Preservation Maryland isn’t just preserving the past – we’re investing in our future. Help us continue this important work in 2022.
A note From Board Chair Tom Spencer
As the Chairperson of Preservation Maryland’s Board of Directors, I am proud to write to you today to share the achievements created by the organization’s tenacity over the past year, goals for the year to come, and the reasons I continue to be excited about—and inspired by—historic preservation.
For 90 years Preservation Maryland has worked to restore, revitalize, and reinvest in Maryland’s unique and irreplaceable heritage.
Today, I ask for you to join me in supporting Preservation Maryland so the team is able to reach the ambitious goals they have set for 2022. They have the passion, the plan, and the brainpower, but need your financial support to create lasting change in Maryland and beyond.
I have been a member of Preservation Maryland’s Board of Directors for 15 years, and I can tell you earnestly, that today, the organization is taking on more initiatives on such a larger scale and accomplishing far more than I ever imagined. Preservation Maryland’s leadership and staff are imaginative, sophisticated, flexible, and have clear vision about the diverse and important issues across the state that are affected and influenced by historic preservation.
With your support, we will be able to accomplish some of our most aggressive goals yet in 2022, including:
- Leading a dynamic climate resiliency project at City Dock in Annapolis, overseeing the stabilization and elevation of the Burtis House, the last remaining waterman’s cottage on that storied piece of ground.
- Pursuing several more ambitious historic property redevelopment efforts—including the preliminary planning and investigation of reuse of the ca. 1850 Ellicott City Jail which sits beside the Howard County Courthouse overlooking the historic town.
- Recruiting, placing, and supporting dozens of trainees in the field with the National Park Service and Conservation Legacy at National Park units around the region and nation—building new careers for young adults and recent veterans. Publishing an open-source historic trades’ training curriculum, as a go-to resource for emerging and seasoned tradespeople, creating a national education hub.
- Advocating for the largest single expansion of funding for Maryland’s State Historic Tax Credit in over 15 years. This is the state’s single largest investment in historic properties and is poised to impact projects in every corner of the state.
- Launching a cemetery conservation and maintenance training program aimed at inspiring young adults and youth groups to help engage future generations in a mission-critical endeavor.
PResident & CEO Nicholas Redding and Board Chair Tom Spencer had the chance to sit down and discuss all that we’ve accomplished in 2021, and some of our big plans for 2022 – learn more in this edition of preservation conversation: