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:
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.
Our own Michelle Eshelman is interviewed on this episode of PreserveCast! Listen in for her thoughts on architecture schools, new architectural tools, and the very important work she’s doing around the state through Preservation Maryland’s Six-to-Fix program and our Ellicott City Preservation Resource Center:
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.