Joseph McGill founded the Slave Dwelling Project as a Civil War historian and descendant of the enslaved to identify and assist property owners, government agencies and organizations to preserve extant slave dwellings. Since it’s founding, he has brought his expertise to nearly 100 sites across the country – in October he will be on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Since 1984, Historic Ellicott City, Inc., has worked closely with designers, artisans, and tradespeople to restore a historic property into that year’s Decorator Show House. The goal of the program is engage history and preservation in all aspects of the construction, remodeling, and decor – and then open it up for all the community to see.
Sponsor Spotlight: Colonial Dames of Maryland, Eastern Shore
01/26/2016 By Doug Harbit
Two like minds, working towards a single goal, to preserve our state’s great history.
These were the thoughts on the National Society of Colonial Dames of America – State of Maryland, Committee for the Eastern Shore. We have chosen to give our support to Preservation Maryland’s The Phoenix newsletter so that more people become aware of the terrific work preservationists are achieving throughout Maryland. We hope that through knowledge, comes interest and additional support.
The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America promotes appreciation for the people, places and events that led to the formation and development of our country. We are an unincorporated association of 44 Corporate Societies with more than 15,000 members. The NSCDA has been a leader in the field of historic preservation, restoration and the interpretation of historic sites since its New York Society first undertook the preservation of the Van Cortlandt House in 1897. The National Society headquarters is located at Dumbarton House, a Federal period house museum in Washington, D.C. The Maryland House is Mount Claire, a museum house located in Carroll Park, in Baltimore.
Doug Harbit · Development Director
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