Tagged as Cemeteries

When you picture a historic cemetery, you probably imagine a place that’s calm and serene…when you picture cemetery preservation, the fact is that the work done by folks like our guest this week Eileen McGuckian, of the Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites, requires a lively energy and lots of grassroots enthusiasm.

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Preservation Maryland is proud to partner with the Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites to commence their statewide conference and annual meeting on the topic of Maryland’s historic cemeteries including sessions from the National Park Service and a focus on providing on-the-spot assistance and advice to attendees about preserving cemeteries in your communities.

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01/07/2017
By Preservation Maryland

Heritage Fund Highlight: Preserving Berlin Cemetery

Brunswick, located in Frederick County, has a legacy as a town instrumental to American transportation history with busy canals and fast railroads fueled by the residents of the town. In early 2015, the City of Brunswick contacted Preservation Maryland with a request for assistance to help preserve the Old Berlin Cemetery, the endangered resting place of the town’s earliest residents.

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With the inclusion of Maryland’s sacred burial places as a statewide focus for Preservation Maryland’s Six-to-Fix program in the coming year, we are proud to continue our partnership with the Coalition for the Protection of Maryland’s Burial Sites by sponsoring their workshop at the Montgomery History Conference in January.

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