Preservation Maryland and our program, The Campaign for Historic Trades, are hosting cemetery preservation workshops across the state, where participants learn the basic preservation techniques of caring for a cemetery. The first workshop will take place this Saturday, April 30th in Frederick at Mount Olivet Cemetery. The workshop will be led by Jon Appell of Atlas Preservation and Moss Rudley of the Historic Preservation Training Center.
Today is the International Day for Monuments and Sites, also known as World Heritage Day. Created as a way to celebrate diversity and cultural heritage around the world, Preservation Maryland and our program The Campaign for Historic Trades are celebrating the value of history in our lives and our work to preserve and protect sites across the country.
President & CEO Nicholas Redding testified this week, in front of the Senate Budget and Tax Committee, in support of legislation, SB228, to make improvements to the Maryland Corps program, including the creation of a state Historic Trades Corps.
Preservation Maryland powers The Campaign for Historic Trades, creating hands-on opportunities for individuals looking to explore, build, or expand historic trades careers through a partnership with the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Training Center, and the organization therefore enthusiastically supports the creation of a state initiative modeled after the successful federal program.
The Campaign for Historic Trades, powered by Preservation Maryland, is striving to demonstrate the need for – and the value of – workers with specific knowledge, training, and experience in historic preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation.