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.
Award recipients and nominators will be notified by email following the Board's selection in March. Awards will
be presented on-site (or at a site of the awardee’s choosing) for a live-streamed presentation in May 2022,
following COVID-19 protocols as needed. Check this web page for the latest information about the timing of
the 2022 awards presentations.
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.