The Maryland Historical Trust At Work In Your CommunityCumberland, Maryland

Preserving the places that are important to Maryland’s history and heritage requires partnerships and programs at all levels of government and active and ongoing community support.  The Maryland Historical Trust supports efforts to commemorate important people, places and events, preserve and revitalize our communities, celebrate individuals and projects that make a difference, and document and sustain living traditions and folklore.


Local Historic DistrictsAnnapolis Historic District

Click here to learn about local historic districts, Historic Preservation Commissions, and how you can preserve and revitalize your community.

Historic MarkersElkton Historic Marker

There are more than 800
roadside markers across Maryland marking some of the state’s most important places.  Click here to find a marker near you.

Oral History and Living TraditionsWagon maker James Cooper and Apprentice Felix Willis make Arabber wagons to vend produce in the streets on Baltimore. Edwin Remsberg photograph.

Maryland is full of diverse cultures, artistic traditions, music, food, and oral histories.  Click here to learn about how to research and document these important elements of Maryland’s living traditions.

Preservation Planning

Cumberland, Maryland

Successful preservation efforts integrate historic places into larger community planning activities.  This section provides information and advice on how to incorporate historic preservation into comprehensive plans, policy and planning resources, and  how historic preservation helps to keep Maryland Smart, Green, and Growing.

Cemeteries & MonumentsCemeteries & Monuments

Historic cemeteries, statues, and monuments are often some of the most important landmarks in a community.  Click here to learn about how to identify and care for these very special types of historic resources.



Preservation AwardsPreservation Awards

The Maryland Preservation Awards recognize outstanding contributions that people, places, and projects make to historic preservation in Maryland.  Click here for information about previous winners and nomination information.