In fiscal year 2015, in partnership with the Maryland Historical Trust, Preservation Maryland awarded Heritage Fund grants to fifteen historic preservation projects across the state. Highlights from this round of grants included funding to St. Mary’s College for an archaeological study on a circa 1636 home site in St. Mary’s County, as well as stabilization funding for the ruins of the Catoctin Furnace in Frederick County.

Additional funds were provided to an innovative public archeology project in Baltimore City’s Herring Run Park, administered by our partners at Baltimore Heritage. In Allegany County, the Evergreen Heritage Center received funding for the adaptive reuse of a 19th century bank barn at the award-winning education site. In total, $55,000 was provided in direct aid to deserving local organizations during this latest round. All grant recipients from this latest round are listed on the map above. 

Heritage Fund grants are available for brick and mortar projects, research, planning and educational events. To date, since its creation in 1997, the Fund has provided nearly $1 million in funding across the state and leveraged $16 million in public & private investment.

The next deadline for Heritage Fund support is February 16, 2016 and applications will be available on our website.