Joseph McGill founded the Slave Dwelling Project as a Civil War historian and descendant of the enslaved to identify and assist property owners, government agencies and organizations to preserve extant slave dwellings. Since it’s founding, he has brought his expertise to nearly 100 sites across the country – in October he will be on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Since 1984, Historic Ellicott City, Inc., has worked closely with designers, artisans, and tradespeople to restore a historic property into that year’s Decorator Show House. The goal of the program is engage history and preservation in all aspects of the construction, remodeling, and decor – and then open it up for all the community to see.
Announcing the 2016 Best of Maryland Preservation Awardees
05/02/2016 By Preservation Maryland
Our awards program recognizes the people, places, and projects that exemplify the very Best of Maryland; please join us in congratulating this year’s awardees!
The awards presentation will take place at our fun and casual Best of Maryland awards on Thursday, May 12, from 6-9pm at the Annpolis Maritime Museum. Purchase your tickets online here, share the press release, and take a moment to get to know these tremendous preservation leaders, and leading projects.
Photo credit: Matthew Cole for the CapitalGazette.com.
LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Honorable Christopher Trumbauer Anne Arundel County Government
Mr. Duff’s commitment to the history and the future of Baltimore is seen through is founding and leadership of Jubliee Baltimore, a non-profit that has supported the revitalization of Baltimore through preservation, development, and the arts.
Ms. Thompson goes above and beyond to save and interpret some of Maryland’s oldest history as a municipal planner and staff to the Preservation Commission, and as such, is a liaison between the County and allied public and private group – a true partner.
Leaders in conservation and planning on the Eastern Shore, ESLC transformed a vacant and historic laundry building into their state-of-art headquarters that they share with allied groups in the area, thus providing a spark of revitalization in their neighborhood.
The Artisans of the Ivy Hotel Baltimore City
Dozens of highly-skilled and Maryland-based small businesses and individual experts came together to create an historic and aesthetic icon that is the Ivy Hotel in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore City.
Mount Vernon Place Conservancy Restoration of the Washington Monument
In the year of the Washington Monument‘s bicentennial the Conservancy undertook a significant restoration of the materials, and enhanced the visitor experience along the way. The discovery of a time-capsule during the work made national news.