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Amazon’s “Prime Day” has arrived, but at Preservation Maryland, we’re advocating for shopping local and supporting the small businesses that make your community unique! While Prime Day may boast deals and one-day-shipping, it’s a great opportunity to instead support local businesses and economies after an incredibly challenging year for retailers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Not sure where to shop locally this year? Staff at Preservation Maryland have compiled their favorite places to shop, eat, and play in their neighborhoods. From coffee roasters in Savannah to fabric shops in Baltimore, we’ve got you covered! So take a scroll through our ultimate guide to shopping small this Prime Day, and consider making a local purchase!

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By Preservation Maryland

Best of Maryland Awards: Submit a Nomination for 2021

The Best of Maryland Award nomination period is now open for 2021. Nominations are due July 16, 2021. 

Preservation Maryland’s Best of Maryland Awards shine a spotlight on the ceaseless work of Maryland’s volunteers, architects, artisans, legislators, and many more individuals who are doing the essential work of protecting the places that make Maryland such a special place to live, work, explore – and celebrate.

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In this edition of the Preservation Playlist, we’re rewinding the track all the way back to the 1930s.

Did you know that June is Black Music Appreciation Month? In 1979, under President Jimmy Carter, the month of June was dedicated to celebrating and appreciating the work of Black musicians in the United States. While Black Music Appreciation Month began in the1970s, Black musicians have made major strides in the music industry throughout all of U.S. history.

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As work on the Jonathan Street cabin progresses and the once-stripped structure gradually forms into a cozy abode, it seems appropriate to reflect on those who once called 417 home. While not everyone left their marks on the dwelling like H. May, each resident’s time in the cabin is noteworthy.

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