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Preservation Maryland applauds Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne Jones for the creation of the new State Park Investment Commission. With visitorship reaching all-time highs in the last year, there has also been an unprecedented strain on the current state parks and their resources. Chaired by former Governor Parris N. Glendenning, the new commission will be tasked with making recommendations for improvements of current parks and the need for new parks in “recreational deserts.”

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Black and white photograph from the Olympic Games 1896

By Preservation Maryland

The Remarkable Story of Maryland’s First Olympian

The Olympic Games are upon us and as the world turns its sights on Tokyo, Preservation Maryland wants to tell you about “the most amazing gold-medal story in Olympic history” – the story of Robert Garrett, a native Marylander and a former president of Preservation Maryland, who took home gold in the first modern Olympics in 1896. You have to read it to believe it!

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The Campaign for Historic Trades, a national program of Preservation Maryland created to broaden and expand training in the high–demand field of historic trades, and Conversation Legacy, a nationwide nonprofit that engages youth, young adults and veterans in conservation and service programs, today announced a partnership to recruit and train individuals in historic preservation trades.

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In an Executive Order announced earlier this year, Governor Larry Hogan established the Maryland Semiquincentennial Commission to coordinate the commemoration and observance of the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Revolutionary War, and founding of the United States. In honor of the 4th of July, we are again sharing the news and Preservation Maryland’s role as one of the statewide nonprofits to be represented on the commission.

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