On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, Preservation Maryland hosted a live telephone town hall that reached thousands of listeners to discuss the latest threats to the federal Historic Tax Credit and how we can all be advocates for this essential program. If you missed the call, you can listen and share the recording online now.
The Society for the Preservation of Old Mills (SPOOM) has identified over 500 mills throughout Maryland — only a fraction of which are still standing. This exercise illustrates the need to preserve Maryland’s industrial heritage like Preservation Maryland is helping to do along the Jones Falls in Baltimore City.
Be a Preservation Voter
11/07/2016 By Elly Colmers Cowan
We at Preservation Maryland advocate for protecting our heritage. In order for us to be successful, we need to elect legislators who understand the importance of our history as we look towards the future. Over this election cycle, we have heard where the candidates stand on many issues. As we enter the final hours before the 2016 election, let’s take a look at how candidates stand on historic preservation:
PRESERVATION ACTION FEDERAL CANDIDATE SURVEY
Preservation Action, a grassroots non-profit advocating for preservation at the federal level, recently released the results of their 2016 Federal Candidate Historic Preservation Survey. Candidates were asked whether they support the re-authorization of the Historic Preservation Fund, regular increases to the Historic Preservation Fund, the Historic Tax Credit, and the basic intent of the National Historic Preservation Act. Maryland’s Representatives are unanimously supportive of all four questions.
HOW DO THE VPs FEEL ABOUT PRESERVATION?
Contributing to the Huffington Post, Greg Werkheiser, ofCultural Heritage Partners, which is managing the Preservation50 commemoration discussed, in “The VP Candidates on Preserving History” the past records of Vice Presidential nominees Tim Kaine (D) and Mike Pence (R) in supporting a wide-range of preservation-related topics such as rehabilitating historic schools, protecting open space and battlefields, and funding local history in their perspective home states.
ADVOCACY ALL YEAR LONG
Preservation Maryland encourage you to vote, and to participate in the politics of preservation all-year-round in three easy ways: