Tours and Workshops

Preservation Maryland offers an array of interesting and educational tours, including behind-the-scenes tours of preservation projects. These are hosted all across the Old Line State to provide diverse experiences to all Marylanders. The best way to stay up-to-date about upcoming events is to sign-up for our e-newsletter and check our calendar regularly.

Mid-century modern architecture experts, Daniel Sams and Jillian Storms, AIA, share a moment at the ca. 1964 Hyattsville Library on a Preservation Maryland bus tour.

Upcoming Workshops

As part of the organization’s on-going work to protect Maryland’s historic cemeteries, Preservation Maryland will offer public cemetery documentation workshops this winter.

Working with the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration, Preservation Maryland has embarked on an ambitious project to document 100 cemeteries and burial sites across the state.

Starting in Spring 2019, Preservation Maryland began to document cemeteries and burial grounds within or adjacent to Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and/or State Highway Administration (SHA) right of way that have yet to be recorded, are abandoned, or are not being maintained.

Cemetery Documentation Specialist, Caroline Herritt, will share her notes from the field and discuss what trends she has discovered after visiting over 100 Maryland cemeteries. She will also review the mobile app specially developed by SHA to record data points. These data points will be added to a data layer in their statewide GIS database and mapping tool.

Attendees will also hear from Alexander Keim from SHA about what inspired the project, next steps for this innovative program, and how you can get involved in documenting cemeteries with the new app.


Due to cold weather, these free workshops will focus on an indoor interactive presentation and will not include on-site documentation practice.

Western Maryland
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Cumberland City Hall
57 North Liberty Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
Hosted in partnership with State Highway Administration, Allegany County Department of Community Development, and Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area.

Eastern Shore
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Dorchester Center for the Arts
321 High Street, Cambridge, MD 21613
Hosted in partnership with State Highway Administration, Dorchester Center for the Arts for the Eastern Shore, Heart of the Chesapeake Heritage Area, and Visit Dorchester.

Tours & Workshop Recaps

In the first Old Line State Summit since the launch of Smart Growth Maryland as a major program of Preservation Maryland, our one-day conference focused on the collaboration, advocacy, and technology needed to make preservation and conservation a reality in more and more of Maryland’s communities.

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Event Recap: Old Line State Summit

Jun 19, 2018
By Nicholas A. Redding

Over two days in June, Preservation Maryland convened the annual gathering of Maryland’s preservationists for our statewide conference at the University of Maryland campus in the Maryland Milestones State Heritage Area.

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