Statewide Preservation Plan

Heritage2031, Maryland’s statewide preservation plan (2023-2031), is an eight-year guidance document for government agencies, nonprofit advocates, and other involved in historic preservation, archaeology, and cultural heritage throughout the state. To develop the plan and make recommendations for the future, MHT solicited feedback via open public meetings, focus groups, surveys, stakeholder interviews, and public comment. Based on this feedback and input from partner agencies and organizations, Heritage2031 puts forward a new set of goals, objectives, and strategies for preservation professionals in Maryland.

In developing the plan, participants requested information about resources to support work by, with, about, and for marginalized communities and communities underrepresented in the historic record. While we have produced this list to respond to this request, resources such as these may be helpful to all kinds of projects. We have also refreshed our chart on funding opportunities, which includes but is not limited to a focus on marginalized and underrepresented communities. These lists will continue to be updated on MHT's website. If you wish to be included or know of another resource or funding opportunity, please let us know.

MHT monitors its progress toward the plan’s goals through annual reporting to the National Park Service as well as highlights in its annual reports. If you have questions about Heritage2031 or wish to share an update from your agency or organization, please contact Nell Ziehl at

Note: these materials should be fully accessible by screen readers. If you need technical assistance, would like a printed copy of the plan, or encounter any other issues, please contact Brenna Spray at

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