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.

Summit Program

Recordings Available: All Old Line State Summit conference sessions are now available on demand on our YouTube channel or by clicking the session title below! These videos are the perfect resource to check out a session that you missed, or to jot down a specific name or fact, or to share a compelling session with your colleagues. Please use and share this resource!

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Maryland’s statewide historic preservation conference took 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.


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:


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


Marisa Allen, Quinn Evans Architects; Nathan Avant, Rainbow History Project; Kimberly Golden Brandt, 1000 Friends of Maryland; Becky Curtis, C&O Canal Trust; Kelly Dudeck, Grow & Fortify; Charlie Duff, Jubilee Baltimore; 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; Sakinah Linder, Pennrose, LLC; Lauren McHale, L’Enfant Trust; Aaron Marcavitch, Maryland Milestones State Heritage Area; Dr. Debarati Majumdar Narayan, The Pew Charitable Trusts; 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; Katie Parks White, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy


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



Parking at the University of Maryland is available north of the site at the Union Lane garage next to the Stamp Student Union is $3/hour with a $15/daily rate. The garage is a 6 minute walk from the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation or there is a Campus Connector shuttle. Very limited parking is available at the Mowatt Lane surface lot next to the Mowatt Lane garage south of the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation on Prienkert Drive for $3/hour with no daily rate. The main garage nearby the building is under construction and unavailable for parking. Alternatively, you can park at the College Park –U of MD METRO lot for is $5.20/day. There is a UMD College Park Metro Shuttle Bus from the METRO to UMD. See Public Transportation below for more information.

PARKING: Saturday, JUNE 16

Because it is a Saturday, there is complementary parking is available in Lot 1b on Campus Drive to the west of the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation


The College Park – U of MD METRO station is on the Red Line and, on Friday (weekdays) only, the MARC Camden Line. Parking at the College Park – U of Md METRO stop is $5.20/day. The free UMD College Park Metro Shuttle Bus departs every 11 minutes. The ride from the Metro Station to Dorchester Hall stop, the closest stop to the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, is approximately 10 minutes. The School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation is a four minute walk from Dorchester Hall.

Getting Around Campus

In addition to the UMD College Park Metro Shuttle Bus, there is also a Campus Connector shuttle. The closest stop to Union Lane garage headed towards the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation is at the Stamp Student Union. The closest stop to the conference for arrivals is the Art/Sociology Building, directly across the street from the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. To return to Union Lane garage, board at Somerset Hall and exit at Campus Drive and exit at Campus Drive and Library Lane.



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

If you are a member of either or both of Preservation Maryland or the Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions, your membership is valid to receive discounted registration at the member rate. Additionally, if you are a resident of any of Maryland’s eighteen rural counties, the Rural Maryland Council welcomes you to register at the member rate for one or both days of the conference.

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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



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.

Rural residents

Additionally, if you are a resident of any of Maryland’s eighteen rural counties, the Rural Maryland Council welcomes you to register at the member rate for one or both days of the conference.

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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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