What is Baltimore Heritage?

Founded in 1960, Baltimore Heritage, Inc. is Baltimore’s nonprofit historic and architectural preservation organization. With two staff members, 33 volunteer board members, and a host of volunteers, we work to preserve and promote Baltimore’s historic buildings and neighborhoods.

Baltimore Heritage, Inc.
11 1/2 West Chase Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-332-9992

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History

Founded in 1960 and going strong more than 50 years later. Learn more.

What is historic preservation?

Historic preservation is about much more than saving old buildings! Baltimore Heritage and our partners celebrate the historic places that tell the stories of families, neighborhoods and the city as a whole. The stories behind the landmarks we fight for reflect the diversity of our community past and present including everyone from Jewish orphans to civil rights activists!

But historic preservation is about more than just stories. By promoting historic preservation, we are supporting neighborhood revitalization, stewardship of parks and open spaces, and increased sustainability. We promote historic preservation through advocacy, education and a wide range of projects and programs. But historic preservation in Baltimore also depends on efforts from residents and organizations of all kinds.

If you have ever…

  • Taken a tour of the Patterson Park Pagoda or Baltimore Shot Tower?
  • Shopped on the Avenue in Hampden?
  • Enjoyed reading a historic plaque downtown?

If so, then you are helping to support historic preservation too! Please learn how you can help make a difference to promote historic preservation in our city. Learn more about preservation issues and projects, discover the stories behind Baltimore’s history and architecturefind resources to help your own house or neighborhood, or support our work directly as a member or a volunteer.

 

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Recent Updates

Photograph of shipyard workers watching a launching ceremony, Arthur S. Siegel, 1943 May. Library of Congress,

Call for Papers: Baltimore Revisited – Social History for the Twenty-First Century City

July 1, 2015

Baltimore Revisited: Social History for the Twenty-First Century City will draw from a wide range of researchers inside and outside of the academy to tell the stories of how and why Baltimore looks and functions as it does today. We are specifically looking for heavily researched pieces written in an accessible voice that can offer new perspectives on the city’s social history grounded in the specific places, neighborhoods, and communities in Baltimore. Each chapter could stand alone, but together, they will offer a newer vision of local history from the ground up to complicate our view of the past, as well as the present.

2015 Historic Preservation Awards

Join us to celebrate preservation in Baltimore at our Awards Celebration this Thursday

June 16, 2015

If you haven’t purchased tickets yet for our 2015 Preservation Awards celebration this Thursday June 18, now is the time! We are celebrating the year’s best preservation and adaptive reuse projects and the people behind them. We are also excited to give the Douglas Gordon Award for exceptional leadership in local preservation to Mr. Martin Azola. Read on for the full list of …

Bmore Historic 2015

Join us for Bmore Historic—Baltimore’s preservation and public history unconference Register for a full day of discussion and workshops for history nerds on September 25

June 12, 2015

Bmore Historic — Baltimore’s annual unconference on preservation, public history and cultural heritage—is returning to the Maryland Historical Society this fall on Friday, September 25. Bmore Historic isn’t like most historic preservation workshops or trainings. Bmore Historic is an unconference—a gathering that emphasizes the important contributions that each and every participant brings into a full day of discussion sessions, workshops and conversations. …

Photograph by Jason Shellenhamer, 2015 May 16.

Field Notes from Herring Run: Finding valuable information in a 150-year-old burned down house

June 12, 2015

Thank you to everyone who came to visit or volunteer at our archaeological dig in Herring Run Park last month. For our final Field Notes entry from the 2015 field season Lisa Kraus and Jason Shellenhamer shared a recap of what we were searching for and what we found. We’ll be looking for more volunteers to assist …

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