Community Outreach & Education

Baltimore’s damaged Columbus memorial to be repaired

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: A damaged monument to Christopher Columbus — believed to be the oldest in America — will be repaired and rededicated, a key Baltimore official said Monday. Eric Holcomb, the city’s director of the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation, said it’s possible the monument will remain dedicated to the Italian [...]

By | 2017-10-14T16:20:26+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Baltimore City, Community Outreach & Education, Historical Material Maintenance, Monuments|Comments Off on Baltimore’s damaged Columbus memorial to be repaired

Community Health Center celebrates designation as Annapolis Local Historic Landmark

Excerpt from the Capital Gazette: n Nov. 28, 2016, the Annapolis City Council passed legislation, initiated by the Annapolis Historic Preservation Commission, that designated the Community Health Center at Parole as an Annapolis Local Historic Landmark — the first historic landmark outside of the Annapolis Historic District. On June 17, this designation was formally celebrated [...]

By | 2017-08-29T10:09:16+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Annapolis, Community Outreach & Education, Landmarks & Designations|Comments Off on Community Health Center celebrates designation as Annapolis Local Historic Landmark

Berlin HDC wants to increase awareness about historic district with potential buyers

Excerpt from the Dispatch: Members of the town’s historic district commission want people buying homes in Berlin to be aware of historic district regulations before they buy. Discussion of a young couple’s request to erect a fence on their property led the Berlin Historic District Commission (HDC) Wednesday into a conversation about the need to [...]

By | 2017-08-01T11:27:11+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Berlin, Commission Policies & Procedures, Community Outreach & Education, Design Review & Guidelines|Comments Off on Berlin HDC wants to increase awareness about historic district with potential buyers

Annapolis seeks HPC members

Excerpt from Capital Gazette:   The Historic Preservation Commission reviews applications to construct, alter, move, demolish or repair a structure within the historic district. Regular public hearings are held on the second Tuesday of the month. Administrative meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. [...]

By | 2017-07-03T09:31:04+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Annapolis, Commission Policies & Procedures, Community Outreach & Education, Good News|Comments Off on Annapolis seeks HPC members

Gaithersburg HDC recognizes smokehouse restoration with historic preservation award

Excerpt from the Gaithersburg Patch: On May 24, the Gaithersburg Historic District Commission presented a Historic Preservation Award to Hank Handler, Vice President of Oak Grove Restoration Company, recognizing the company’s efforts to restore the smokehouse at Summit Hall Farm at Bohrer Park. The award was given as part of Historic Preservation Month, an annual [...]

By | 2017-07-03T09:13:24+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Community Outreach & Education, Gaithersburg, Good News, Historical Material Maintenance|Comments Off on Gaithersburg HDC recognizes smokehouse restoration with historic preservation award

Scott Winnette steps down after decade on Frederick City HPC

Excerpt from Frederick News-Post: The central figure on the city’s Historic Preservation Commission — literally, he sits in the middle of the dais — has left his post. Scott Winnette, commission chairman, announced he was stepping down during the city’s 2017 Historic Presentation Awards on Thursday. His resignation ends a decade of service on the [...]

By | 2017-05-12T10:27:59+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Community Outreach & Education, Frederick City|Comments Off on Scott Winnette steps down after decade on Frederick City HPC

City of Frederick considers adding architectural inspector position

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: Owners of historic properties in Frederick may soon have someone to help guide them through the renovation process, if the city adds a position requested by its staff. Adding an architectural inspector to the city’s Engineering Department would help improve the application and review process in Frederick’s historic preservation overlay [...]

By | 2017-05-12T10:28:27+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Community Outreach & Education, Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City|Comments Off on City of Frederick considers adding architectural inspector position

City of Frederick Historic Preservation Guidelines to be updated – public input requested

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: The Frederick Historic Preservation Commission is clarifying design guidelines for properties in the city’s historic district, and members want residents to remain as informed as possible during the process. “We have pushed and we will continue to push to have something much clearer, so when people move into the historic [...]

By | 2017-05-12T10:25:08+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Commission Policies & Procedures, Community Outreach & Education, Design Review & Guidelines, Frederick City|Comments Off on City of Frederick Historic Preservation Guidelines to be updated – public input requested

Kent County HDC Chair praises commission’s mission and procedures

Excerpt from MyEasternShoreMD: To the editor: A March 16 Kent County News article quoted Jay Yerkes saying, "It'€™s okay for the Historic District Commission (HDC) to be difficult and challenging. It's not OK to be rude." As chairperson of the commission, I apologize to anyone who feels that we have treated them rudely. We are a [...]

By | 2017-04-14T14:27:17+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Commission Policies & Procedures, Community Outreach & Education, Kent County|Comments Off on Kent County HDC Chair praises commission’s mission and procedures

Cambridge HPC accepting nominations for 2nd annual awards

Cambridge's Historic Preservation Commission is now accepting nominations for its second annual awards. If you know of someone worthy of nomination, fill in the nomination form by March 31st. Nominations will be tallied and the ceremony will be held in May. Information about the awards is available on the City of Cambridge website.

