You will help historic Ellicott City recover from a devastating flood. Preservation Maryland swung into action after the Ellicott City flood – and brought preservation engineers from Keast & Hood and the Structural Group, pictured here, to the city. These efforts resulted in saving every structure initially slated for demolition!
Our work is far from over in Ellicott City, and I could really use your help on the following Six-to-Fix projects:
The Ellicott City Flood Recovery – $20,000 still needed to support field office
Preservation Maryland has established a Preservation Resource Center on Main Street to help address immediate and long-term historic preservation needs following the devastating flood. Donate now.
Valve House at Clifton Park – $10,500 required to support critical project planning
Clifton Park’s Valve House is deteriorating and needs immediate attention. Preservation Maryland will work to strengthen community support for the revitalization of the Valve House and assist CivicWorks with a sustainable reuse strategy. Donate now.
Cultural Landscapes of the Eastern Shore – $12,000 needed to support outreach efforts
New kinds of farms – wind and solar farms – could drastically alter the rural Kent County landscape. The necessity of clean energy is not in question, but we believe it should not come at the cost of our heritage. Preservation Maryland will work with our partners to identify the threats and find alternative locations to produce clean energy. Donate now.
The Hamilton Willard Shafer Farm – $15,000 urgently needed for roof repair and stabilization
Located in Burkittsville, Maryland, the house, barn, and outbuildings at the Shafer Farm have been vacant for years awaiting a new use. The site of a Union general’s headquarters in 1862; Preservation Maryland will provide technical assistance to help stabilize the structure and plan for future use. Donate now.
Newtowne Manor Religious Complex – $14,000 needed for planning and stabilization
Long associated with the St. Francis Xavier Church and the Jesuit communities that once settled the area, Preservation Maryland will support our partners by providing technical assistance and helping to address the physical needs of the 18th century building. Donate now.
Meagan and Michelle from Preservation Maryland.
Historic Cemeteries of Maryland – $7,000 needed for clean-up supplies and grave restoration
Working closely with the Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites, Preservation Maryland will help call attention to the many cemeteries that are in disrepair and organize volunteer clean-up days to make immediate, lasting impacts. Donate now.
Each of these six projects needs your help.
In total, it costs us nearly $100,000 a year in direct services and technical assistance to run this program and help save these historic places.
And, every day I learn about one more historic place that needs our help. I’m sure you’ve seen them on your travels and thought, “I wish someone would do something about that.” Now you can be that someone.
I know how many letters you get asking for support. Here’s why I hope you will support our work:
- Preservation Maryland delivers on its promises. When history is threatened, we react. We also work proactively to save places that matter to our supporters.
- In the end, we are doing work that will outlast all of us. We are saving places for untold future generations and we are in a race against time.
- A gift to this Annual Fund Campaign is a gift to create a legacy for yourself and our state. Your gift ensures our heritage will have a future.
I’m writing my own check now to support this important work. I hope you’ll join me – it’s the simplest way to make a difference today and all year long.
With pride in our past and faith in our future,
Nicholas A. Redding, Executive Director