Since 1871, the Havre de Grace Opera House has long been a cultural and community centerpiece in Harford County. In August 2017, the Opera House celebrated a grand reopening with important and impressive accessibility and comfort amenities that will ensure it’s place in the community for many years to come. For their efforts, the Opera House Foundation will receive a Best of Maryland preservation award.
The vernacular Art Deco architecture of the Church Hill Theatre in rural Queen Anne’s County is a rare site – and its home to a local performing theatre company that also well cares for their historic theatre. Preservation Maryland will recognize Church Hill Theatre with a Community Choice award at the Best of Maryland preservation awards.
Aaron Marcavitch, Executive Director of the Anacostia Trails State Heritage Area, is a leader in heritage tourism and preservation partnership in Maryland and will be recognized with The Gearhart Professional Service Award by Preservation Maryland at our annual Best of Maryland awards.