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Join Preservation Maryland members and friends on a field trip to the most enchanting site in Montgomery County! The day starts with a guided walking tour of National Park Seminary (NPS), a redevelopment project which features a unique collection of historic and modern homes, including Aloha House (pictured right). After lunch at NPS, the nominators of the 10 Endangered Maryland sites in Montgomery County will present on the current status of the sites, including the Gymnasium at NPS.
When: Saturday, June 1, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Where: National Park Seminary – 9615 Dewitt Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Cost: $25 for PM members, $30 for non-members
Lunch is included and pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, click here or call Margaret De Arcangelis at 410-685-2886 x302.
It’s still not too late to sign up for two great events happening this week on the Eastern Shore. On Wednesday, December 16th, the Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Area will be hosting their Annual Meeting and Luncheon, with keynote speaker Tony Cohen who will be speaking on the Underground Railroad. They will be honoring five recipients with heritage awards, and will be giving a special lifetime heritage award to Lorraine Henry for her efforts regarding Henry’s Beach. Tickets are $25.00 with advanced reservation and $30.00 at the door. The meeting is at the Fountains of Salisbury, on Route 50. The silent auction opens at 10:30 and the program begins at 11:00. Please call (410) 677-4704 to make reservations or click here for more information.
On Thursday, December 17th, The Historical Society of Talbot County and Historic Easton will be offering a buffet luncheon and presentation at 12:00 pm called Food for Thought: “Uncovering an Historic African American Neighborhood” with featured speakers Dr. Mark P. Leone, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland, College Park and Professor Dale Glenwood Green of Morgan State University’s School of Architecture and Planning. The presentation will focus on an area of Easton known as “The Hill”. In the late 1700′s, a large population of free African Americans known as “hirelings” resided on “The Hill”, an anomaly in an era when slavery was widespread in Talbot County. This area of Easton has long been an African-American neighborhood, but only recently has its incredible significance and history begun to be understood. The event will be hosted by the Inn at 202 Dover and Peacock Restaurant and a buffet lunch will be served. The cost for Historical Society and Historic Easton members is $30 and $35 for non-members. For more information, please call the Historical Society of Talbot County at 410-822-0773. Hope to see you there!
Do you have a property in Baltimore County that you think is “historic” and wonder how to have it designated as such? Are you interested in protecting your historic property from development or demolition, even if you were no longer able to look after it? Are you interested in receiving tax credits for work done to a historic property? Are you a member of an organization that needs funding for a historic preservation project in Baltimore County?
If you answered “YES” to any of these questions you can find an answer at a workshop to be held TOMORROW, Wednesday, December 5th, Securing Historic Status on Structures in African American Communities in Baltimore County. Hosted by Louis Diggs, Baltimore County historian and author, and the Historical Society of Baltimore County, the workshop will feature local and statewide historic preservation professionals and grant makers. Representatives from the Baltimore County Historic Preservation Office, Maryland Historical Trust and the African American Historic Preservation Grant program, the Baltimore County Historical Trust, and Preservation Maryland will be available to provide information regarding the historic designation process, easements, and funding for African American sites in Baltimore County.
This workshop is FREE and open to the public. Space is limited, but still available so R.S.V.P. at email@example.com.
The event will be held on Wednesday, December 5th, 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. at the Historical Society of Baltimore County, 9811 Van Buren Lane, Cockeysville, MD 21030.
Hope to see you there.
Featuring “Landscapes of Memory” presented by Scott S. Sheads, War of 1812 Author and Lecturer
Ranger-historian and historic weapons officer, Sheads is a noted authority on the War of 1812. He will chronicle the wealth of historic sites in Maryland associated with America’s second war for independence. He is the author of several books on the war including War on the Chesapeake: A Reference Guide to Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Following awards presented:
Orlando Ridout IV and Orlando Ridout V of Annapolis, a father and son whose professional careers span more than 50 years, have been devoted to the preservation of Maryland’s architectural heritage and establishing and enhancing institutions whose mission is preservation.
William F. Grovermann of Annapolis has given more than 40 years of professional service to the restoration and stewardship of historic properties in Maryland.
The U. S. Lighthouse Society Preservation Volunteers have devoted eight years to restoring the nation’s last intact screwpile lighthouse, Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, a National Historic Landmark.
