Maryland Historical Trust Holding Forums and Seeking Input on New Historic Preservation Plan

A May 1 Maryland Department of Planning (MDP) press release announces a series of public forums hosted by the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) on revising Maryland’s State Historic Plan.  Local officials and members of the general public are invited to attend.  There is no cost for attendance but participants are encouraged to pre-register.

The goal of these forums is to seek and collect public participation on the issues facing historical and cultural resources in Maryland and to identify strategies for their recognition, long term care and enhancement. These sessions will include a summary of public input received to-date and facilitated break out groups designed to focus discussion on the topics of greatest concern to participants.  …

State historic preservation plans are prepared periodically, in part, to comply with National Park Service requirements. Plans must be updated in order for state historic preservation offices to remain eligible to participate in the national historic preservation program. The previous plan was published in 2005.

Currently scheduled forums include:

  • May 8 – Hagerstown, MD
  • May 22 – Greenbelt Community Center, Greenbelt, MD
  • May 28 – Washington College, Chestertown, MD
  • May 29 – The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury, MD
  • May 30 – Courthouse Square, Prince Frederick, MD
  • June 5 – The Cloisters, Lutherville, MD

For further information or to register for a forum, click here.

MHT is also hosting a 10-minute online survey to gather public views on the forthcoming 2013 Maryland Preservation Plan.  Click here to take the survey.

Background on Historic Preservation in Maryland

Additional questions or comments should be directed to Tim Leahy at MDP – 410.514.7641 or