Rockville’s One-Man Fire Department Webinar

Check out Montgomery History‘s upcoming webinar – George W. Meads: “Rockville’s One-Man Fire Department.”

From 1895 through 1920, Prior to the founding of the RVFD, the volunteer fire department in Rockville consisted of a dedicated group of civic-minded Black men led by the first Fire Chief in the town’s history: George Meads. Archivist Sarah Hedlund relates the story of Meads’s extraordinary life as a fireman, deputy sheriff, school trustee, entrepreneur, and family man, intertwined with the early history of firefighting and other aspects of segregated community life in turn-of-the-century Rockville.

The Webinar is scheduled for Jan 11, 2022 at 2:00 PM

To register for the webinar visit the link below:…/reg…/WN_JjL7IXldSGmQB6ib1Ny0eg

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