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.
Digital Photography Collection now available on Flickr
10/03/2015 By Meagan Baco
Preservation Maryland has just uploaded nearly 1,500 photos from our digital image collection to Flickr – complete with detailed metadata, such as architectural style, building materials, and relevant information about the history of the site. Much of the planning, organization, and execution of this on-going task has been the primary project of Benjamin Israel, a recent graduate of St. Mary’s College, and our digital archiving intern. What was simply being stored on our servers is now a statewide resource and free to use and share under a Creative Commons license.
This is just the first milestone of a larger public access project; we intend to process our ever-growing collection of over 10 thousand digital images, and digitize a collection of historic photographs and 35mm slides. We are actively partnering with the University of Maryland Hornbake Library and Digital Maryland to preserve and archive this resource.
Take a moment to flip through our Flickr account, and please donate to Preservation Maryland so that we can continue to progress through our collection and make it accessible to the world.