Winter 2023 Newsletter

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Project to Rebury Ancestral Human Remains of African Descent in Maryland

The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture and MHT have launched a project to identify lineal descendants or communities that are culturally affiliated with the remains of at least 13 individuals of African descent that are currently housed at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory. These remains were found at sites in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Queen Anne’s, and Wicomico counties. If you think you might have information, might be part of a descendant community, and/or would like to be notified of the project's progress, please fill out the project form.


Upcoming Grant Workshops

MHT's Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program will hold general overview and Q&A webinars, as well as one more in-person workshop in St Leonard, for prospective applicants. Full details are available on out website. Attendance is free, but you must register to participate. 

Maryland Heritage Areas Program staff will host a series of workshops to discuss the online application process, grant writing tips, application requirements, and more for the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) FY25 grant round for capital and non-capital heritage tourism projects. Grant guidelines, sample applications, due dates, and the link to begin the required Intent to Apply form (due Friday, January 26, 2024) can be found at the MHAA grants web page.

Glyndon Train Station

By Dana Halpert, Preservation Officer - Maryland Historic Revitalization Tax Credit Program

This winter, please join us in celebrating the successful work done at the Glyndon Train Station (1904). Built to replace the station of 1895 that had burned down, the Glyndon Train Station is individually listed on Baltimore County’s Final Landmarks List and located within the Glyndon Historic District. The station currently is home to the Glyndon Branch of the United States Post Office, but historically served as a stop along the Western Maryland Railroad until passenger service stopped in 1959. 


The Glyndon Train Station Limited Liability Company (GTS LLC) owns the building and formed as “a group concerned with the preservation and small-town character and appeal of Glyndon.” In 2021, GTS LLC applied for a small commercial tax credit to replace the building’s old furnace with a heat pump; work on the electrical system; remove dead trees; and swap out fluorescent light fixtures and metal halide light fixtures with LED fixtures on the interior and exterior. 


MHT also holds an historic preservation easement on the property. Tax credit and easement staff worked together with the project team to coordinate the review and approval of the proposed scope of work, ensuring the overall project met the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation. 

MHT has additional funding available for new small commercial projects! More information can be found on the Maryland Historic Revitalization Tax Credit Program webpage, or by contacting MHT tax credit staff at 


MD250's Inaugural Meeting

The Maryland 250 Commission, created by Governor Wes Moore by Executive Order to plan, encourage, and execute an inclusive, statewide, yearlong United States Semiquincentennial in Maryland in 2026, held its inaugural meeting in Crownsville on Monday, December 4, 2023. Governor Moore appointed Governor Parris N. Glendening, Chair, and Judge Catherine Curran (Katie) O’Malley, Vice Chair, to lead the Commission of 33 members. Commemoration themes are history, civics, and service. Local 250 Commissions are beginning to launch throughout the state.

Visit the MD250 Commission website for more information or to sign up for the email list. If you have any questions, reach out to the Commission Director, Michele W. Johnson at


In Case You Missed It...

Public comments will be closing in just two days, on Friday, December 22, for the draft vision, goals and objectives for Heritage2031, Maryland's Statewide Preservation Plan. Visit the statewide preservation plan web page for full details on how to leave feedback.

Save the date! MHT’s Architectural Fieldwork Symposium will be held in person at MHT offices on March 28, 2024. Watch for registration and the agenda in February 2024.


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