Maryland Preservation Awards
The Maryland Preservation Awards, presented annually by the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Historical Trust, are the highest level of recognition for historic preservation, heritage education, and community development projects in Maryland. The awards honor and celebrate significant achievements by individuals, businesses, contractors, non-profit organizations, local governments, and others who protect, promote, share, and give continued life to the historic places and cultural heritage that make Maryland unique. Since 1975, MHT has honored the outstanding preservation efforts of more than 280 individuals and projects throughout the state.
The 48th annual Maryland Preservation Awards will be celebrated in local events and live streamed to the Maryland Historical Trust’s social media through early June, with the first event on May 2, 2023. For a list of the events, click here.
Awards are presented in four categories.
Leadership and Service
Awards presented for Leadership and Service recognize individuals and organizations for laudable activities or accomplishments that advance the public's appreciation, understanding and involvement in historic preservation or archaeology in Maryland.
Education and Community Engagement
Awards presented for Education and Community Engagement recognize outstanding achievements by individuals, organizations, government agencies, and others in developing and producing projects and materials that educate and engage with Maryland's past.
Stewardship awards recognize outstanding effort and intent toward the maintenance and preservation of historic properties by individuals, businesses, organizations, and government agencies of all types and sizes. These awards acknowledge the hard work, time, effort, money, and dedication that are often required to maintain and preserve historically significant buildings and sites.
Project Excellence awards are presented to property owners, project sponsors, contractors, and other entities for restoration or rehabilitation projects of all sizes, scopes, and on all types of properties. The design, materials, and workmanship of honored projects must demonstrate superlative historic preservation standards.