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Dr. Francine Jamin, Director
Montgomery College
7600 Takoma Avenue
Takoma Park, MD  20912

Telephone:  (240) 567-1385
Fax:  (240) 567-1669


Special Events


The Paul Peck Institute for American Culture and Civic Engagement at Montgomery College sponsors events and programs, including the award-winning Jefferson Caféâ project in several series at locations throughout Montgomery County.


For more information, please contact Dr. Francine Jamin at (240) 567-1385 or


To request accommodation for a disability, please contact Dr. Jamin at least two weeks prior to the event.


See the Monthly Calendars for full listings of events.



Celebrations of the Lincoln Bicentennial, including "The Sculptor as Visual Storyteller," featuring nationally-renowned New York-based sculptor Ivan Schwartz; the Fifth-anniversary Jefferson Café®, held at Monticello; Following Lewis and Clark, a slide show and discussion by Montgomery College History Professor Michael Petty, who followed the trail of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's 1804-1806 Journey of Discovery; student discussion forums related to Presidents' Day and National Constitution Day; "We Shall Overcome," a living history program commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act; annual celebrations of National Poetry Month; Jan Schaffer speaking on The Era of Participatory Journalism; The Saga of the 2005 Nickel, a presentation by Joe Fitzgerald, designer of the new Jeffersonian nickel; and The Music of Early Maryland, with Dr. David Hildebrand.