Colleagues is intended to serve the entire historic preservation community. All local, regional or statewide non-profit organizations – large or small, new or established – that include historic preservation as an active part of their mission can benefit from becoming a member of Colleagues.


Organizational Development and Training

Workshops, including our annual Preservation Summer School, present speakers with local and national expertise to share preservation advice about advocacy, nonprofit “best practices”, community revitalization, architecture and design and other topics of special relevance to Colleagues.


The program provides an infrastructure for collaboration and communication to identify emerging preservation needs and assemble effective lobbying constituencies to address issues of local, statewide and national importance. In addition, local advocacy assistance offered by Preservation Maryland supports Colleagues in their community preservation efforts.

Networking & Communication

The Colleagues program provides opportunities for local and statewide organizations to exchange ideas at meetings and events, facilitated by Preservation Maryland in cooperation with Colleagues and partners.

Building the Movement

Participation in Colleagues expands opportunities for the Maryland preservation community to reach out to nonprofit preservation groups, heritage areas, environmental interest groups, Main Street revitalization initiatives, museums, archeology advocates, government entities and historic district commissions to develop strategic preservation and advocacy partnerships with state and national organizations.