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History Happy Hour: Montgomery Modern: Modern Architecture in Montgomery County
April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Montgomery Modern explores mid-century modern buildings and communities that reflect the optimistic spirit of the post-war era in Montgomery County, Maryland. From International Style office towers to Googie style stores and contemporary tract houses, Montgomery Modern celebrates the buildings, technology, and materials of the Atomic Age, from the late 1940s through the 1960s. A half century later, we now have perspective to appreciate these resources as a product of their time.
The historic value of the mid-century era — the 1940s through the 1960s — has, until recently, been largely overlooked. Now, as these buildings and communities have matured and are over 50 years old, we have begun to appreciate their historical cultural and architectural significance. As result of a more complete understanding of these resources, decision-makers may find some of these resources appropriate for historic preservation
Clare Lise Kelly, a preservation planner and an architectural historian with the Planning Department’s Historic Preservation Office, will speak on her many years of research, documenting Montgomery Modern, which led to the publication of the eponymous book.
Tickets are $15 for museum members and for pre-registration or $20 at the door. We’re offering a special: buy 2 tickets at $15 and get the third half off! Enjoy happy hour drinks and light refreshments. And Rolling Brick Pizza will be at the museum from 5 pm – ? selling brick-oven pizza from their truck!
The 2016 History Happy Hour series is sponsored by Therrien Waddell Construction Group.