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.
Six Events to Discover Maryland’s Historic Battlefields this Fall
08/17/2016 By Preservation Maryland
As the weather cools and weekly routines return after summer break, fall is the ideal time for a day trip or weekend getaway. Plan an autumn outing to one of these events at some of Maryland’s most scenic historic sites, recommended by Preservation Maryland and the Civil War Trust.
Defenders Day at Fort McHenry
Central Maryland, Baltimore, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
On September 9-11, celebrate Star-Spangled Banner Weekend at Fort McHenry with fireworks, live music, reenactments and a unique symbolic recreation of ship-to-shore bombardment. A state holiday since 1908, Star-Spangled Banner weekend honors the successful defense of the city from British attack and the writing of the national anthem in 1814.
For Cause & Country: Serving the Soldiers
Southern Maryland, Fort Washington Park
During the Civil War, a private relief group called the United States Sanitary Commission (USSC) organized war efforts to assist Union soldiers. The USSC was entirely funded and run by civilians, and would become the forerunner for the American Red Cross. On Saturday, September 10, living historians will help you discover the important role the USSC played in the lives of Union soldiers at Fort Washington.
Death and Destruction in Downtown Frederick
Capital Region, Frederick County, Frederick
Soldiers filled the city of Frederick during the Civil War, crowding hospitals, damaging property and fighting in the streets. On Saturday, October 1, join the National Museum of Civil War Medicine for an afternoon walking tour that reflects on the cost of the Civil War to Frederick’s 19th-century residents.
Living History Weekend at Antietam Battlefield
Western Maryland, Washington County, Sharpsburg
Over Living History Weekend on October 8-9, living history volunteers will portray the 124th New York Infantry recreating the life of a Civil War soldier. Weapons demonstrations will be held both Saturday and Sunday, with ongoing interpretation in the camp throughout the weekend.
Battlefield Hikes and a Movie at Monocacy Battlefield
Western Maryland, Frederick County, Frederick
On Saturday, October 15, Walk in the footsteps of Civil War soldiers who fought at the Battle of Monocacy. Rangers will lead hikes through the battlefield, highlighting the tactics and troop movements that saved Washington, D.C. Afterward, enjoy a showing of “The Outlaw of Josey Wales” at the Thomas Barn.
The Civil War Trust is the premier nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America’s hallowed battlegrounds. Although primarily focused on the protection of Civil War battlefields, through its Campaign 1776 initiative, the Trust also seeks to save the battlefields connected to the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. To date, the Trust has preserved close to 43,000 acres of battlefield land in 23 states, including nearly 1,300 acres in Maryland.
Preservation Maryland is Maryland’s first and largest organization dedicated to preserving the state’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes, and archaeological sites.