Amanda Fenstermaker, Preservation Maryland Board member and Director of Dorchester County Tourism, was recently honored at an event in Cambridge, Maryland with a citation from Governor Larry Hogan for her community service and heritage preservation efforts.
North Brentwood was the first African American town to become part of Prince George’s County when it was incorporated in 1924. Over time and out of necessity, this historic enclave has been home and host to famous citizens, athletes, and musicians — like Sis’s Tavern that hosted Duke Ellington.
State of Preservation 2015: Is Maryland’s History being Protected for Future Generations?
12/30/2015 By Preservation Maryland
The Future of Maryland’s Past is a visual report prepared by Preservation Maryland that attempts to answer the question: “Is Maryland’s history being protected for future generations?”
Since 1931, Preservation Maryland has been at the front-lines of preservation, standing with our colleagues, to help save places that matter. This new report is the next logical step in that campaign.
The report’s three categories – victories, losses and at-risk – have been selected to highlight the excellent work being accomplished and to provide decision-makers at the local, state and federal level with examples of positive public policy in action. In addition, when ill-considered public or private policy leads to a fragmentation or loss of historic resources, this report also provides an opportunity to address those concerns and recommend steps to avoid additional losses.
By addressing and quantifying our movement’s successes, losses and ongoing challenges we hope to provide a clear framework and action plan for the coming year. And we hope to keep in touch as we work to make good on the recommendations contained in this report. Be sure to sign up for our e-updates.