In the second blog post of the Maryland road trip series, travel experts Jeff and Diane navigate nature in Frederick County. Their approach was to be outside as much as possible, seeking out trails, rails and different parts of history, preservation and adaptive reuse that they did not see or explore deeply on their first go round the state. The other part was trying not to pack too much into a one-day adventure, but slow down a bit to enjoy. So off they went!
The Campaign for Historic Trades is looking for a passionate, adventurous, and driven individual for a 12-month term position, hired through the Conservation Legacy Stewards AmeriCorps VISTA Program. This person will help The Campaign’s efforts to register apprenticeships, consolidate and platform trades training learning materials, and engage in outreach and partnership building.
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.
How has COVID-19 impacted research methods? This webinar will explore this question with a group of four anthropologists and historians to provide insight into their research on the Underground Railroad in 19th century Maryland. Speakers will discuss the ways Covid-19 restrictions have changed their research process, and provide an overview of the skills, methods, and research facilities they found most useful for their research. This session speakers are fellows for the 400 Years of African American History Fellowship, funded by the Maryland Department of Commerce Office of Tourism and the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland program at the Maryland State Archives. This fellowship aims to nominate Maryland historic sites associated with the Underground Railroad for the Network to Freedom program run by the National Park Service.