PreserveMaryland, the Statewide Preservation Plan 2014-2018
For more than a century, Marylanders have worked to preserve the historic buildings, landscapes and
towns that tell the state’s unique story. From Civil War battlefields to Victorian-era inns
to African American cemeteries, advocates have come together to recognize, rescue and
restore diverse historic places across the state.
To build on those efforts and address new challenges, PreserveMaryland, a five-year
plan produced by the Maryland Historical Trust, charts a way for the historic preservation
community to work more effectively to protect the state’s historic and cultural heritage. The
full, National Park Service-approved plan is available for download in the Resources sidebar. You
can browse the state's historic and cultural resources by clicking on the interactive map below.
To ensure that PreserveMaryland is a living document, MHT has created the web pages linked here
to allow for ongoing updates. On each Goal page below, preservationists and members of
the general public are welcome to upload new information and case studies.
2018 Vision for Historic Preservation in Maryland
In 2018, the preservation community has sufficient public and private support to identify,
document and protect diverse places of historic and cultural significance.
PreserveMaryland calls upon public agencies, private organizations and individuals involved in preservation to work toward five statewide goals.
In addition to the statewide goals, PreserveMaryland
issues raised for each region in Maryland. In some cases, MHT will develop resource
pages for local governments to help address these issues.
To conserve resources, we have made PreserveMaryland available in an electronic format rather
than print. If you require a printed copy, please
contact Nell Ziehl, (410) 697-9592.