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Maryland Historical Trust Roadshow

Interested in preservation? Have you ever wondered what exactly the Maryland Historical Trust does? Do you know what a State Historic Preservation Office is? Do you represent a government agency or non-profit organization with an historic property or archaeological site that needs help? Or are you a historic homeowner interested in financial assistance for rehabilitation? Do you want to learn more about historic and cultural properties in your area? Have you ever wanted to make sure your voice was heard when historic places were under threat?

The MHT Roadshow is a great way to learn about MHT's programs, training, and grant funding opportunities, tailored to meet the needs of the audience. Descriptions of current Roadshow presentations are listed below. In 2023, MHT anticipates hosting two virtual Roadshows for participants around the state: one on general programs and one on financial incentive opportunities. To learn more or register, please check this page for updates or follow us on social media.

If you have questions or would like to request a MHT Roadshow tailored for your community, organization, or agency, please contact Brenna Spray at brenna.spray@maryland.gov.


Introduction to MHT (Overview of Programs)

Covers the agency's role in preservation in Maryland and the duties of a State Historic Preservation Office, while describing how all the programs fit together. Recommended for most Roadshows.


Historic Preservation Fund Capital Grants

Describes eligibility requirements for construction-related funding, types of projects typically funded, and basic information about the program.


Historic Preservation Fund Non-Capital Grants

Describes eligibility requirements for funding to support architectural and archaeological research and survey, preservation planning, educational programs, and other non-capital projects. Includes basic information about the program.


African American Heritage Preservation Program Grants

Describes the roles of MHT and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture in providing grants to support the preservation of African American heritage statewide. Describes eligibility requirements, types of projects funded, and basic information about the program.


Maryland Heritage Areas Program

Provides an overview of the program and the role of the 13 certified heritage areas across the state. Includes information about funding opportunities and support for nonprofits and governments involved in capital and non-capital heritage tourism projects within the certified heritage areas.


Maryland Historic Revitalization Tax Credit Program

Provides information about the state's available tax credits to rehabilitate historic commercial buildings and residences, describes eligibility requirements for these credits, and gives examples of types of projects that have received the credit in the past.


Architectural Research and Survey

Describes MHT's research and survey program and introduces tools and resources available to support local governments, non-profits, and advocates who wish to understand and/or document historic properties.


Historic Preservation Easements

Provides an overview of MHT's easement program, explains the benefits of preservation easements, and outlines typical requirements for easement properties.


Project Review and Compliance (Section 106)

Describes MHT's role in the review of federal and state projects that involve historic and cultural properties. Explains how the review process works and how the public can be involved.