The Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland’s State Historic Preservation Office, welcomes your comments on Maryland’s statewide preservation plan, PreserveMaryland II, that will guide statewide coordinated efforts to meet the common goals of allied agencies and non-profit partners through 2023.

PreserveMaryland II was guided by an interdisciplinary Advisory Committee in collaboration with statewide partners, including Preservation Maryland (PM), the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC), the Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs (MCIA), the Archeology Society of Maryland (ASM), Council for Maryland Archeology, Main Street Maryland, the Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions (MAHDC), the Coalition of Maryland Heritage Areas and the Maryland Museums Association (MMA). These committee members and organizations co-hosted outreach meetings, facilitated discussions and helped bring their constituents to the table.

As the final step in soliciting public comment, MHT invites comments on the draft goals, objectives and strategies for PreserveMaryland II, which will form the core of the plan.


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In 2018, the Maryland Historical Trust will finalize PreserveMaryland II, the statewide preservation plan – a five-year guidance document for government agencies, non-profit advocates and others involved in historic preservation, archeology and cultural heritage. To develop the plan and make recommendations for the future, MHT convened an interdisciplinary advisory committee and has solicited feedback via open public meetings around the state, focus groups and surveys, as well as stakeholder interviews. Based on this feedback, PreserveMaryland II is, in many ways, an update and extension of PreserveMaryland, the current statewide preservation plan, with new and enhanced action items.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Nell Ziehl, Chief, Office of Planning, Education and Outreach at