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“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” – Maya Angelou

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By Preservation Maryland

Building Equitable Communities on MLK Day of Service

Since 1986, Americans have been celebrating the life, work, and impact of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a federal holiday. More recently, it’s become more than a day off, but a day on — the National MLK Day of Service.

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The Phillips Packing Company began in Cambridge, Maryland in 1902 with a single plant and went on to become the largest employer in Dorchester County and one of the most recognized names in seafood. As the company expanded, so did its legacy on the Eastern Shore through both buildings and stories. A former Six-to-Fix program project, Preservation Maryland supported the effort to revitalize the Packing Company by identifying funding to support the critical repair of the iconic smokestacks and increasing public awareness of this important preservation project on Maryland’s eastern shore.

Our Vice President Katie Parks is featured in this Maryland Public Television (MPT) special that tells the story of Cambridge, Maryland – “from boomtown that went bust to a modern hub for innovation poised to revitalize the landscape and economic future of the region.”

watch the full documentary here



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Spring Plowing, 1940. Library of Congress.

By Nicholas A. Redding

Plow Monday: A Reminder of Our Agricultural Roots

Today, as the mechanized, technological world marches on, “Plow Monday,” is all but forgotten. But, the once venerated date on the early agricultural calendar is reminder of our roots — and of those who still toil to nourish us.

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