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DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
Since 1985, Preservation Maryland has presented awards to individuals and organizations recognizing their exemplary contributions to preserving Maryland’s rich and diverse heritage. We are currently seeking nominations of candidates for this year’s Historic Preservation Awards to be presented at our Annual Program on November 14, 2012.
The President’s Awardrecognizes exceptional leadership and commitment to preservation;
the Stewardship Award recognizes commendable care of a historic resource; the Volunteer Award is presented to an outstanding non-paid preservationist and the Phoenix Award recognizes excellence in revitalization through preservation.
Individuals, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and government agencies are eligible to receive Preservation Maryland’s Historic Preservation Awards. Nominations submitted but not selected in previous years may be resubmitted. Click here to learn more about the program and access a nomination form.
It’s time YOU acknowledge that tireless historic preservation hero or extraordinary preservation project deserving of public recognition. Completed nominations must be postmarked by September 21, 2012. Please contact me with any questions you may have at 410-685-2886, x. 303 or email@example.com.
The spring so far has been busy for me with a couple of fun projects. The first is the release of the 2012 Endangered Maryland list and the upcoming Restoration & Renovation Fair. Part of what makes these projects fun is how they help shine a light on the amazing work done by Maryland’s preservation and history organizations.
The sites featured on the Endangered Maryland list are impressive, but just as impressive are the groups working to protect them. Each year this program introduces us to new organizations that take on the daunting task of fighting for buildings that have faced years of neglect. This Colleagues Corner feature is designed to shine a spotlight on issues that would be of particular interest to our organizational partners, so for all the organizations reading this please accept this digital round of applause. While the article may focus on the buildings, the passion and dedication of the organizations, often volunteer driven, who work with the sites shines through. I’m always proud to trumpet the overall success of the sites featured on Endangered Maryland and I know that those successes would not exist without the many local preservation organizations who nominate sites. So well done and keep up the good work!
Next week the National Main Streets Conference starts here in Baltimore. Preservation Maryland will be a part of the program and if you are attending, please stop by and say hi. Just a couple weeks after this event is our first Restoration & Renovation Fair. We are very excited about this new event and hope you will join us. Registration is now open and the info flyer is online.
It’s a bit of a different kind of year for professional training at Preservation Maryland. As we said when we announced the Fair, this is an exceptionally rich year for educational opportunities in the area. We have continually-updated list of some of these offerings on our website under Trainings and Events. There is something being offered for every area of focus, so I hope you will take advantage of a program or two. If you know of a training not on the list, please get in touch and I will include it.
I hope your spring has been as full of excitement (of the good kind) as mine has been!
The 2012 Endangered Maryland list of threatened historic properties has been released! The list is also featured in the March/April edition of Maryland Life magazine. This is the sixth list and we now have 64 historic sites throughout Maryland as a part of this program. A panel of historic preservationists selected the list from nominated properties and assessed the level of threat, historic and architectural significance and community support for preserving the site. The program’s purpose is to generate public awareness of Maryland’s threatened historic properties, generate possible solutions and serve as a call for action.
This really is one of my favorite parts of my work here at Preservation Maryland. All nominations we get in are for interesting sites, often hidden treasures, which make Maryland such a dynamic place. The selection committee works hard to review and select the final list and the discussions are always lively and I leave each year feeling wiser and excited. Thank you to everyone who works on this project, it is a true team effort. Thanks to everyone who submitted a nomination. The nominators are those on the front line of preservation who work so hard to protect our historic resources. I hope you enjoy exploring these great sites!
The 2012 Endangered Maryland Sites are: (in alphabetical order).
1 .Bostwick House (Prince George’s County)
2. Charles Sumner Post #25, Grand Army of the Republic (Kent County)
3. Cider Barrel (Montgomery County)
4. Covington Store (Kent County)
5. Dameron House (St. Mary’s County)
6. Dielman Inn (Carroll County)
7. Maryland Watermen (Statewide)
8. “The Pest House” (Baltimore County)
9. Potomac House (Washington County)
10. Silver Spring Baptist Church (Montgomery County)
11. Westside Superblock (Baltimore City)
While winter seemed to go by in a flash, spring is coming up on us rapidly. We are in the thick of the Maryland General Assembly session and work is in full swing for our upcoming spring activities.
