In this edition of the Preservation Playlist, we’re rewinding the track all the way back to the 1930s.
Did you know that June is Black Music Appreciation Month? In 1979, under President Jimmy Carter, the month of June was dedicated to celebrating and appreciating the work of Black musicians in the United States. While Black Music Appreciation Month began in the1970s, Black musicians have made major strides in the music industry throughout all of U.S. history.
As work on the Jonathan Street cabin progresses and the once-stripped structure gradually forms into a cozy abode, it seems appropriate to reflect on those who once called 417 home. While not everyone left their marks on the dwelling like H. May, each resident’s time in the cabin is noteworthy.
During this year’s Pride Month, join us as we highlight important LGBTQ+ history, sites, and individuals in Maryland. Preservation Maryland has been leading a statewide effort to research and preserve LGBTQ+ history in the Old Line State for several years, and the project outcomes and resources are available here online. These projects highlight research from our work on Maryland’s groundbreaking LGBTQ+ Historic Context Study, as well as webinars, mapping, and resources focusing on LGBTQ+ history.
For those of you who followed the Maryland road trip experts Diane and Jeff Caslow on their first adventure to explore every county in Maryland over a two-year period, they’re back again, and this time, with a twist! In this first blog post of the new series, Jeff and Diane navigate travel, shopping, and dining in the world of social distancing in Anne Arundel County.