MHT Loans Available For Capital Projects

Franklin Hall, Chesapeake City, Cecil County photo by Ron Francis

Franklin Hall, Chesapeake City, Cecil County
photo by Ron Francis

Did you know that the Maryland Historical Trust offers loans at a low interest rate for acquisition, refinancing, and rehabilitation of historic properties, as well as for certain predevelopment costs?  Nonprofits, local governments, business entities, and individuals are eligible to apply, but the project must have a strong public benefit in order to be a successful loan candidate.  To learn more about MHT’s Capital Loan program, please visit our website at: http://mht.maryland.gov/loans_mht.html

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New Roadside Historical Markers Installed

Stuart Grosvenor and members of the  Janet Montgomery Chapter of the DAR  dedicate the new Richard Montgomery  marker in Rockville.  Photo courtsey of Nancy Kurtz, MHT

Stuart Grosvenor and members of the
Janet Montgomery Chapter of the DAR
dedicate the new Richard Montgomery
marker in Rockville.
Photo courtsey of Nancy Kurtz, MHT

The Maryland Historical Trust, the State Highway Administration and local partners have developed and installed seven new markers along Maryland’s roadways.  The markers celebrate people, places and events important in the history of the state, including Ocean City, Maryland’s Atlantic Ocean resort; the Somerset County seat, established in the seventeenth century; a nineteenth century African American community and school in Anne Arundel County; the nation’s first war hero and namesake of Montgomery County; a hexagonal fieldstone school in Harford County; a seventeenth century battle along the Severn River; and a twentieth century African American community baseball park in Somerset County. Continue reading