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

Whether a project requires a restoration carpenter, skilled bricklayer or talented mason, the Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions hosts an excellent, updated contractor database.

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.

The Maryland Humanities Council 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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