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Local, state, tribal, and federal agencies use data about ancestry to plan – and evaluate – government programs and policies to ensure that they equitably serve the needs of all groups. As preservationists, this heritage and history are of interest as we work to protect the diverse culture – and the tangible cultural heritage that comes with it – that fills communities over time. Today, on Ancestor Appreciation Day, we celebrate that cultural heritage, including art, food, clothing, styles of architecture, stories, music and knowledge that are passed down to create a sense of belonging.

It also seemed like a fitting time to share a story from our President & CEO Nicholas Redding on his own ancestry. A tangled – and true – web of false identities, bounty jumping (enlisting during the Civil War to collect a bounty and then desert), horse theft, and time in prison. This is a story about what happens when your ancestors are not crowned with glory, and highlights how fascinating ancestry research can be. 

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Preservation Maryland Releases Opportunity Report


Preservation Maryland works to protect Maryland’s unique and irreplaceable heritage while creating a more equitable and sustainable future. We remain at the forefront of the reservation movement, creatively working to preserve place, grow the historic preservation workforce, and effect policy change so our shared history can be enjoyed for untold generations to come. Our newly released Opportunity Report profiles current work and what’s ahead for Preservation Maryland.

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Support our work to revitalize, rehabilitate, and adaptively reuse the historic Ellicott City Jail and Virginia Snoots House.

Preservation Maryland has been awarded a Community Investment Tax Credit from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development to help support our growing Historic Property Redevelopment program.

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After nearly nine years with the organization, Director of Government Relations Elly Cowan is moving on from her position at Preservation Maryland to begin a new role with Compass Advocacy, an Annapolis-based lobbying firm. Elly has played a direct – and significant – role in shaping key public policy and helped to collectively increase funding for preservation by hundreds millions of dollars.

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