Tagged as Cemeteries

03/28/2018
By Elly Colmers Cowan

State Preservation Advocacy Update from Annapolis

This year’s Session of the Maryland General Assembly is more than a half way concluded. With less than a month remaining, Preservation Maryland and our partners have been hard at work to get several key pieces of preservation policy passed into law.

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On the heels of new Montgomery County legislation that supports the inventory and protection of the County’s burial sites, Montgomery Preservation, Inc, will kick-off a volunteer-led effort to update existing records across the County.

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Tagged In: Cemeteries, History,

Wreaths Across America started in 1992 when a group of volunteers had a surplus of wreaths after adorning the graves of fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The movement is now supported by a national non-profit organization that helps organize wreath laying ceremonies at over 1000 cemeteries including many in Maryland.

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Preservation Maryland convened dozens of volunteers at the historic Mt. Hope Baptist Church in Charles County this October for a volunteer workday addressing church history, cemetery conservation, archaeology, and historic preservation projects.

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