Announcing the 2016 Best of Maryland Preservation Awardees

By Preservation Maryland

Our awards program recognizes the people, places, and projects that exemplify the very Best of Maryland; please join us in congratulating this year’s awardees!

The awards presentation will take place at our fun and casual Best of Maryland awards on Thursday, May 12, from 6-9pm at the Annpolis Maritime Museum. Purchase your tickets online here, share the press release, and take a moment to get to know these tremendous preservation leaders, and leading projects.

The Honorable Christopher Trumbauer | Photo credit: Matthew Cole for the

Photo credit: Matthew Cole for the


The Honorable Christopher Trumbauer
Anne Arundel County Government

Councilman Trumbauer introduced legislation to create an Anne Arundel County historic tax credit, and in late 2015, it was approved. We recognize the Councilmember’s championship of preservation and conservation through this act, and his career.


Mr. Charlie Duff


Mr. Charlie Duff, President
Jubilee Baltimore

Mr. Duff’s commitment to the history and the future of Baltimore is seen through is founding and leadership of Jubliee Baltimore, a non-profit that has supported the revitalization of Baltimore through preservation, development, and the arts.

Ms. Cathy Thompson, Community Planner


Ms. Cathy Thompson, Community Planner
Charles County Government, Department of Planning and Growth Management

Ms. Thompson goes above and beyond to save and interpret some of Maryland’s oldest history as a municipal planner and staff to the Preservation Commission, and as such, is a liaison between the County and allied public and private group – a true partner.


Eastern Shore Conservation Center


Eastern Shore Conservation Center
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy

Leaders in conservation and planning on the Eastern Shore, ESLC transformed a vacant and historic laundry building into their state-of-art headquarters that they share with allied groups in the area, thus providing a spark of revitalization in their neighborhood.

The Artisans of the Ivy Hotel


The Artisans of the Ivy Hotel
Baltimore City

Dozens of highly-skilled and Maryland-based small businesses and individual experts came together to create an historic and aesthetic icon that is the Ivy Hotel in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore City.


Mount Vernon Place Conservancy


Mount Vernon Place Conservancy
Restoration of the Washington Monument

In the year of the Washington Monument‘s bicentennial the Conservancy undertook a significant restoration of the materials, and enhanced the visitor experience along the way. The discovery of a time-capsule during the work made national news.


Webb Cabin Restoration Team photo


Caroline County Tourism  & Caroline County Historical Society
Restoration of the James H. Webb Log House

The many volunteers of these Caroline County groups take on preservation projects, saving places across the County, and then research, interpret, and manage those sites to support heritage tourism.



Takoma Radio, a project of Historic Takoma, Inc; Thurmont Historical Society‘s Cozy Cabin; Historic Parole Walking Tour & MapFurnace Town’s New Website



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