Today is National Baseball League’s Opening Day! It’s time to revive the game day traditions, play catch, and warm up those voices. Why? Find our why we sing the Star Spangled Banner at the beginning of sporting events, and why Marylanders hollar, “O!” every chance they get:Continue Reading
On this episode of PreserveCast, we’ll hear from Dru Schmidt-Perkins from 1000 Friends of Maryland about their advocacy on behalf of smart growth policies for Maryland. That includes comprehensive growth planning, rural land conservation and historic preservation, citing renewable energy, and creating the communities all Marylanders deserve.Continue Reading
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
Ten barns near Wolfsville in Frederick County, Maryland, will be featured during the 12th Annual Barnstormers Tour and Plein Air Paint-Out. This annual self-guided tour calls attention to these beautiful old structures and their importance to our agricultural heritage. The tour provides a rare opportunity to gain access to some of our most scenic and private farm properties. many of the barns will feature old time crafts demonstrations.
Join us for a 1940’s inspired party, celebrating the time of Mr. Paul’s ownership of “The Land of Promise” on which Steppingstone sits! This afternoon event will include live 1940’s style music, lawn games, a catered tea in the Courtyard, an equestrian demonstration, silent auction and more. 1940’s style dress is admired, but not required! Tickets must be pre-purchased.