The biggest of these activities for me is the Restoration & Renovation Fair. This event will take place at the Maryland Historical Society on April 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. As I’ve mentioned in the past, this change in our usual programming is due to a unique convergence of many educational opportunities on the Mid-Atlantic this year. So far the Fair has been getting a wonderful response and the planning committee and I are working hard to make the program diverse and high quality. Look for more information here, on our website, and through our social media feeds in the coming weeks for more information on the program and how to register. Also coming online soon will be a guide to all the many professional development opportunities being presented this year. The Maryland Historical Trust, the Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions and the Institute of Museum and Library Services will be presenting programs for a variety of audiences.
The other thing that is just around the corner is the release of our 2012 Endangered Maryland list. Our partners at Maryland Life magazine will be issuing their March/April within a month and we are very excited to share the list with all of you. The release of the Endangered Maryland list is one of my favorite things I do all year and this year’s list has some wonderful places that can use your support.
Finally, I have been working with our partners in Howard County to create an “Endangered” tour for the National Main Streets Conference coming to Baltimore April 1-4. Registration is now open for the conference and the early bird rate ends March 18. If you come to the conference, be sure to drop by the exhibit hall and say hello!
Of course it’s never too early to look forward to summer. I’ll spend my summer finding ways to create new partnerships and exploring how people can better interact with our organization and mission. Have any sites you love or ideas for programs? Add a comment below or drop me line at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s an exciting time here at Preservation Maryland and I hope you will join us!
While the weather has gotten cooler and, at least as I write this, wet and dreary again, there is warmth and cheer to be found in hearing about chances to fund and promote your preservation projects and honor the excellence around you.
Funding: The last Maryland Historical Trust Grants Workshop will be held in Easton on September 28 . If you have not attended one yet, it’s a great chance to hear about lots of funding sources in one place. Click here for more information and to register for the workshop.
Preservation Maryland’s grant program, the Heritage Fund, is approaching the October 1st deadline for its fall cycle. Heritage Fund Grants award up to $5,000 and there are three funding cycles annually. Visit our website for more information or contact Marilyn Benadaret at 410-685-2886 ext. 303.
The Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission is seeking grant applications. Grants are available for capital and non-capital projects related to the War of 1812 bicentennial observance. Nonprofit organizations and local, state, and federal government agencies may apply for matching grants in amounts of up to $250,000. The application period closes November 1st with awards announced in February of 2012. Applications and guidelines are available at Star-Spangled 200, Inc.
If you’re in the Four Rivers Heritage Area, they have announced the guidelines and criteria for the FY2012 Mini-grant program. Mini-grant awards of up to $2,500 are available for projects within the heritage area that incorporate regional historic, cultural, and natural resources, collaborative partnerships, and the heritage area’s regional interpretive themes. Visit the Four Rivers Heritage Area website to download the grant criteria and application form. The deadline for applications is Friday, October 7, 2011.
Promote: It’s the final chance this year to help boost the profile of a site near and dear to you through the Endangered Maryland program. The goal of Endangered Maryland is to raise awareness of some of the state’s most threatened historic and cultural sites. 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 September 28, 2011. 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 me at 410-685-2886 x302 or email@example.com.
Honor: The Maryland Historical Trust is seeking nominations for their Annual Maryland Preservation Awards. The awards will be held on January 31, 2012 in Annapolis and the nomination deadline is October 14, 2011. Click here to download the 2012 nomination brochure and form
Preservation Maryland, in partnership with Maryland Life magazine, seeks nominations for the 2012 Endangered Maryland list. The goal of Endangered Maryland is to raise awareness of some of the state’s most threatened historic and cultural sites. The deadline to submit nominations is September 28, 2011.
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 2012 issue. Endangered Maryland is modeled after the nationwide list created each year by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as well as other successful statewide endangered lists. The article presents an opportunity to raise public awareness, create dialogue, and find solutions for threatened sites. This blog entry shows some of the progress made on past Endangered Maryland sites.
This year we have a new PDF form to use to submit nominations. You can enter your text into the form and save it. When complete you can either mail or email the form to Preservation Maryland. Full information on the nomination is included on the form. Please click here for the Nominating form and instructions. It may take a moment to load the document when you click on the link. For more information please contact me at 410-685-2886 x302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.