Tagged as History

By Meagan Baco

Celebrating MLK Day in Maryland

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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They did it! Preservation Maryland Board Member Diane Caslow and her husband, Jeff Caslow, have explored each of Maryland’s twenty-four counties over two year. This is their final travelogue from Baltimore City.

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Tagged In: Heritage Fund, History,

The Town of Highland Beach, founded by Charles Douglass as a waterfront enclave for African Americans, utilized a Heritage Fund grant to create two multi-media exhibits about the history of their community and the bicentennial of Frederick Douglass’ birthday.

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Did you know? The primary species of Christmas Trees grown in Maryland are Scotch Pine, White Pine, Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, and Fraser Fir according to the Maryland Christmas Tree Association. Preservation Maryland works to protect the state’s cultural landscapes and supports it’s regional legacy businesses, so this holiday season we feature three of Maryland’s oldest Christmas tree farms:

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