2014 Historic Preservation Awards
Call for Nominations
Deadline: August 22, 2014
Are you aware of an historic preservation hero or extraordinary project that deserves public recognition? Preservation Maryland will honor outstanding preservation efforts at our Annual Meeting and Awards program on October 14, 2014. Since 1985, Preservation Maryland has presented awards to individuals and organizations recognizing their exemplary contributions to preserving Maryland's rich and diverse heritage. We are currently seeking nominations of candidates for this year's Historic Preservation Awards to be presented at our Annual Program. The President's Award recognizes exceptional leadership and commitment to preservation; the Stewardship Award recognizes commendable care of a historic resource; the Volunteer Award is presented to an outstanding non-paid preservationist and the Phoenix Award recognizes excellence in revitalization through preservation. Individuals, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and government agencies are eligible to receive Preservation Maryland's Historic Preservation Awards. Nominations submitted but not selected in previous years may be resubmitted. Please click HERE to learn more about the program and access a nomination form.
It's time YOU acknowledge that person(s) or project deserving of public recognition. Completed nominations must be postmarked by August 22, 2014. Please contact me with any questions you may have at 410-685-2886, x. 303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
The 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 Baltimore 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
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!
2014 Endangered Maryland Released
Preservation 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.
Members like you are the foundation of our efforts.
Online giving is a quick and easy way to support us!