Old Line State Summit

Preservation Maryland convenes the preservation community together for workshops, lectures, tours, and town hall meetings throughout the year culminating in Maryland’s historic preservation conference, the Old Line State Summit.

We offer and promote tours, workshops, and webinars throughout the year, including hands-on preservation, like window repair with David Gibney.

Attend the Summit


Maryland’s statewide historic preservation conference will take place on Friday, June 15, 2018 and Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Architecture Building at the University of Maryland campus in College Park, MD. For the first time, the Preservation Maryland Old Line State Summit will precede the Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions Annual Symposium and offer an unparalleled professional training opportunity for the preservation community of the Mid-Atlantic.


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Friday, June 15, 2018, 8:30AM-5PM

Attendees and speakers vary from planners, architects, Main Street professionals, museum volunteers and staff, students, businesses, and more. This event is for anyone who is committed to protecting the places that make Maryland special and those who want to know more about how the historic landscape plays a role in making our communities hip, healthy, and historic. This year Maryland’s annual preservation conference will take a look at issues touching on the role of preservation in building healthy communities, new technologies, and other topics including:

  • Addressing Accessibility in Historic Sites
  • Tours of Greenbelt and the UMD Campus
  • Managing & Utilizing Digital Archives
  • Recreation-Based Tourism & Preservation
  • The Future of Smart Growth


  • 8:30am-9:30am – Registration and Breakfast in the Great Space
  • 9:30am-9:50am – Welcome
    • Dr. Donald W. Linebaugh, Dean of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
    • Nicholas A. Redding, Executive Director, Preservation Maryland
  • 9:50am-10:50am – Concurrent Sessions
    • Increasing Accessibility for Museums
    • Growth of the Smart Growth Concept
  • 9:50am- 12pm – Bus and Walking Tour of Historic Greenbelt
    • Sponsored by Maryland Milestones State Heritage Area
    • Additional registration and $10 fee required
  • 10:50am-11am – Session Break
  • 11am-12pm – Concurrent Sessions
    • Using Preservation for Affordable Housing
    • Introduction to Digital and New Media Archiving
  • 12pm-1:30pm – Lunch in the Great Space
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm – Concurrent Sessions
    • Locally Grown Products
    • Recreation Tourism and Historic Sites
    • Walking Tour through the UMD Campus
  • 2:30pm-2:40pm – Session Break
  • 2:40pm-3pm – Plenary Introduction by Dr. Jeremy Wells, Assistant Professor, Historic Preservation Program, University of Maryland
  • 2:40pm-4pm – Plenary Lecture: “Health and Historic Preservation” by Dr. Debarati Majumdar Narayan, Principal Associate, Health Impact Project, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trust
  • 4pm-5pm – Conference Reception in the Gallery
    • Sponsored by Grow & Fortify

MAHDC Symposium
“When Money is tight, but the roof isn’t…”
saturday, June 16, 2018, 8:30AM-4PM

The 2018 MAHDC Annual Symposium will address the topic of historic communities and affordability. The full-day symposium will tackle the challenges and opportunities for making preservation more affordable. Historic preservation commissioners, local government planning staff, architects, historic property owners, and preservationists will participate in interactive sessions with leading practitioners in the field to consider why making preservation more affordable so critical to our preservation goals.

This year’s keynote will be delivered by Charles Duff of Jubilee Baltimore. Charlie Duff will speak about using the tools of historic preservation to find affordable solutions for communities and neighborhoods. Sessions in the afternoon will be led by Lauren McHale of the L’Enfant Trust based in Washington, DC. Lauren will speak about the issues of keeping communities affordable and how using easements and trusts can help. Additionally, a session on financing programs for historic preservation in historic communities will be presented by Maryland state programs.

Finally, the program will include breakout sessions where participants will discuss the issues of affordability facing their communities. These breakout sessions will be wrapped up with an affordability forum at the end of the day where participants will discuss how we can bring the issue of affordability in our communities to the forefront of our work in historic preservation.

