As part of the organization’s on-going work to protect Maryland’s historic cemeteries, Preservation Maryland will offer public cemetery documentation workshops this winter.

Working with the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration, Preservation Maryland has embarked on an ambitious project to document 100 cemeteries and burial sites across the state.

Starting in Spring 2019, Preservation Maryland began to document cemeteries and burial grounds within or adjacent to Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and/or State Highway Administration (SHA) right of way that have yet to be recorded, are abandoned, or are not being maintained.

Cemetery Documentation Specialist, Caroline Herritt, will share her notes from the field and discuss what trends she has discovered after visiting over 100 Maryland cemeteries. She will also review the mobile app specially developed by SHA to record data points. These data points will be added to a data layer in their statewide GIS database and mapping tool.

Attendees will also hear from Alexander Keim from SHA about what inspired the project, next steps for this innovative program, and how you can get involved in documenting cemeteries with the new app.

Workshop DETAILS

Due to cold weather, these free workshops will focus on an indoor interactive presentation and will not include on-site documentation practice.

Southern Maryland
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Calvert Library Prince Frederick
850 Costley Way
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Hosted in partnership with State Highway Administration, Calvert County Department of Planning and Development, Southern Maryland Heritage Area Consortium, and Charles County Department of Planning.

Past Workshops

Western Maryland
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Cumberland City Hall
57 North Liberty Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
Hosted in partnership with State Highway Administration, Allegany County Department of Community Development, and Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area.

Eastern Shore
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Dorchester Center for the Arts
321 High Street, Cambridge, MD 21613
Hosted in partnership with State Highway Administration, Dorchester Center for the Arts for the Eastern Shore, Heart of the Chesapeake Heritage Area, and Visit Dorchester.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Winchester Hall
12 E. Church Street, First Floor Hearing Room
Frederick, MD 21701
Hosted in partnership with State Highway Administration, Frederick County Historic Preservation Commission, and Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area.

Baltimore Region
Saturday, December 7 2019
Arbutus Branch Library
855 Sulphur Spring Road
Arbutus, MD 21227
Hosted in partnership with State Highway Administration, Baltimore County Department of Planning Historic Preservation, CHAP, and Baltimore County Public Library.

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