Amanda Fenstermaker, Preservation Maryland Board member and Director of Dorchester County Tourism, was recently honored at an event in Cambridge, Maryland with a citation from Governor Larry Hogan for her community service and heritage preservation efforts.
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.
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.
When Preservation Maryland was formed in 1931, nearly 90 years ago, the United States was in a period of dramatic transformation. The pre-war twentieth century and the decades which followed World War Two were also remarkably focused on the future – and the history and heritage which stood in the way was simply brushed aside.