Six Ways to Save Maryland History on Giving Tuesday

12/01/2015
By Nicholas A. Redding

This Giving Tuesday we’re offering our friends six specific opportunities to help save and protect Maryland history as a part of our Six-to-Fix program.

“We’re not makers of History. We are made by history.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King spoke those words 50 years ago – and they still ring true. History makes us. And here at Preservation Maryland we’re all about saving and protecting that history.

 

SO, HERE IS WHAT WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH, AND HOW MUCH IT WILL COST:

antietam

ANTIETAM BATTLEFIELD CLEAN-UP

What we need: $500 to provide equipment to 100 volunteers

At Antietam Battlefield we’re partnering on a project for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service to rehabilitate an important attack-field – where thousands of Americans laid down their lives. We need $500 to pay for loppers, handsaws and work gloves to arm our volunteer army in their battle against invasive species.


quincePLEASANT VIEW HISTORIC SITE

What we need: $1000 to support bringing a strategic plan consultant on board

At Pleasant View Historic Site in Montgomery County, we’re working with the local steward to create a new vision and public-use plan for this important African-American history site. $1,000 will pay for a top-notch consultant to oversee strategic planning to tell the full story from Civil War to Civil Rights.


Glenn_Dale_Hospital_-_Adult_Hospital_Building_(side_view)GLENN DALE HOSPITAL REUSE

What we need: $500 to off-set costs of high-definition aerial footage and Instagram meet-up event

At Glenn Dale Hospital in Prince George’s County Maryland, we are working with local citizens groups and government to find a way to get this long-abandoned property back in use – in a way that will honor its history and respect the community. $500 will help pay for high-definition drone footage of the site to market its potential and an Instagram-meetup to engage a broader community.


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Photo by Fr. Kevin A. Mueller, Preserve the Baltimore Uprising, baltimoreuprising.org.

BALTIMORE’S HISTORIC STOREFRONTS

What we need: $250 supports a day of advocacy for repair funding in Annapolis

In Baltimore, we are partnering with several groups to assist with a major façade restoration program for historic storefronts damaged by years of disinvestment. $250 will put us on the ground in Annapolis for a days’ worth of advocacy to make the case for more funding to continue this work in the future.


hollyhallHOLLY HALL HISTORIC HOUSE

What we need: $1200 for measured drawings to spark and inform reuse ideas

In Cecil County, we are working with private and public officials to help save Holly Hall – the early 19th century home that now sits vacant, looking for a new use. $1,200 will help pay for measured drawings of the site which will help to market the grand dame of Elkton to a new audience and document its story.

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Photo Kathy Bosin.

DOCUMENTING DORCHESTER COUNTY

What we need: $2500 to develop a user-generated historic documentation website

In Dorchester County, we are working with local government to assist with a planning process aimed at identifying and mitigating the risks to historic resources in the flood plain. $2,500 will allow us to create a web platform where property owners can document their own story and history of their home – and upload that information – thus putting the power of documentation, survey and research in their own hands and empowering them to save the story of what matters to them.

GIVE TODAY

No matter the size of your gift, you can see that you have an opportunity to make a real difference. We’ll put your donation to work immediately in ways that help save the best of Maryland.

Nicholas A. Redding · Executive Director

Nicholas A. Redding is Preservation Maryland’s Executive Director and between announcing major organizational updates, he often blogs about Maryland and Civil War history.

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