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.
Now Streaming: Preservation Maryland’s PreserveCast
01/15/2017 By Preservation Maryland
Preservation Maryland is pleased to announce a new initiative and program for the 85-year old organization; a weekly preservation podcast. PreserveCast, as it is known, will look at the intersection of preservation and technology and the way the future is shaping our past.
PreserveCast, is the result of several years’ worth of planning and discussions and was called for in the organization’s strategic plan. The podcast, which will be recorded in the organization’s Baltimore offices, will be released weekly and will cover a wide variety of topics and issues relating to preservation and the impact of technology. Unlike many of Preservation Maryland’s programs which are confined to the Free State’s borders, the podcast will discuss topics and issues from around the nation and the entire globe.
Preservation Maryland volunteer crew at Antietam clean-up day, 2016.
REACHING NEW AUDIENCES
Additionally, a special 10 episode series in 2017 will focus on Antietam National Battlefield – a stunning national battlefield park in Maryland – and will look at the people, organizations and advocacy that was responsible for protecting this pristine cultural landscape.
PreserveCast host, Nicholas Redding.
The podcast will be hosted by Preservation Maryland Executive Director Nicholas Redding who will interview preservationists from around the country to better understand how emerging and existing technologies are impacting historic preservation efforts. Redding will be joined by other Preservation Maryland staff members and partner organization colleagues who will offer insight and conduct interviews of their own.
Each roughly 30-35-minute episode will be available for download from the organization’s website, as well as iTunes and the Google Play Store. Organizations and corporations interested in advertising on the podcast should contact Preservation Maryland Director of Development Doug Harbit for more information on how to reach this important and sizable audience.
This podcast was developed under a grant from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, a unit of the National Park Service. Its contents are solely the responsibility of Anacostia Trails Heritage Area and Preservation Maryland and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the National Park Service or the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.
Preservation Maryland is Maryland’s first and largest organization dedicated to preserving the state’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes, and archaeological sites.