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.
Harriet Tubman mural at her Memorial Garden in Cambridge, MD.
Two Opportunities to Learn More about Harriet Tubman in Maryland
01/22/2017 By Preservation Maryland
The sister site to Cambridge, Maryland’s Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, was earlier this month recognized as the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn, New York, where the buildings where Tubman lived and worshiped remain largely intact. This is another step in the right direction to honor Tubman’s legacy to American history. Read on for important dates to celebrate and learn:
TUBMAN VISITOR CENTER GRAND OPENING
March 11-12, 2017 in Church Creek, Maryland
Over the weekend of March 11-12, 2017, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center will open to the public and immerse visitors in Tubman’s world through exhibits that are informative, evocative and emotive. Understand the value of Tubman’s early years in Maryland, learn about the Underground Railroad resistance movement and her work as a freedom fighter, liberator, leader and humanitarian.