Award Presentation Party
This year’s Best of Maryland awards presentation and party will take place on
Thursday, May 12, from 6-9pm at the Annapolis Maritime Museum.
Our Best of Maryland Awards is a party; no long speeches, just a casual atmosphere for congratulating the awardees, networking with movers-and-shakers in Maryland preservation, and enjoying 2015’s “saves,” “afters,” and “wows!” Purchase your tickets online here, share the press release, and take a moment to get to know these tremendous preservation leaders, and leading projects.
THIS YEAR’S AWESOME AWARDEES
Photo credit: Matthew Cole for the CapitalGazette.com.
LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Honorable Christopher Trumbauer
Anne Arundel County Government
Councilman Trumbauer introduced legislation to create an Anne Arundel County historic tax credit, and in late 2015 it was approved. We recognize the Councilmember’s championship of preservation and conservation through this act, and his career.
Mr. Charlie Duff, President
Mr. Duff’s commitment to the history and the future of Baltimore is seen through is founding and leadership of Jubliee Baltimore, a non-profit that has supported the revitalization of Baltimore through preservation, development, and the arts.
GEARHART PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AWARD
Ms. Cathy Thompson, Community Planner
Charles County Government
Ms. Thompson goes above and beyond to save and interpret some of Maryland’s oldest history as a municipal planner and staff to the Preservation Commission, and as such, a liaison between the County and allied public and private group – a true partner.
THE PHOENIX AWARD
Eastern Shore Conservation Center
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy
Leaders in conservation and planning on the Eastern Shore, ESLC transformed a vacant and historic laundry building into their state-of-art headquarters that they share with allied groups in the area providing a spark of revitalization in their neighborhood.
The Artisans of the Ivy Hotel
Dozens of highly-skilled and Maryland-based small businesses and individual experts came together to create an historic and aesthetic icon that is the Ivy Hotel in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore City.
Mount Vernon Place Conservancy
Restoration of the Washington Monument
On it’s bicentennial the Conservancy undertook a significant restoration of the materials of the Washington Monument, and enhancing the visitor experience along the way. The discovery of a time-capsule during the work made international news.
HARRISON VOLUNTEER AWARD
Caroline County Tourism & Caroline County Historical Society
Restoration of the James H. Webb Log House
The many volunteers of these Caroline County groups take on preservation projects saving places across the County, and then research, interpret, and manage those sites to support heritage tourism.
COMMUNITY CHOICE AWARDS
Takoma Radio, a project of Historic Takoma, Inc; Thurmont Historical Society’s Cozy Cabin; Historic Parole Walking Tour & Map; Furnace Town’s New Website
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS