Party

held in charming Washington Grove, a leafy and rural oasis in Montgomery County founded by Methodists as a summer revival camp in 1873.

We invite all Maryland historic preservation commissioners, their local government staff, and our preservation friends to join us for this fun evening in a hidden gem of a community conveniently located off I-270, adjacent to Rockville and Gaithersburg. Admission is free of charge, but registration is required.

More about Washington Grove

By 1902, the seasonal tent town of Washington Grove had become part of the Chautaqua circuit. Over the years, canvas walls were gradually replaced by gothic revival-style cottages, the collection of which is unlike anything else in Maryland. In 1920, it became a year-round settlement.

Washington Grove is one of only a handful of Montgomery County townships with its own elected mayor and council, and its historic preservation commission operates in an advisory capacity. The town is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


5:30 – Welcome and MAHDC annual meeting

6:00 – Presentation by Washington Grove Historic Preservation Commission

6:20-7:30 – Reception (refreshments, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages provided)

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Woman’s Club of Washington Grove

Washington Grove Historic Preservation Commission