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.
Preservation Maryland Awarded Grant for Historic Jones Falls Signage
12/05/2016 By Preservation Maryland
Preservation Maryland is the recipient of Heritage Investment grant funds from the Baltimore National Heritage Area to work with our partners in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore to research, design, and produce wayfinding and interpretive signage along the Jones Falls.
Since moving into the rehabilitated Meadow Mill in the historic Jones Falls corridor of Baltimore in the summer 2014, Preservation Maryland has taken full advantage of being a part of a strong and growing historic and creative neighborhood. In applying for the Baltimore National Heritage Area grant for interpretive signage, we were pleased to have partnered with local organizations, as well as, developers of mills along the corridor. In addition to partnerships, another key tenant of the project will be using new digital technology that links the installed interpretive signage with additional and enhanced information that resides on the Explore Baltimore Heritage tourism app.
MORE ABOUT THE BNHA GRANT PROGRAM
The Baltimore Heritage Area Association, the management entity of the Baltimore National Heritage Area, manages the Heritage Investment Grant program. This grant is a source of funding designed to provide small, but strategic investments in cultural heritage tourism projects and organizations within the boundaries of the heritage area. The Heritage Investment Grant provides funds for non-capital projects. Eligible projects must address or complete a priority activity identified in and consistent with the goals, objectives, strategies, and actions outlined in the 2013 Baltimore National Heritage Area Comprehensive Management Plan.