In the first of many free webinars to replace our annual Old Line State Summit, Preservation Maryland hosted over 100 registrants to learn about the work of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture for a one-hour webinar titled, “Historic Preservation/Self Preservation.”
At a socially distant closing held on Wednesday, June 24, Preservation Maryland Executive Director signed on the dotted line – formally acquiring 417 N. Jonathan Street in Hagerstown as a part of the organization’s re-launched historic property redevelopment program.
After several years of thoughtful planning and listening to the needs of communities around the state, Preservation Maryland is proud and excited to announce the planned acquisition of a significant, threatened historic structure.
The Green Book was created as a guide by and for African Americans to safely find everyday amenities like restaurants, stores, pharmacies, and motels in a time of intense segregation across America. Researching Green Book sites documents the physical legacy of Jim Crow-era segregation and has found over 100 Green Book sites in 26 towns across Maryland.