Unsettling Nuances and Uncomfortable Truths

Azie Dungey presenting at the Unsettling Nuances and Uncomfortable Truths workshop on March 17, 2014.

Azie Dungey presenting at the Unsettling Nuances and Uncomfortable Truths workshop on March 17, 2014.

Most historic sites offer educational programs to help visitors learn more about life in the past.  At their best, historic sites also provide a place for understanding, catharsis and even healing, through access to individual stories told in a broader social context. These stories are all the more important to share when they are difficult to tell and hard to hear.  Continue reading

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Preservation Advocacy, the Historic Preservation Fund, and You!

By Elizabeth Hughes, Deputy Director of the Maryland Historical Trust

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Cambridge is one of Maryland’s newest Certified Local Governments. In 2013, the Maryland Historical Trust awarded HPF funding to the city to improve its design guidelines. Photo credit: City of Cambridge.

Every year, Maryland historic preservation advocates present their legislative agenda to federal policy makers on Capitol Hill.  This pilgrimage is part of National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week, an annual event led by Preservation Action and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers and supported by partner organizations from around the country. Continue reading