Field Services

Boots on the Ground: Our Work in the Field

Preservation Maryland assists with hundreds of projects throughout the year in a variety of different ways. Our most focused and strategic field services are provided through our Six-to-Fix program.

At Pleasant View Historic Site in Montgomery County, engineer Matthew Daw, PE, and Rev. Dr. Gerard A. Green, Jr., assess the ca. 1914 Methodist Episcopal Church.

Broadly defined, field services provided by Preservation Maryland include:

View our list of resources for Maryland Preservationists

Preservation Contractors

One of the most frequent calls received by Preservation Maryland, and many other preservation groups, are property owners and stewards looking specific and skilled assistance. To address this need, we launched PreserveList in April 2017. PreserveList connects preservation service providers with customers that are looking to properly care for their historic building. Whether it’s federal, Victorian or Mid-Century, PreserveList is the one stop shop for all things preservation.

Funding Resources

State of Maryland

The Maryland Historical Trust administers the state’s traditional preservation grant, rehab tax credits and loan programs. Current information on the availability of grants and deadlines are available on their website.

Maryland’s Office of the Governor maintains a comprehensive listing of all state grants, many of which apply to the work of the preservation community.

Maryland Humanities also provides grant funding for provides grants to nonprofit organizations that use the humanities (literature, philosophy, history, etc.) to engage Marylanders.

National funding programs

The National Park Service oversees many preservation related grant programs. Park Service grants help protect the nation’s significant historic and cultural sites and preserve diverse cultural heritage.

The National Endowment for the Humanities hosts a wide range of grant programs. NEH grants typically go to cultural institutions, such as museums, archives, libraries, colleges, universities, public television, and radio stations, and to individual scholars.

The Federal government also maintains a comprehensive grants database of all agencies that can be searched for current opportunities.

Preservation Ethics & Standards

The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards: The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties are common sense historic preservation principles in non-technical language.

Historic Preservation Laws: A comprehensive collection of the laws which govern historic preservation work and regulatory compliance in the United States.

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