On Thursday, April 12, 2018, Preservation Maryland hosted its first rural pop-up office in the City of Hagerstown where staff provided input, assistance and support on a variety of issues.

The pop-up office program was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Rural Maryland Council. Pop-up offices are a newer concept based on similar ideas from the retail world  the idea is to quickly setup shop and become more accessible to the community. Each pop-up office is held in partnership with a local organization and in Hagerstown, Preservation Maryland was hosted by the Washington County Historical Society at their headquarters in the Miller House Museum.

Over the course of the day, Preservation Maryland staff welcomed nearly two dozen individuals representing many diverse background and projects. Staff assisted in providing information on tax credits, grant funding and national register nominations as well as providing input on the formation of non-profits and strategic planning.

Preservation Maryland was extremely pleased with the response and turnout and hopes to make a return visit to Hagerstown again soon. Fortunately, the Hagerstown pop-up was just the first in a series of pop-up offices and the organization is looking forward to visiting other rural locales in the coming months.

Upcoming Preservation Pop-Ups

Eastern Shore
Thursday, May 10, 2018, 10AM-4PM
Downtown Cambridge
437 Race Street
Cambridge, MD 21613

Southern Maryland
Friday, May 11, 2018, 10AM-4PM
Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland Building
15045 Burnt Store Road
Hughesville, MD 20637

Central Maryland
Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 10AM-4PM
Carroll County Public Library Headquarters
Community Meeting Room
1100 Green Valley Road
New Windsor, MD 21776

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