Please join us for a glass of wine and conversation about Takoma Park and its history. Meet Historic Takoma volunteers and members of our Board. Bring your questions, thoughts, and ideas. Learn about our programs and activities, our research collections and archives, maps, and so much more.
Lee Jordan was a tireless advocate for improving living conditions for African American residents in Takoma Park during segregation and the decades that followed. The film, They Called Him “Mister Lee” draws on oral history interviews with people who grew up in Takoma Park’s Black community during the 1940s and 1950s, reflecting on their experiences and the legacy of Lee Jordan.
Members of the Montgomery County Historic Preservation Office present their ongoing project to map historical patterns of segregation in Montgomery County. The first phase of the project documented racial covenants in the Downcounty area, including Takoma Park, with a GIS interactive map. Come hear about racial covenants and the continuing work to understand the history of racial segregation in Montgomery County. This is a free event but we request a donation to support the work of Historic Takoma.