Over two days in June, Preservation Maryland convened the annual gathering of Maryland’s preservationists for our statewide conference at the University of Maryland campus in the Maryland Milestones State Heritage Area.

Recordings Available: All Old Line State Summit conference sessions are now available on demand on our YouTube channel or by clicking the session title below! These videos are the perfect resource to check out a session that you missed, or to jot down a specific name or fact, or to share a compelling session with your colleagues. Please use and share this resource!

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group photo at The Old Line State Summit

The Old Line State Summit is an annual opportunity to bring those working in the trenches of preservation together for a day of learning, networking and expanding the concept of what we can accomplish together. This year, Preservation Maryland was pleased to partner with the Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions to expand the conference offerings to two days.

Looking around the room, it was clear – Maryland’s preservation community is stronger than ever before – and that’s thanks to the tenacity and success of preservationists working at the grassroots level across the state.

As the recent events in Ellicott City and beyond have taught us, the preservation community must be engaged in broad, complex and difficult conversations in order to save the historic places which matter. Our attention simply can’t stop at the boundary of the historic district. In addition to the engaging in the challenges of planning and smart growth, the preservation community also has a pivotal role to play in making our communities healthier. That’s why during the Old Line State Summit, we called on experts like keynote speakers, Dr. Mimi Narayan of the Health Impact Project and Dr. Jeremy C. Wells of the University of Maryland, to provide analytical context that brings into focus what we know  that historic places are walkable, livable and inherently good for the soul.

It’s our job as preservationists to connect the dots between our work and the challenges which confront our society and to identify how historic places have a role to play in solving those very challenges.


Thank you to all of our speakers, sponsors, and attendees for making this annual event a great success. If you had a hard time choosing between sessions or missed the Summit this year, please stay tuned for the release of recordings of many of the conference sessions on the Preservation Maryland website and YouTube channel in the coming weeks.

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