Tours and Workshops

Preservation Maryland offers an array of interesting and educational tours, including behind-the-scenes tours of preservation projects. These are hosted all across the Old Line State to provide diverse experiences to all Marylanders. The best way to stay up-to-date about upcoming events is to sign-up for our e-newsletter and check our calendar regularly.

Mid-century modern architecture experts, Daniel Sams and Jillian Storms, AIA, share a moment at the ca. 1964 Hyattsville Library on a recent bus tour.

Upcoming Tours

SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017, 10AM-6PM

Preservation Maryland is partnering with the Burkittsville Preservation Association to offer a tour of the homes and gardens of Burkittsville in Frederick County. Proceeds from the tour will help support the preservation of the Hamilton Willard Shafer Farm House, the site of Union Headquarters during the Battle of South Mountain. Preservation Maryland has been working closely with the Alliance throughout the year to coalesce resources around this important and unique Civil War-era site.

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SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2017, 1PM-3PM

Highland Beach in Anne Arundel County was founded in 1893 by descendants of Frederick Douglass, and became a summer gathering place for many notable African Americans and their families. The walking tour will start at Twin Oaks, the summer cottage of Frederick Douglass and now a Museum and Cultural Center. We’ll start our walking tour at the Museum and Cultural Center for an approximately two hour guided tour.

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On the anniversary of the Battle, Preservation Maryland invites you to kayak through Antietam history with fellow history buffs. We’ll meet at the Newcomer House on the Battlefield for brunch and a pre-tour orientation lecture on the historic and preservation context of the Battlefield. Registration covers kayak and equipment rental, guide, parking, and brunch. We do expect this tour to sell out, so please register now.



Tour Recaps

This April, Preservation Maryland hosted an Open House at our archive held at the Hornbake Library at the University of Maryland. The event was curated by Jen Wachtel, a UMD graduate student, who has been working with the collection over the semester. Read on to find out more about what Jen found in the collection:

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Earlier this month, Preservation Maryland and the Patapsco Valley Heritage Greenway led a preservation-in-progress tour through Ellicott City. We will be offering similar tours and volunteer days in the future, so make sure you are subcribed to our newsletter.

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Tour Recap: Behind the Scenes at the Conowingo Dam

Oct 08, 2016
By Elly Colmers Cowan

Last weekend, on October 1st, Preservation Maryland members and supporters were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour at the Conowingo Dam, a hydroelectric dam in the lower Susquehanna River situated between Cecil and Howard counties. 

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Tour Recap: Columbia Archives Bus Tour

Jun 10, 2016
By Elly Colmers Cowan

During the time of development of the planned community of Columbia, Maryland, there was always a community organization envisioned; it was originally named the Columbia Park and Recreation Association, and now, the Columbia Association. The Association has done the important work of managing the community amenities and services, and has a major component, recording and celebrating it’s history.

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