  • 8:30am-9:30am – Registration & Breakfast in the Great Space
  • 9:00am-3:30pm – Vendors in Vendor Hall
  • 9:00am-9:15am – Opening Remarks
  • 9:15am-10:15am – Keynote with Charles Duff
  • 10:15am-10:30am – Break
  • 10:30am-11:30am – Financing Programs in Historic Communities
  • 11:30am-12:15pm – Breakout Sessions
  • 12:15pm-1:30pm – Lunch
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm – Community Affordability with Lauren McHale
  • 2:30pm-2:45pm – Break
  • 2:45pm-3:45pm – Affordability Forum Panel Discussion
  • 3:45pm-4:00pm – Closing Remarks


Architecture Building
University of Maryland
School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
3835 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20742


Attendees can stay at The Hotel at the University of Maryland for a special rate of $159+tax/night. Call 301-277-7777 and identify yourself as part of the Old Line State Summit guest room block. To receive this discount, reservations must be made by Friday, May 25, 2018.


Marisa Allen, Quinn Evans Architects; Kimberly Golden Brandt, 1000 Friends of Maryland; Becky Curtis, C&O Canal Trust; Kelly Dudeck, Grow & Fortify; Siobhan Hagan, DC Public Library and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive; Michele Hartley, National Park Service; Daniel FC Hayes, University of Maryland; Gerrit Knaap, National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education; Tom Liebel, Moseley Architects; Aaron Marcavitch, Maryland Milestones State Heritage Area; Dr. Debarati Majumdar Narayan, The Pew Charitable Trusts; Katie Parks, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy; Dana Paterra, Maryland State Department of Natural Resources;  Jason Speck, University of Maryland Archives; Anne Turkos, University of Maryland Archives; Dr. Jeremy Wells, University of Maryland; Megan Searing Young, The Greenbelt Museum; Charlie Duff, Jubilee Baltimore; Lauren McHale, L’Enfant Trust


There is one single registration page for the Summit and the Symposium where there are several options for one- or two-day registration.

  • Students: $35
  • One Day (members): $60
  • One Day (non-member): $75
  • Both Summit and Symposium (members): $100
  • Both Summit and Symposium (non-member): $130
  • Bus Tour of Greenbelt presented by Maryland Milestones: +$10

If you have any questions about registration, please contact Jessica Feldt, Preservation Maryland, jfeldt@presmd.org.

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Registration Details

Preservation Maryland and the Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions are teaming up this year to run our training sessions consecutively and we hope that means that many of your can attend both days at a discounted rate. Organization membership is reciprocal and offers a discount on one- and two-day registrations.

There is one single registration page for the Summit and the Symposium where there are several options for one- or two-day registration.

  • Students: $35
  • One Day (members): $60
  • One Day (non-member): $75
  • Both Summit and Symposium (members): $100
  • Both Summit and Symposium (non-member): $130
  • Maryland Milestones Bus Tour: +$10

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Become a Preservation Maryland member

If you have any questions about registration, please contact Jessica Feldt, Preservation Maryland, jfeldt@presmd.org.

Past Conference Materials


We made it to the Summit! Thank you to all of our speakers, sponsors, and attendees for your participation in the Old Line State Summit on July 12, 2017 in Annapolis at the U.S. Naval Academy. Many of the sessions have been recorded and presentations made available as a free resource to the preservation community below:

Available Presentations

Keynote: “The Future of History”


When are Replacement Materials OK?

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The Evolving House Museum

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Preservation Advocacy

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Partnering with the University of Maryland

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First Steps for LGBTQ Preservation

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One Year Later: Ellicott City Flood Report

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PreserveCast: The Preservation Podcast

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The Old Line Summit was organized and supported by Preservation Maryland with assistance from City of Annapolis, Four Rivers Heritage Area, Historic Annapolis, Maryland Historical Trust, University of Maryland.


Uri Alvin, Kimberly Fisher, Scott Harkless,  University of Maryland Partners for Action Learning in Sustainability; Beth Burgess, Howard County Government; Mary Catherine Cochran, Patapsco Heritage Greenway Heritage Area; Lisa Craig, City of Annapolis; Eric Holcomb, City of Baltimore; Megan Klem, Maryland Historical Trust; Molly McKee Seabrook, Office of State Senator Bill Ferguson; Aaron Marcavitch, Maryland Milestones Heritage Area; Renee Novak, Preservation Maryland; Nakita Reed, Encore Sustainable Design; Lisa Robbins, Historic Annapolis; Megan Searing Young, Greenbelt Museum; Amanda Tuttle-Smith, Kent County Historical Society.








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