Our recent successes in increasing state support for preservation could not have been possible without a strong commitment from legislators in the General Assembly, including Del. Brooke Lierman, Sen. Bill Ferguson, Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones, and Del. Brett Wilson. In recognition of their support, Preservation Maryland will recognize each legislator with a Champion award at our upcoming Best of Maryland awards in May.
The City of Hyattsville, with creative regional non-profits including the Maryland Milestones Heritage Area, adapted an existing structure into a vibrant arts and cultural center in the heart of Hyattsville. This project showcases preservation partnerships and will take home a Community Choice award at our upcoming Best of Maryland awards in May.
Dr. G. Ray Thompson dedicated his professional life to the preservation of buildings and artifacts of the Eastern Shore and been a professor and mentor at Salisbury University for 44 years. Upon his recent retirement, Preservation Maryland will recognize Dr. Thompson with the Gearhart Professional Service Award at our Best of Maryland awards ceremony in May. Learn more about this great preservationist:
Offering a the unique experience of staying overnight in an historic lockhouse, the C&O Canal Trust runs the popular and acclaimed Canal Quarters program dedicated volunteers known as the Quartermasters. A team of 35 have provided over 2000 hours of service, and that’s why they are taking home the Harrison Volunteer Award at our Best of Maryland award celebration this May. Learn more below: