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RHS STUDENTS DESIGN IMMIGRATION EXHIBIT AT BEALL-DAWSON HOUSE
The Beall Dawson House is located on the outskirts of the Rockville Town Center in Montgomery County and was built around 1815 for Upton Beall and his wife and daughters. Beall, from a prominent family, was a clerk of the court for the county, and he wanted a home that would reflect his wealth and status. Since then it has been transformed into a museum for the city of Rockville. It has two exhibits, the first is about 19th century medicine and the other about immigration which was created by juniors in Ms. McKim’s AP Language and Composition class at Rockville High School. The juniors interviewed immigrants, including those from their own families, to Montgomery County. Afterwards the students worked together to design the exhibit. The exhibit includes flags of the immigrants' places of origin whether that be out of county, out of state, or out of country. Each flag has a quote from an immigrant who is native to that area. The students also created an art collage that has numerous photos of each immigrant throughout their life followed with a brief description about their life and immigration to Montgomery County. In addition, the students created a LED mural of all of the immigrants' locations of origin connecting to Montgomery County. Visitors to the exhibit will be able to make their own flags and add their own immigrants pins to a world map. The museum is open on the weekends and we hope you'll stop to see the student's hard work.
An opening reception for the exhibit will be on January 31st from 6pm until 8pm at the Beall-Dawson House.
See more information about the artwork and the stories of the immigrants below:
Our project is a collection of stories from people who moved to Montgomery County from somewhere else in the United States. They were all tied together as they were pulled to MOCO due to higher education and more opportunity. Click here to migrate with us.
Get some insight on immigration in the diverse Montgomery County from Asia and South America for those seeking better opportunities and a better life. Click here to migrate with us
See those who have traveled from Central and South America to Montgomery County, learning about the drastic measures that had to be made, in order for a better life and opportunity. Click here to migrate with us.
See those who have traveled from Asia to Montgomery County, in hopes of finding better life opportunities. Click here to migrate with us.
Follow the journey of immigrants from Europe, Africa, and Mauritius. Click here to migrate with us.
All these people have different reason for moving, job opportunities, being with family, a better education, however they all moved from somewhere in the United States. Click here to migrate with us.
Read about those who have traveled to Montgomery County from all around the United States. Click here to migrate with us.
This story map gives people personal examples of people who have immigrated to Montgomery County from Africa and Europe, seeking a safer and/or much more prosperous life than what they had before. Their ambition to persevere in the most prosperous nation in the world is respectable as well as admirable. Click here to migrate with us.
Here lies the stories of risk takers and dreamers, who went through tough measures and obstacles to get from Latin America to Montgomery County. Click here to migrate with us.
People from all over the country have moved to Montgomery County, whether it be for education, employment, family, or something else. Click here to migrate with us.
These people escaped uncertain lives to find better opportunities in America and Montgomery County. They come from Europe, Asia, and Africa. Click here to migrate with us.
Let's drive through the states of America and absorb different experiences on how people seeking better opportunities and a better life. Click here to migrate with us.