Maryland State Parks has created their Es Mi Parque program to better connect a large and growing number of Latino visitors to the cultural, recreational and historic resources of Maryland. In partnership, Preservation Maryland will produce a series of brief park histories in English and Spanish.
Did you know? That iconic blue jar of Noxzema was invented and nurtured into an international company by Marylander George A. Bunting in the early 20th century. And now one of the company’s historic factory buildings is being transformed into new apartments and artists lofts in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore City.
Remembering the Fallen: Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination
11/26/2016 By Preservation Maryland
The Battle of Antietam remains the bloodiest one-day battle on American soil. On September 17, 1862, 23,000 soldiers became casualties in the first major Confederate attack on the Union during the Civil War. Every year, the National Park Service honors their sacrifice when it illuminates the Battlefield with 23,000 luminaries.
DECEMBER 3, 2016, 6PM
ANTIETAM NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
We at Preservation Maryland encourage you to visit Antietam, especially for this illumination event. Preservation is about keeping the past and its stories alive. It is not only about buildings, neighborhoods, or land, but also the people whose stories are interwoven with their physical environments. Remembering the soldiers who struggled and died on this land at Antietam is important for remembering not only our national story, but also how some of the most significant parts of that story have been written in our state of Maryland.