PreserveCast, a podcast powered by Preservation Maryland, was recently honored with a statewide award for excellence by the Maryland state agency for historic preservation, the Maryland Historical Trust.

Preservation Maryland Executive Director and PreserveCast host Nicholas Redding and Stephen Israel, the podcast’s producer, accepted the award for Excellence in Media & Publications from Elizabeth Hughes, Maryland State Historic Preservation Officer. The annual Maryland Historical Trust awards were announced at a ceremony that took place in the State Senate Office in Annapolis immediately following Maryland History Advocacy Day.

Launched late in 2016, PreserveCast, has become America’s most listened to historic preservation podcast with steadily increasing listenership. Each episode features an in-depth and exciting conversation with a leader in historic preservation about the role of new and old technologies in their work offering a range of perspectives from across the country. In fact, listenership has a reach far greater than Maryland.

“We’re thrilled to be honored and appreciate the vote of confidence from our friends at the Maryland Historical Trust. Now the work on Season Two begins in earnest, but fortunately for us, there are so many more stories to be told and individuals to interview,” explained Nicholas Redding upon receiving the award.

Special live recording of PreserveCast at the Old Line State Summit, 2017.

Special live recording of PreserveCast at the Old Line State Summit, 2017.

Preservation Maryland is pleased to be recognized for bringing a new voice to historic preservation and a medium that is reaching a new and younger audience and enticing listeners with a blend of history and cutting-edge technology, like laser documentation, augmented reality, and other noteworthy hooks into a better understanding of historic preservation.

PreserveCast is powered by Preservation Maryland with the Maryland Milestones Heritage Area and supported by grants from the National Park Service, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, American Battlefield Protection Program, Historic Preservation Education Foundation, and National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Preservation Maryland is pleased to be recognized among these other fine Maryland history and preservation projects:

Excellence in Media & Publications
Acadians Were Here Organization Website

Excellence in Public Programming
Historic Sotterley, Inc. for Slave Cabin Exhibit

Excellence in Community Engagement
Eastern Shore Network for Change for “Reflections of Pine

Outstanding Individual Leadership
Lisa Kraus & Jason Shellenhammer, Herring Run Archeology Project

Community Impact
Cultural Center at the Havre de Grace Opera House

Project Excellence: Institutional Rehabilitation
Morgan State University for Lillie Carroll Jackson Museum

Project Excellence: Commercial Rehabilitation
Parkway Theatre/Maryland Film Festival

Project Excellence: Sustainable Design
Center for Parks and People

Outstanding Stewardship of an Easement Property
Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission for Oxon Hill Manor