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This Giving Tuesday Preservation Maryland is excited to announce a new program coming Spring 2022. With your help, we will also be able to provide young adults with the supplies needed for historic cemetery preservation.

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Preservation Maryland is proud to have signed on in support of federal legislation that will create a funded study program to preserve African American cemeteries across the country – sacred places that deserve reverence and protection.

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Individual efforts, often led by small organizations and volunteers are one of the most common ways that historic cemeteries are maintained and preserved. Yet, there are still hidden and undocumented burial grounds – creating a challenge at the regional and statewide planning level. Preservation Maryland convened a webinar on October 15, 2020 to discuss the recent successes of creating a statewide approach to documenting and inventorying Maryland’s burial sites.

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For over 20 years, the Heritage Fund grant program has provided vital funds for preservation projects across the state – it is a stable source of funding needed by Maryland’s cultural organizations now more than ever. This most recent round, awarded in the midst of a global pandemic and civic unrest, will grant nearly $50,000 for needed repairs, research, and project planning in communities large and small – all stewards of authentic Maryland history.

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