Are you ready to talk preservation?

We need preserved buildings and landscapes, sustainable communities, walkable towns, and we need them now! With the Maryland General Assembly headed back to session in early January, now is the time to talk about how we can accomplish this and make preservation of our communities a priority.

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Preservation isn’t just about where George Washington slept. Preservation is a smart-growth tool that creates fabulous communities and enhances local economies and small businesses. Preservation is also a green movement, as it encourages the recycling of buildings, rather than costly teardowns. In the end, the greenest building is the one already standing.

Preservation Maryland, the statewide non-profit preservation organization, is coming to several cities across Maryland this January to hold Town Hall workshops on how to get involved in this important process.

With so many new faces in Annapolis, your help is needed more than ever before. The good news is you can really make a difference.

When you attend a Town Hall you can expect to:

• Learn about the preservation programs that make a difference – why they are needed and what they have accomplished,

• Find out how to make the case for preservation and more opportunities to get involved,

• Receive training and an advocacy toolkit to help make you an effective preservation advocate.

barbarafritchieLearn about our new campaign, “I’m With Barbara,” a targeted advocacy campaign of Preservation Maryland designed to motivate legislators to Stand With Barbara and pledge to support full funding for Maryland’s preservation programs and tax credits.

It’s time to stand up like Barbara once did for Maryland!

The Frederick Preservation Town Hall is being co-sponsored by the Frederick Preservation Trust.

WHEN: Saturday, January 10th, 2PM-3PM:

WHERE: Historical Society of Frederick County
24 E Church St, Frederick, Maryland 21701

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Other Town Halls to be held include:

SILVER SPRING/MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Wednesday, January 7th, 6:30-7:30PM
Silver Spring B&O Railroad Station Museum
8100 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD
[Co-sponsored by Montgomery Preservation]

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY

Thursday, January 8th, 6:30-7:30PM
Oxon Hill Manor
6901 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD
[Co-sponsored by Maryland Milestones Heritage Area]

BALTIMORE

Tuesday, January 13th, 6PM-7PM
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
[Co-sponsored by Baltimore Heritage & Preservation Alliance of Baltimore County]

Bring your love of Maryland and we’ll make it worth your time!


More information:

Preservation Maryland on the web

Preservation Maryland on Facebook

Preservation Town Hall: Frederick on Facebook

(Be sure to “join” the Facebook event page, so we know how many folks to expect!)

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Preservation Town Hall: Baltimore on Facebook

Preservation Town Hall: Prince George’s County on Facebook

Preservation Town Hall: Montgomery County on Facebook

Frederick Preservation Trust on the web

Frederick Preservation Trust on Facebook