By | 2017-03-07T18:39:20+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Cambridge, Community Outreach & Education, Good News|Comments Off on Cambridge HPC accepting nominations for 2nd annual awards

City of Frederick HPC follows through on desire for open dialogue with city officials

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: A meeting of the minds regarding the city’s historic preservation efforts is getting closer to actually happening. The city’s Historic Preservation Commission sent a letter Feb. 9 to Mayor Randy McClement and the board of aldermen requesting a formal meeting to discuss the role and expectations for the HPC and [...]

By | 2017-03-07T18:27:56+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Community Outreach & Education, Frederick City, Good News|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC follows through on desire for open dialogue with city officials

City of Frederick HPC seeks to improve communication with Mayor and Aldermen

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: A member of the city’s Historic Preservation Commission used his public comment period Thursday to formally request a meeting with the mayor, Board of Aldermen and city staff members. Commissioner Stephen Parnes called a lack of open dialogue between the commissioners and city officials crazy and intolerable. He said that [...]

By | 2017-01-31T14:00:11+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Community Outreach & Education, Frederick City|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC seeks to improve communication with Mayor and Aldermen

Charles County HPC seeks nominations for annual awards

Excerpt from Southern Maryland Online: The Charles County Historic Preservation Commission is seeking nominations for its annual award program for outstanding achievements in historic preservation that occurred during the 2016 calendar year. The Historic Preservation Award is presented annually to an eligible individual, business, organization, or project deserving recognition for outstanding achievements in historic preservation. [...]

By | 2017-01-27T12:09:22+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Charles County, Community Outreach & Education|Comments Off on Charles County HPC seeks nominations for annual awards

Harford County HPC seeks nominations for historic preservation awards

Excerpt from Havre de Grace Patch: Nominations are now open for the 2017 Historic Preservation Awards recognizing outstanding achievements in historic preservation within Harford County. Awards to individuals and organizations will be presented in May by the Harford County Historic Preservation Commission and the county Department of Planning & Zoning in honor of National Historic [...]

By | 2017-01-17T12:12:11+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Community Outreach & Education, Good News, Harford County|Comments Off on Harford County HPC seeks nominations for historic preservation awards

Harford HPC Honors its 2016 Award Winners

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun: The Harford County Historic Preservation Commission recently announced its 21st annual award recipients during a ceremony at the historic Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air. Three Several Preservation Project awards were presented, including: • Ladew Topiary Gardens, in Monkton, for the conservation and restoration of the historic Berry Garden Fountain, with [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:14:14+00:00 June 18th, 2016|Community Outreach & Education, Good News, Harford County|Comments Off on Harford HPC Honors its 2016 Award Winners

City of Frederick HPC Presents 2016 Historic Preservation Awards

Excerpt from the Frederick News-Post: A host of businesses and individuals were recognized for their contributions to historic preservation as recipients of the 2016 Historic Preservation Awards, presented Thursday night by Scott Winnette,chairman of the Historic Preservation Commission. Winners were: Sarah Thiel Butner received Bricks and Mortar Rehabilitation award for her restoration and rehabilitation work [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:17:33+00:00 May 21st, 2016|Community Outreach & Education, Frederick City, Good News|Comments Off on City of Frederick HPC Presents 2016 Historic Preservation Awards

Cumberland HDC Hosts Youth Summit

Excerpt from WCBC: With a Certified Local Government grant from the Maryland Historical Trust, the Cumberland Historic Preservation Commission and staff have partnered with Braddock Middle School to develop a first-ever Youth Summit and the highlight is an event today at Canal Place. During the 2015-2016 school year, this project has brought together local youth, educators, [...]

By | 2016-12-09T11:30:10+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Community Outreach & Education, Cumberland, Good News|Comments Off on Cumberland HDC Hosts Youth Summit

In the news: Charles County Historic Preservation Commission to Host Awards Ceremony on May 7

Excerpt from Southern Maryland Online: The Charles County Historic Preservation Commission will host a Preservation Reception and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. until noon at St. Pauls' Episcopal Church (4535 Piney Church Road, Waldorf). The winner(s) of the Charles County Preservation Award for 2015 will be announced at this time. The [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:24:10+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Charles County, Community Outreach & Education, Good News|Comments Off on In the news: Charles County Historic Preservation Commission to Host Awards Ceremony on May 7

Dec 2: Webinar, GeoMashups, Digital Storytelling, and Community Curated Resource Surveys

Webinar - GeoMashups, Digital Storytelling, and Community Curated Resource Surveys Offered by the California Preservation Foundation Register >> Do you ever visit a nearby area and wonder how you could quickly access digital information on local Landmarks? Do you feel as if your resources and collection are not represented on the internet? Do you want [...]

By | 2016-12-09T11:21:13+00:00 November 11th, 2015|Community Outreach & Education, GIS & Information Technology, Survey & Documentation, Training|Comments Off on Dec 2: Webinar, GeoMashups, Digital Storytelling, and Community Curated Resource Surveys

In the news: Calvert County wins top tourism award for Freedom Day

Calvert County press release: The Calvert County Department of Economic Development won tops honors for its Lower Marlboro Freedom Day event that commemorated 14 slaves who fled the county during the War of 1812. The 2014 event earned the “Best Small Event” award during Maryland’s 35th Annual Tourism and Travel Summit held Nov. 3 in [...]

By | 2016-12-16T11:47:34+00:00 November 11th, 2015|Calvert County, Community Outreach & Education, Good News|Comments Off on In the news: Calvert County wins top tourism award for Freedom Day