At the March hearing date of HB1513 that would establish a base-level of funding for historic preservation grants in Maryland, Preservation Maryland was joined by amazing colleagues from across the state, including Zunny Miller-Matema of Friends of Tolson’s Chapel. Watch or read her inspiring story and testimony here:
Legislation has been introduced that would set a base level of support for Maryland’s historic preservation grant programs. You can help make this funding a reality by telling your legislator this funding matters to your community.
Three State Heritage Areas Seek Boundary Expansions
03/20/2017 By Meagan Baco
Heritage Areas show that historic communities and cultural resources are the anchors of places where Marylanders want to live and where visitors want to experience the Old Line State. Preservation Maryland supports the three Heritage Area boundary expansions in the works at the moment:
Serving Western Maryland since 2006, the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area spreads through Carroll, Frederick, and Washington Counties. On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, the Maryland Heritage Area Authority will host a public meeting on the expansion of the Heritage Area to include Clear Spring, Keedysville, and Funkstown, as well as historic sites such as Fort Frederick State Park and Washington Monument State Park.
In November 2015, Preservation Maryland testified at a public hearing in support of the expansion of the boundaries of the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area that serves Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. The expansion would include areas of Bowie and Glenn Dale, including the location of the Glenn Dale Hospital, a ripe adaptive reuse project of the abandoned complex. A decision on this expansion is expected this year.
The Maryland Heritage Areas Program is governed by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority and administered by the Maryland Historical Trust. The Authority provides targeted financial and technical assistance within thirteen locally designated Heritage Areas, each of which has a distinct focus or theme that represents a unique aspect of Maryland’s character. Together, the Authority, the Heritage Areas and local partners support the economic well-being of Maryland’s communities by promoting, sustaining and creating place-based experiences for visitors and residents alike.
Meagan Baco · Director of Communications
Meagan Baco shares the stories of the Old Line State’s important history and unique places – and the people working to preserve it, through Preservation Maryland’s website and publications.