From our partners at the Maryland Historical Trust:

CROWNSVILLE, MD (September 3, 2013) – For decades, Maryland state preservationists have shone a light on historic resource protection through an annual awards program. This week, the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) opens nominations for its 39th Maryland Preservation Awards to recognize outstanding preservation efforts throughout the state.

The awards, which will be presented by the MHT Board of Trustees in January, recognize the best efforts in historic preservation, architecture, archaeology, museum work, cultural conservation, education and related fields in Maryland.

Past awards recognized a tour of historic places in Baltimore, former Governor William Donald Schaefer’s work to promote historic preservation, efforts to restore a rural school house in southern Somerset County and many more worthy projects.

Marylanders may nominate people, programs and projects in the categories of Leadership and Service, Educational Excellence, Project Excellence and Stewardship. Nominations are due October 4, 2013.

Learn more about the award and submission guidelines at:

The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) is a state agency dedicated to preserving and interpreting the legacy of Maryland’s past. Through research, conservation and education, the Trust assists the people of Maryland in understanding their historical and cultural heritage. The Trust is a division of the Maryland Department of Planning and serves as Maryland’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.