The Phoenix Award
Seawall Development Company of Baltimore has created an adaptive reuse for the 1866 Union Mill, the largest stone mill in the state.
Maryland Historical Society exhibit “In Full Glory Reflected: Maryland during the War of 1812″
In Full Glory Reflected is Maryland’s largest display devoted to the War of 1812 and its era. The exhibition includes a fascinating array of artifacts and documents, many donated by the Defenders of Baltimore themselves.
The event is open to the public. To register, call 410-685-2886 or click below.
Tickets are $50 per person ($60 for non-members).
Click here to register.
Not just any British, either: the Royal Marines, straight from the War of 1812. Enjoy cocktails and an abundant buffet as you await their arrival at –
An evening of entertainment at Wheatlands
Join us on Saturday, October 13 for a unique and enjoyable evening at historic Wheatlands along the Miles River. This event will be held in association with the Historical Society of Talbot County. A private home, Wheatlands is the birthplace of General Perry Benson of War of 1812 fame. Enjoy delicious buffet, a full bar, and musical interludes by the Free and Easy Group. Local actor David Foster will offer his take on The Humor of American Politics: How Laughter Has Kept the Republic on Track. Finally, HSTC’s Talbotopoly game-board will come to life with interesting sign-ups for historic excursions, dinners and unique events during the coming year. Reservations for this event are $125 per HSTC or PM member and $150 for all others. Click here to register.
Last Chance to Help a Building in Need in Your Community!
EXTENDED Deadline: Friday, September 28, 2012
Preservation Maryland is extending the deadline to submit a nomination for the 2013 Endangered Maryland list. This means you still have the opportunity to nominate a site important to your community. There’s one in every community, a building that could use a little extra attention to help bring about a successful outcome. This will be the last chance for you to nominate it for the 2013 Endangered Maryland list.
The goal of Endangered Maryland is to raise awareness of some of the state’s most threatened historic and cultural sites.Treasured sites are lost each yeardue to demolition, vandalism, neglect, and inappropriate development. Once they are gone, they can never be replaced.
The Endangered Maryland list features properties that reflect the diversity of Maryland’s heritage of sites and traditions and illustrates the threats facing them. Sites will be chosen from across the state and the final Endangered Maryland list will be published in Maryland Life magazine’s March/April 2013 issue.
How Do I Nominate a Site?
The nomination form is available on our website and contains information about selection criteria and what is needed to apply. The deadline to submit a nomination is FRIDAY, September 28, 2012. The nomination process is designed to be simple and straight-forward. The form asks 10 questions to get more information about the site, the threats facing it, and what the future may hold.
If you have any questions about the form or any other aspect of the Endangered Maryland program, please contact Marilyn Benaderet at 410-685-2886 x303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preservation Maryland’s blog is off to a good start! Since June of last year, we’ve managed to post 68 entries at the rate of twice a week, covering a variety of topics which have ranged from summer vacation reports with a preservation slant to hurricane preparedness for historic properties (the most popular topic). All the staff pitches in to produce the copy, and with a wide range of interests and opinions, I think we are offering a nice mix of content. More important, I hope you do, too.
But, as the person charged with marketing the organization, I have been troubled by one thing from the get go: our blog is nameless! I think that must change for several reasons. First, I personally hate the word “blog.” It sounds like something that is either stuck in your throat or found on the bottom of your shoe when you aren’t careful where you walk. I guess everyone knows blog means web log and that a web log is, according to Wikipedia, a personal journal published on the worldwide web, but I still have never liked the sound of the word. Second, since there are an estimated more than 160 million (I can’t seem to find the current figure — this one is a year old) of them out there with new ones popping up every hour, not distinguishing one’s own blog with a name that represents the ”publisher” and the content seems to be inflicting a bullet into one’s instep p.r.-wise.
I have repeatedly whined about this situation to my colleagues, and while some ideas have been raised, no consensus has been reached on a name or whether to name or not. So our poor blog, now nine months old, has no handle. My favorite is “Bird’s Eye View,” which refers to the Phoenix, the mythical bird on our logo which gave our newsletter its name decades ago. But, I am not wedded to anything. I just want to name our blog! Won’t you help me? I’m at 410-685-2886 or email@example.com.