Preservation Maryland has its finger on the pulse of news affecting the preservation community. Read below for recent news from across the state about historic preservation programming, funding, and advocacy.

New Land Conservation Program in Howard County

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced a new land conservation program with the Howard County Conservancy that is the first of its kind in the state of Maryland. County Executive Ball has committed $2 million towards the Purchased Conservation Easement pilot program, which will specifically target non-profit property owners and provide financial incentives to preserve environmentally significant properties permanently.

“Howard County’s Purchased Conservation Easement Pilot is a positive, mutually-beneficial program for landowners, the county, preservationists, and Marylanders as a whole,” said Preservation Maryland President and CEO Nick Redding. “Landscapes are evocative and critically important historic resources, and anything that protects more of them is a win for the diverse history of our state.” 

Fells Point, 2006. The Point in Fells (right), Tax Credit Project.

Fells Point

Small Business in Historic Baltimore City Community Receives $40,000 in Funding

In one of the oldest neighborhoods in Baltimore, Fell’s Point (1763), Max’s Taphouse receive 40-thousand dollars through the program, which is sponsored by American Express and administered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The will receive federal funds from a program designed to upgrade 25 historic small restaurants across the country.

2022 Backing Historic Small Restaurants Grant Recipients