Bring your lunch and join Peerless Rockville for a presentation on what life was like in the small town of Rockville in 1850, at noon Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the historic Red Brick Courthouse, 29 Courthouse Square, in Rockville Town Center.

“Lunch & Learn: Rockville 1850” will look at a time when slavery was the practice of the day and the community experienced the rising tensions of a nation drifting towards the Civil War. Afterwards, check out the exhibit “Forging Freedom: Endurance, Escape, and Rockville’s Underground Railroad.” Seating is limited. Contact Peerless Rockville to RSVP at 301-762-0096 or info@peerlessrockville.org.