20 Spots available with registration (available soon) for a Free Bus Tour of Fitzgerald's Haunts in Rockville
Join us as Eileen McGuckian, local historian, provides a personal tour of the small town Fitzgerald knew in the 1920s. Participants will get a flavor of Rockville in the Jazz Age and visit the places where he attended his father's funeral, where his mother was
institutionalized, and the two historic cemeteries in which he and Zelda were buried.
McGuckian is the author of six books on Rockville history, including Rockville: Portrait of a City (2001) and F. Scott Fitzgerald's Rockville: A Guide to Rockville in the 1920s (1996). She has been part of the festival since its start and served as executive director of Peerless Rockville for three decades and believes in preserving historic places for the benefit of future generations.
Bus pick-up location: front of the UUCR Venue Bus leaves at 3:35, returns to UUCR at 5 pm
Note: to minimize the risk of spreading COVID ask that:
people wear masks on the bus
participants will have been vaccinated
Note that bus windows will be open for air flow and 1/3 of this tour will be off the bus and outdoors such as at St. Mary's cemetary.