Director of Government Relations Elly Colmers Cowan penned the op-ed Viewpoint: Maryland is falling behind in funding historic preservation tax incentives, featured in today’s Baltimore Business Journal.
The Heritage Fund, a cooperative effort of Preservation Maryland and the Maryland Historical Trust, provides direct assistance for the protection of historical and cultural resources and promotes innovative demonstration projects that can be successfully replicated to meet Maryland’s historic preservation needs. The Fund is intended to serve the needs of tangible cultural resources in Maryland. Historic sites, buildings, districts, objects, and archaeological resources are all eligible for funding. Preservation Maryland is pleased to announce the Fall 2021 Heritage Fund recipients.
The Campaign for Historic Trades, powered by Preservation Maryland, is working to address the systemic barriers to historic trades training to grow the trades workforce. The Campaign’s Program Manager Natalie Henshaw has a letter in Monday’s Washington Post entitled “Supporting the Trades” about education and apprenticeship accessibility.
In 2021 Preservation Maryland celebrated our 90th anniversary and tackled some of our largest initiatives yet, working to preserve the state’s unique and irreplaceable heritage while concurrently creating amore just, equitable, and sustainable future. Through strategic programming we have used the best of our past to solve some of today’s biggest issues, including climate change, affordable housing, and workforce development. Read on for programming highlights – and some of our biggest victories – in 2021.