Deco Double Header on October 14, 2017: Rockville Antique Car Show & Boom: The 1950s in Montgomery County

October 14, 2017
Join us on Saturday, October 14, 2017 for the Rockville Antique Car show at the Rockville Civic Center Park and then head to the Beall-Dawson Museum where a special curator-guided tour is offered to ADSW members on the opening day of the new Montgomery History exhibit Boom: The 1950s in Montgomery County.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Rockville Civic Center Park - 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, MD 20851
Rain date: Saturday, Oct. 21

On Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.,  the grounds of the historic Glenview Mansion will welcome more than 550 antique and classic automobiles.  From Packard to Ferrari, 32 car clubs are represented during this grand event while auto collectors and enthusiasts share the fond memories of the classic cars of yesteryear. The show also has a flea market and car sales area. Food and drink will be available for purchase at the event.  This event is open to the public and admission is free. 

Schedule:
 
8:30 a.m.
Field opens to show cars, flea market and car sales
11 a.m.
Registration Closes
Field opens to spectators - Free admission
Children's Activities at the Nature Center 
11:30 - 1:30 p.m.  The Hillbilly Gypsies

Here's a youtube video of The Hillbilly Gypsies

 
 
 
 
Join ADSW on a special talk and tour of BOOM: The 1950s in Montgomery County led by Montgomery History Curator Elizabeth Lay. From the exhibit description:
 
"Explore the days of pink flamingos, "duck and cover" drills, juke boxes, and more with our new exhibit...! [It] guarantees an explosion of memories and stories from this pivotal decade in the county's history.
 
BOOM will examine Montgomery County as the archetypal American suburb through an interactive exhibit, dynamic speaker series, and some really 'hip' events. Delve into this time of Hot Shoppes and "The Milt Grant Show," as well as school desegregation and suburban sprawl.
 
Among the hundreds of objects on display will be an RCA television from 1956, fashions such as a women's bathing suit and a Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School letter sweater, toys including Robby the Robot, newfangled household items like a transistor radio, and even an aluminum Christmas tree!
 
Connect with this explosive period in our county's history with these not-to-be-missed experiences!"
 
If you're already in Rockville for the car show, are hungry, and need some time to kill, there are several places for lunch within walking distance of the Beall-Dawson Museum, including:
The Beall-Dawson Museum
111 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville, MD 20850
 
The Museum is a short drive from the Antique Car Show at Rockville Civic Center Park.



Participation in the curator-guided tour of Boom is limited to 25 so register early. The exhibit is also open for self-guided tours.