Date: Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
Time: 7:15 p.m.
Location: Potomac Community Center
If schools are closed because of inclement weather, the meeting will be cancelled.
Speaker: Ralph Buglass – The Early History of Potomac Village
Topic: Come hear an illustrated talk on our Village, when it was known as "Offutt's Crossroads" and the area consisted primarily of farms with crisscrossing dirt roads. Mr. Buglass is a member of the Montgomery Historical Society's speakers bureau and a descendant of the Offutt family, Potomac's colorful 'first family'. He'll describe how and why the village came to be called Potomac, including feuding among the family, the end of slavery, a business partnership gone bad, and yes, even attempted murder and ghostly appearances
As always, the public is encouraged to attend our meetings.
When farmers bartered for supplies at Perry Store in Offutt’s Crossroad in 1880, Potomac was an agricultural community where transportation relied on the C&O Canal and horse-drawn wagons on dirt roads. Today, we see something far different.
Yet much remains constant. Great Falls, the Potomac River, and the Canal still draw us. Forested stream valleys, rural roads, and Potomac Village still define our community. The look and feel of Potomac today is no accident. Much of what we hold dear is due to the vigilance of volunteers working to preserve what is best here – a community that values our history, the environment, and our role as “Green Wedge” in the overall vision of county planners.
We invite you to become one of the team to insure the continued beauty of this area. If you are interested in preserving the beauty of Potomac, please become a member.