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George W. Peck Memorial Marker Dedication

Sunday, October 22 • 3–5 pm

Poolesville Presbyterian Church

17800 Elgin Rd., Poolesville, MD

MoCoLMP will unveil, in Poolesville, the first historical marker in our county to acknowledge a racial terror lynching. Mr. George Peck was murdered by a mob in Poolesville in 1880, one of three lynchings that took place in the county.

We will gather on the lawn next to the Poolesville Presbyterian Church, across the street from where the lynching took place. (Rain location: Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Road.)

The program will be followed by a reception at Locals Farm Market (across the street) for simple refreshments and conversation.

The event is free and open to all but please register here. Parking is free and plentiful and will be clearly marked. To receive updates and to help us in planning, please get a ticket. Contact MoCoLMP via email with any accessibility needs.

If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please email MoCoLMP. MoCoLMP is part of the statewide Maryland Lynching Memorial Project and a designated Community Remembrance Project of the Equal Justice Initiative. Funding for the marker came from Maryland LMP, the Montgomery County Remembrance and Reconciliation Commission, and many of our individual members. The Town of Poolesville donated considerable in-kind support and assisted with securing the marker location.


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