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Apple, key lime, and pumpkin get all the love. Today, on National Pie Day, why not celebrate with a Maryland classic: White Potato Pie! The origins of the White Potato Pie are murky, with some recipes noting that it was a poor man’s dessert, created by those who could not afford high-class ingredients. Joyce White, a culinary historian, and consultant who has worked with Riversdale and guest-curated for the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, suspects this pie has its origins in Maryland’s agricultural history.

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Director of Government Relations Elly Colmers Cowan penned the op-ed Viewpoint: Maryland is falling behind in funding historic preservation tax incentives, featured in today’s Baltimore Business Journal.

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01/20/2022
By Preservation Maryland

Fall 2021 Heritage Fund Awards Announced

The Heritage Fund, a cooperative effort of Preservation Maryland and the Maryland Historical Trust, provides direct assistance for the protection of historical and cultural resources and promotes innovative demonstration projects that can be successfully replicated to meet Maryland’s historic preservation needs. The Fund is intended to serve the needs of tangible cultural resources in Maryland. Historic sites, buildings, districts, objects, and archaeological resources are all eligible for funding. Preservation Maryland is pleased to announce the Fall 2021 Heritage Fund recipients. 

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Governor Hogan’s newly released FY23 budget includes an increase in funding for the Historic Revitalization Tax Credit and level funding for several other essential preservation programs.

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