Few names conjure up as much respect, admiration or praise as that of Frederick Douglass. On the 200th anniversary of his birth, Preservation Maryland is proud to remember the contributions of one the state’s most famous citizens.
Abraham Lincoln made many visits and stops in Maryland over the course of his presidency and broader political career, but perhaps none are as photographically iconic as his trip to the Maryland countryside in October of 1862.
PreserveCast Ep. 14: Tolson’s Chapel and the History of Reconstruction
06/18/2017 By Preservation Maryland
Tolson’s Chapel was once a school, a church, and the center of a community. Now, thanks to the work of folks like our guest Edie Wallace – with support from Preservation Maryland – it may hopefully serves as a way to glimpse into the often overlooked second act of the story of the Civil War and the emancipation of slavery.
Public education demonstration at a restored Tolson’s Chapel.
Tolson’s Chapel before repair work, 2005. Photo from Maryland Historical Trust.
Preservation Maryland Executive Director Nicholas Redding and host of PreserveCast sat down this week with the President of the non-profit Friends of Tolson’s Chapel, to discuss the challenges associated with preserving this unique building, and why it and similar preservation projects are a key part of the full story of the Civil War. This is PreserveCast.