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Advocates show their love for Maryland history, 2018.
Event Recap: Maryland History Advocacy Day in Annapolis
02/02/2018 By Elly Colmers Cowan
On Thursday, February 1, 2018, history, architecture, and preservation advocates from across the state descended on Annapolis to let their legislators know that preservation matters.
The day began at AIA Maryland in downtown Annapolis with a briefing given by Preservation Maryland Executive Director Nicholas Redding and Director of Engagement Elly Colmers Cowan about how to hold an effective meeting with your legislators and the preservation priorities on which the advocates should focus their message.
Preservation Maryland staff exploring Annapolis on Advocacy Day.
Del. Christopher Adams with advocates from the Eastern Shore.
Delegates and advocates from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, 2018.
Del. Kris Valderrama with advocates, 2018.
Throughout the day, over 100 advocates from across the state held meetings and dropped by legislators’ offices to discuss the preservation priorities for the current Session of the Maryland General Assembly. The successful day then ended with the Maryland Historical Trust Preservation Awards and a reception co-hosted by Maryland Historical Trust and Preservation Maryland.
Maryland’s many preservation advocates are helping to protect our state’s irreplaceable heritage and Preservation Maryland is grateful to all the supporters who came out and walked the halls of the Senate and House Office Buildings in Annapolis to make a difference.