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Architectural Fieldwork Symposium

Shaw House

The Maryland Historical Trust and the Archeological Society of Maryland, Inc. presented the 1st annual Architectural Fieldwork Symposium on October 25, 2018 at the Maryland Historical Trust, 100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD.

The one-day architectural fieldwork symposium was the first of what will become an annual tradition. Some of you may remember our surveyor symposiums in the 1990s when we used to gather and talk about ongoing projects, trending topics, or themes of particular interest. We are reestablishing and expanding those workshops at the Maryland Historical Trust. Our goal is to provide anyone doing architectural fieldwork in Maryland with the opportunity to connect, network, and hear about our latest initiatives throughout the state. Along with plenty of chances to talk informally, some of presentations included updates from the field, the women's suffrage movement, the Green Book in Maryland, MHT's architectural survey data analysis, and mid-century modern resources.

Sessions are interactive with ample opportunity for discussion and questions. Field surveyors, architectural historians, preservation planners, and historic preservation organizations are encouraged to attend.

Presentations included:

  • Opening Remarks – Introductions (Elizabeth Hughes, Director and State Historic Preservation Officer, MHT)
  • Women's Suffrage Movement in Maryland (Kacy Rohn, Planner, City of College Park)
  • Hughesville Commercial and Tobacco Warehouse Historic District (Nicole Diehlmann, Architectural Historian, Baltimore)
  • Updates from the Field
    • Paul Touart, Architectural Historian, Somerset County
    • Jane Cox, Chief and Darian Beverungen, Preservation Planner, Cultural Resources Division, Anne Arundel County Planning & Zoning
    • Peter Kurtze, Administrator, National Register Program, MHT
  • Prince George's Modern: Documenting the County's Mid-Century Heritage (Thomas Gross, Planning Coordinator, Prince George's County Planning Department)
  • Diving Into Dive Hotels (Ken Short, Architectural Historian, Howard County Planning and Zoning)
  • You Will Find It Handy – Identifying Maryland's African American Green Book Sites (Anne Bruder, Senior Architectural Historian, State Highway Administration)
  • MHT's Architectural Survey Data Analysis Project (Barbara Fisher, Architectural Survey Data Analyst, MHT)
  • Closing Remarks / Adjournment (Marcia Miller, Chief, Office of Research, Survey and Registration, MHT)

2019 Architectural Fieldwork Symposium

Details about the 2nd annual Architectural Fieldwork Symposium, in fall 2019, will be posted here once they are finalized.

This symposium is generously supported by the Maryland Historical Trust Board of Trustees.