At the Maryland Historical Trust Awards in Annapolis, Maryland on April 20, 2017, Preservation Maryland was recognized for Outstanding Organizational Leadership for efforts in flood ravaged Ellicott City, Maryland.
Immediately after the flooding in Ellicott City, Preservation Maryland initiated a statewide fundraising effort and was one of the first non-profit organizations to provide boots-on-the-ground by opening the Ellicott City Preservation Resource Center. That Center has been open and staffed since August, here’s what we’ve contributed to the recovery:
Preservation, and what is saved and is what is lost, is often determined by the passion and persistence of committed individuals. In Ellicott City, much is owed to Roland Bounds, a founding member of Historic Ellicott City, Inc. Read more about his legacy:
The road to recovery for Ellicott City has had many milestone moments along the way: emergency stabilization of storefronts, reopening Main Street for holiday shoppers, and progress building-by-building. Some of the smaller moments, too, like recently painted storefront murals, highlight the resilient and artistic spirit of Ellicott City.