It’s official! Governor Hogan as proclaimed it Maryland Preservation Month 2016. Thank you Governor Hogan for recognizing the contribution of historic preservation to the success and pride of our State, we look forward to your support as we continue our work preserving the best of Maryland.

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From the Governor of the State of Maryland


MAY 2016


The State of Maryland is rich in its historically significant and diverse architectural and archaeological resources, proud heritage, and abounding cultural traditions; and


The people of Maryland have a deep-rooted understanding of and appreciation for the significant of their historical and cultural legacy and the important place in the sweeping expanse of our nation’s history these important resources occupy; and


Historic preservation is recognized for the key role it has played in numerous successful community and economic development projects around the State and as an essential component of economic and communing development strategies in urban, suburban, and rural communities across Maryland, which have made historic preservation work to stimulate the State and local economics, revitalize neighborhoods, inspire local pride and maintain community character while improving our understanding of place; and


This year is the fiftieth anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, which established that nation’s legal framework for the protection and preservation of historic buildings, landscapes, and archaeological discoveries upon being signed into law on October 15, 1966; and


The State of Maryland and its many local partners work closely to develop preservation programs that meet the highest standards and which strive to preserve historic resources for the economc benefit and cultural enlightenment of all Marylanders; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR., GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND, do hereby proclaim MAY 2016, as MARYLAND PRESERVATION MONTH in Maryland and do commend this observance to all of our citizens.

Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the State of Maryland this 1st day of May, Two Thousand and sixteen.

Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr.