Joseph McGill founded the Slave Dwelling Project as a Civil War historian and descendant of the enslaved to identify and assist property owners, government agencies and organizations to preserve extant slave dwellings. Since it’s founding, he has brought his expertise to nearly 100 sites across the country – in October he will be on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.Continue Reading
On the half-way point of their quest to visit all of Maryland’s twenty-four counties, Preservation Maryland supporters Diane and Jeff Caslow, explore the beautiful scenery and state parks of Western Maryland in Garrett County.Continue Reading
If you lived in the Maryland area in the 1970s you may remember the infamous Surrender Dorothy graffiti on the CSX railroad bridge over I-495. The prank (and later tags) referenced the architecture of the nearby Mormon Temple – that with six golden spires may think resemble the Emerald City of Oz.Continue Reading
The Maryland Historical Trust recently announced projects which will receive funding through the state’s highly competitive Historic Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program.Continue Reading
Today is International Women’s Day, and we know that women have played an essential role in the history of preservation from the Ladies’ Association of Mount Vernon to our own Michelle Eshelman, a recent architecture school graduate that jumped right into the Ellicott City recovery efforts. Here are some great interviews with Maryland women of preservation on our podcast, PreserveCast:Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
Preservation Maryland will be the featured non-profit at the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s weekly farmer’s market on Saturday, September 15, 2018.
Enjoy the rich heritage of Kunta Kinte whose story from the Gambia to Annapolis and for generations on down was told in the book “Roots: Saga of an American Family” by Alex Haley. A family-friendly cultural festival celebrating the history and Heritage of people of African American, African, and Caribbean descent. This is the 29th year of this celebration that includes a full day of live music, dance, ethnic foods and wares for sale.
This special annual event at the Steppingstone Museum features apple cider pressing & butter making, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, hayrides, craft vendors, demonstrations of historical trades, live bluegrass music, food, kids activities and more.