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Meet PM's New Executive Director!

Redding at the Burnside Bridge on Antietam Creek; Photo Credit: Stephen VossWe at Preservation Maryland are very pleased to welcome Nicholas Redding to the team as our new Executive Director.

Building upon his extensive experience in protecting and interpreting places that matter, Mr. Redding says, “I cannot wait to join the team at Preservation Maryland and to carry out its bold and ambitious Strategic Plan.  I’ll be heading out immediately to meet with individuals and groups across the State who have long been working at the grassroots of preservation.  I’m eager to hear how we can provide them with the support they need.”

Before coming to Preservation Maryland, Mr. Redding was the Executive Director at  Long Branch Plantation where he successfully revitalized the organization while realizing an ambitious strategic plan for the historic house and working farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. 

He also served as the Deputy Director for Advocacy at the  Civil War Trust, America’s largest non-profit battlefield preservation organization. While with the Trust, Mr. Redding was responsible for planning and directing preservation advocacy campaigns throughout the Mid-Atlantic, including the effort that turned back the proposal to build a casino on the Gettysburg battlefield.

Mr. Redding is a graduate of Shepherd University. He serves on the board of the Clermont Foundation in Berryville and has been appointed twice to the Frederick County Historic Preservation Commission. He lives outside Frederick with his wife and two beagles.

Redding will assume his role as the new executive director in late September, 2014. For more information please contact Elly Colmers .

To read the full press release, please click here.

 

Autumn Field Trips!

Preservation Maryland is please to announce our field trip series will continue with a trip in Charles County in September and a trip in Baltimore County in October.

 

Kayaking Among Shipwrecks

Shipwreck in Mallows BayThe ghost fleet of Mallows Bay may sound like the title of a scary story, but it's actually an archaeological and ecological wonder in southern Maryland.  On Saturday, September 20, you can paddle through the ghost fleet, which is made up of the remains of sunken World War I transport ships and various other boats that have been wrecked in Mallows Bay in Charles County.  The group will depart as the tide is going out, so you will be able to see large portions of the wrecks up close.  For more information and to register click here.

 

Barns and Bridges of Baltimore County

Board the bus at Boordy Vineyards on Saturday, October 11 and get ready to learn some fascinating facts about the barns and bridges of Parkton Stone Arch BridgeBaltimore County.  You will see the oldest bridge in Maryland and the only covered bridge in Baltimore County and enjoy lunch in an historic barn.  After getting all your barns and bridge questions answered by our guides, you are welcome to continue the conversation over a wine tasting at Boordy.  For more information and to register click here.

Welcome New and Renewing Members 

2014 Membership Brochure

At the end of July, Preservation Maryland sent out our new membership brochure. The success of Preservation Maryland depends in no small part on the dedicated support of our donors.Your support will enable us to continue promoting public policy that encourages the preservation of historic resources, sharing effective strategies and techniques, and providing funds to transform endangered buildings into sources of community pride.

 

Please renew your membership today and encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same!
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2014 Endangered Maryland Released

Nelson HomesteadPreservation Maryland's Endangered Maryland program is a call to action to save critically important historic buildings and sites that are at risk of being lost. Every site selected for this year's list is at imminent risk. Increased public dialogue and creative solutions are key to saving these historic places. Visit www.endangeredmaryland.org to learn about the selected sites and find out what you can do to help.

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