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The 2019 Annual Symposium of the Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions will take place on Saturday, May 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the beautiful Conference Center of the Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ (ERUCC) in downtown Frederick.

This year’s theme is Looking Back, Looking Forward: Considering Maryland’s Historic District Legacy and Future.

Sessions will address the reinterpretation of Maryland’s historic districts through the addition of new stories and the challenge of meeting the demands of a changing climate. The keynote speaker is Lisa Craig, nationally-recognized expert on climate change and historic preservation. Among the confirmed presenters are Nicole Diehlmann, noted architectural historian and National Alliance of Preservation Commissions board member, Sarah Rogers, Executive Director of Heritage Montgomery, Kimberly Golden Brandt, head of Preservation Maryland’s Smart Growth Maryland Initiative, and John Peter Thompson, Chair of the Prince George’s County Historic Preservation Commission and nationally-recognized lecturer and expert on horticulture, invasive species, and bio-economics.

There will be a Vendor Exhibition Hall with information about the services of contractors listed in the MAHDC Online Contractor Directory and other companies. National, state and local partners will also display information about their programs in the City of Frederick and Frederick County.

The 2019 Annual Symposium will mark the 40th anniversary of MAHDC’s founding in Frederick in 1979 and also include the Association’s Annual Meeting.

The African American Community Tour will follow in Frederick’s historic towncenter after the close of the symposium (space is limited to twenty-five and pre-registration will be required on the day of the symposium).

The Historic Trinity Chapel Across The Street From The ERUCC Church And Conference Center Will Be Open For Visits During The Day.

Registration is now open on Eventbrite:


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