Engaging the Public in Protecting Cemeteries

Anne Arundel County is home to an abundance of historic cemeteries including several burial grounds for enslaved African Americans. The Cultural Resources Division in Anne Arundel County is working with the community and other partners including through workshops and story maps, to figure out ways to record history and develop consensus around how to capture and store data on cemeteries, particularly African-American cemeteries.


Partners: Anne Arundel County Cultural Resources Division

The Problem

Anne Arundel County is home to an abundance of historic cemeteries including several burial grounds for enslaved African Americans. Many of these cemeteries are not documented and do not have a dedicated steward.

The Fix

Preservation Maryland will work with the County’s Cultural Resources Division, the community, and other partners to conduct workshops, develop story maps, and tackle hard questions and work towards a consensus about how to capture and store data on cemeteries, particularly African American cemeteries.

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