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.
The Old Greenbelt Theatre is using a Heritage Fund grant to create a docuseries on interesting aspects of Maryland history that run before shows at the historic National Historical Landmark theatre in Prince George’s County.
After a positive conditions assessment support by the Heritage Fund, the historic Skipjack Wilma Lee was transported from North Carolina to it’s new — and rightful — home back in Maryland at the Annapolis Maritime Museum.
The National Colonial Farm in Southern Maryland is a living history museum that interpret Colonial-era farm life including a tobacco barn dating from the 18th century. The Accokeek Foundation utilized a Heritage Fund grant to repair and maintain the barn as an important part of their interpretation and preservation mission.