Our Story

Preservation Maryland is Maryland’s oldest, largest and most effective preservation organization. As a 90+-year-old organization you might think we’ve slowed down a bit – but we’re still full of fight. 

our-story Board members revealing a new interpretive sign; our logo, an early version seen on the SPMA flag, has always been a phoenix rising from the ashes.

We’ve recently tackled some of our largest initiatives yet, leading to expanded funding, programming, staff, and goals. Although the organization’s core mission remains the same as when we started in 1931, our work has adapted, our strategies have diversified, and our approach has modernized. We remain at the forefront of the preservation movement, creatively working to preserve place, affect policy change, and grow the historic preservation workforce so our shared history can be enjoyed for untold generations to come.

This work is implemented by a dedicated staff of employees. Each team member oversees a different and equally compelling aspect of our mission.

Latest Posts

Maryland: Where Inspiration Was Sewn

Maryland: Where Inspiration Was Sewn

On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white,” and that “the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation." More than 100 years...

Best of Maryland Awards Nominations Open

Best of Maryland Awards Nominations Open

Each year these awards honor the individuals, groups, and organizations that show us what is possible when we work to preserve Maryland’s rich history. You can read more about past winners here. We will once showcase our Best of Maryland Awards at our annual...