Tag: Historic preservation

The 7th National Forum on Historic Preservation Practice: A Critical Examination of the Next 50 Years

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1966 National Historic Preservation Act. The law responded admirably to the many challenges facing our nation's historic patrimony 50 years ago. As our nation celebrates the law's half-century mark, the question arises - what will the next half-century hold for historic preservation policy and professional practice in the United States?

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Preserving Sacred Spaces Through Thoughtful Partnerships: Congregational Town Hall at Zion Lutheran Church

You are invited to attend this important town hall to learn about creative ways your religious site could increase revenue, preserve your building, and build a stronger community through collaboration. Clergy, lay staff, cultural and community stewards are welcome to attend this town hall and learn more about a unique program developed to match religious institutions with cultural organizations and non-profit entities.

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Submit a nomination for our 2016 Preservation Awards!

We need your help to find the past year’s best preservation projects. Are you….

  • a homeowner who just finished a big restoration project? Or you know a neighbor who has?
  • a builder or architect who worked on a unique adaptive reuse project last year?
  • a volunteer with a community group preserving and celebrating historic places in Baltimore?
2015 Award Recipient, Police Station at Fells Point Station 1621 Bank Street
2015 Award Recipient, Police Station at Fells Point Station 1621 Bank Street

If you answered yes, then we want you to nominate your preservation project or heritage achievement for our 2016 Preservation Awards. Since 1961, we have given awards to hundreds of projects and people, from rowhouse renovations to brewery conversions, from authors of Baltimore history to civic groups saving our buildings and revitalizing our neighborhoods. We welcome nominations for projects large and small.

We keep our awards nomination process simple—all we need is a short description of the project or achievement, images, and names and contact information for the project partners. Learn more about our awards categories and review process then please send in your nomination today. Remember to make a nomination before our deadline on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. And don’t forget to stay tuned for the details on our annual awards celebration in June!

2015 Award Recipient, Bolton Hill Nursery School
2015 Award Recipient, Bolton Hill Nursery School

Preservation Town Hall: Baltimore

Maryland deserves well preserved communities, neighborhoods, farms and historic sites. The only way we’ll accomplish that is by working together!

Join Preservation Maryland at this important open town hall-style meeting to learn about local, state and federal advocacy efforts to help save places that matter and how you can be a force for reinvestment and redevelopment.

With the Maryland General Assembly headed back to session in early January, now is the time to talk about how we can accomplish this and make preservation a priority.

What to expect

  1. Meet and network with other Maryland preservation advocates
  2. Learn about the preservation programs that make a difference, why they are needed, and what might happen to them during the next General Assembly
  3. Find out how to make the case for preservation and learn about more opportunities to get involved
  4. Receive training and an advocacy toolkit to help make you an effective preservation advocate.

Please RSVP on Facebook or by email to Elly Colmers at ecolmers@presmd.org.

Additional Town Halls

Preservation Maryland is hosting town halls across the State in January, here are the other locations and dates:

Wednesday January 6, 6:30-7:30PM
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy
114 S. Washington Street, Suite 101, Easton, MD 21601

Takoma Park
Saturday January 9, 11AM-12PM
7328 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Tuesday January 12, 6:30-7:30PM
Frederick Visitor Center
151 S. East Street, Frederick, MD 21207

St. Mary’s City
Saturday January, 16, 11AM-12PM
St. Mary’s City Visitor Center
18751 Hogaboom Lane, St Marys City, MD 20686

Robert Long House 250 Panel Discussion: Historic Preservation and Economic Development, Social Change and Urban Policy

Enjoy a provocative panel discussion on the history and importance of historic preservation in Fell’s Point with presentations including:

  • Historic Preservation and Economic Development by Joseph M. Coronyn, Principal with Lipman, Frizzell & Mitchell, LLC – Real Estate Consultants
  • Historic Preservation and Social Change by Mel Freeman, Citizen’s Planning & Housing Association, Inc.
  • Historic Preservation and Urban Policy by Thomas Stosur, Director, Baltimore City Department of Planning.

As part of the 2015 celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Robert Long House, the Preservation Society is organizing a series of three-lectures and a panel discussion on a diverse range of topics related to Fell’s Point and historic preservation. A reception follows each event. For additional information, please contact Barbara Cromwell at 443-847-8738.