Fall 2022 Newsletter

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Maryland Historical Trust

Each quarter, we deliver the news you need to keep up to date on our preservation programs. Sign up here to join our mailing list!


Upcoming Public Hearings

The Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission, established by House Bill 307, is authorized to research cases of racially motivated lynchings, as well as to hold public meetings and regional hearings where a lynching of an African American by a white mob has been documented. As part of the Commission, MHT encourages people to attend the upcoming hearings in October and November. For more information, visit the Public Hearings page.

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FY22 Historic Preservation Capital Grants

The Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program provides support for preservation-related acquisition and construction projects. In FY2022, MHT received more than 40 applications requesting a combined total of over $3.2 million, which demonstrates a very strong demand for this funding. Click here to read about our newly funded capital grant projects.   

Register Now for the 2022 Architectural Fieldwork Symposium

By Allison Luthern, MHT Architectural Survey Administrator

After two years in a virtual format, we are excited to return in-person for our 2022 Architectural Fieldwork Symposium!

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Architectural fieldwork and survey are the foundation of all preservation activities, and this annual event brings together field surveyors, architectural historians, preservation planners, and related practitioners from across the state to discuss recent projects, themes, and methodology.

This year's symposium will feature an exciting slate of topics! Along with an update on MHT initiatives, sessions will cover early women architects practicing in Maryland, a highlight of buildings and sites related to Black history from Maryland’s contribution to the Buildings of the United States series, the recent survey of Maryland’s modernist Metrorail stations, the rehabilitation of the Department of Natural Resources-owned Greenbury Howard House in Montgomery County, a fresh perspective of Annapolis’s iconic Shiplap House, a technical overview of the conservation of historic woodwork, and the use of preservation as a tool for social justice. An opportunity for robust Q&A will follow each presentation. View the the full agenda on our website here.

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The Hirsch Residence in Havre de Grace was designed by pioneering woman architect Poldi Hirsch. Photo courtesy of EHT Traceries.

The symposium will be at MHT’s offices in Crownsville on October 27th from 9:30am to 4:00pm. Registration fees are $20 for students and $30 for the general public. The deadline for registration is October 21st, so act now to reserve your space. We hope to see you there!


Governor’s Commission on Maryland Military Monuments

As her key project, Governor’s Summer Intern Evelyn Yuen produced a detailed story map highlighting the work that MHT does in collaboration with the Governor’s Commission on Maryland Military Monuments. To learn more about the program, visit our web page.

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The Montgomery County Emory Grove by Morgan Miller-Scarborough, Independent Historian (Guest Blog)

Historic Tiffany Window Restoration Project at Lovely Lane United Methodist Church by Reverend Deb Scott and Jackie Noller, Chair, Lovely Lane 21st Century Committee (Guest Blog)