Southern Maryland Tobacco Barn Summit

**Rescheduled to February 14, 2010**

The Maryland Historical Trust, Preservation Maryland, and a number of local and regional partners will host the second Southern Maryland Tobacco Barns Summit on Sunday February 14, 2010 from 1:00PM-4:00PM at the Calvert Library in Prince Frederick, Calvert County.

In 2004, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named the Tobacco Barns of Southern Maryland to its list of the 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.  As a result of this listing, a coalition of representatives from the National Trust, the Maryland Historical Trust, the Southern Maryland Heritage Areas Consortium, and Anne Arundel, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties was formed to support barn owners in their efforts to preserve, rehabilitate, and reuse these significant landmarks that are now often abandoned and deteriorating due to the significant decline in tobacco cultivation.

The 2010 Tobacco Barns Summit is a follow up to the initial gathering heldon November 15, 2004, and will continue the discussion on how to best promote barn reuse and promote agricultural land preservation.  The summit will feature:

  • Presentation on the history of tobacco barns
  • tobaco barn reuse success stories
  • showcase of available resources for tobacco barns
  • discussion and brainstorming on future strategies

Click here to download the 2004 Tobacco Barns Summit Report

No reservations are necessary.

Calvert Library
MD Route 4 across from the Hospital
850 Cosley Way
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Click here for a map to the Calvert Library

(410)535-0291 or (301)855-1862
http://www.calvert.lib.md.us/

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