At the March hearing date of HB1513 that would establish a base-level of funding for historic preservation grants in Maryland, Preservation Maryland was joined by amazing colleagues from across the state, including Zunny Miller-Matema of Friends of Tolson’s Chapel. Watch or read her inspiring story and testimony here:
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:
Reserve your Spot: Kayak through Antietam History
02/03/2017 By Elly Colmers Cowan
Here’s an an opportunity to understand the Battle of Antietam in a new way – from a kayak right down in Antietam Creek. On September 17, the anniversary of the Battle, Preservation Maryland invites you to kayak through Antietam history with fellow history buffs.
Preservation Maryland will pair the fun of kayaking the beginner whitewater stretch of the Creek with a pre-tour lecture on the historic and preservation context of the Battlefield.
“Picnic party at Antietam Bridge,” 1862, by Alexander Gardner. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
We’ll meet at the Newcomer House. The kayaking tour lasts roughly 4 to 4.5 hours. The ticket price of $115-$125 includes kayak rentals and equipment, kayak guide, brunch, lecture, parking, and gratuity. If you have any dietary restrictions or other questions, please contact Director of Engagement Elly Cowan. Sign up now to get a spot!
KAYAK ANTIETAM CREEK
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
11AM – 4PM, Keedysville, MD