Maryland Historical Trust Accepting 2021 Preservation Award Applications

The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) is accepting nominations for the 2021 Maryland Preservation Awards until September 30, 2020.

MHT’s annual awards represent the highest level of recognition for historic preservation in the state. Four categories of awards honor local governments, individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and others that have made outstanding preservation efforts. To submit a nomination for a particular award, visit the Maryland Historical Trust’s Grant Application System.

From the Historical Trust:

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.

Project Excellence

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.


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.

For more information, view the 2021 Preservation Award Brochure.