January 5, 2022

‘George W. Meads: Rockville’s One-Man Fire Department’ to be Featured in Montgomery History Virtual Seminar on Tues., Jan. 11

From 1895 through 1920, 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. In a virtual seminar sponsored by Montgomery History at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, archivist Sarah Hedlund will relate the story of Meads’s extraordinary life as a fireman, deputy sheriff, school trustee, entrepreneur and family man.

Meads’s personal story is intertwined with the early history of firefighting and other aspects of segregated community life in turn-of-the-century Rockville.

Register for the seminar, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JjL7IXldSGmQB6ib1Ny0eg.