North Brentwood was the first African American town to become part of Prince George’s County when it was incorporated in 1924. Over time and out of necessity, this historic enclave has been home and host to famous citizens, athletes, and musicians — like Sis’s Tavern that hosted Duke Ellington.
The Old Greenbelt Theatre is using a Heritage Fund grant to create a docuseries on interesting aspects of Maryland history that run before shows at the historic National Historical Landmark theatre in Prince George’s County.
Flood waters on Main Street in Ellicott City, 1972. Photo from the Howard County Historical Society.
Heritage Fund Highlight: Keeping History Above Water Conference in Annapolis
10/18/2017 By Preservation Maryland
As a part of Preservation Maryland’s commitment to professional development and increasing awareness about the threat sea-level rise poses to historic resources, the organization made a $3,000 grant from the Heritage Fund to support bringing the Keeping History Above Water conference to Annapolis, Maryland in 2017.
In light of the threats to historic Annapolis faces from sea level rise, the City of Annapolis has responded with a comprehensive strategy under the Weather it Together program umbrella and is a natural host for the conference.
The conference begins Sunday, October 29, 2017 with a lecture program open to the public. More technical sessions and discussions will take place through Wednesday, November 1, 2017 and require registration. The entire historic City of Annapolis will be utilized as a classroom as attendees explore adaptive designs and water management considerations on several scheduled tours.