University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Community Context: A MICA Place Conversation Revisiting the 2015 Baltimore Uprising
A production of the Imaging Research Center at UMBC. Executive Producer: Denise Meringolo. Producer: Denise Griffin Johnson. Director, Lee Boot. Filmed and edited by graduate research assistants: Danielle Damico; Amelia Voos; Adan Rodriguez
Community Context: An Arch Social Club Conversation
A production of the Imaging Research Center at UMBC. Executive Producer: Professor Denise Meringolo. Producer: Denise Griffin Johnson. Director, Lee Boot. Filmed and edited by Lee Boot and graduate research assistants: Danielle Damico; Amelia Voos; Adan Rodriguez
Community Context: A Conversation with Margaret Powell Revisiting the 2015 Baltimore Uprising
A production of the Imaging Research Center at UMBC. Executive Producer: Professor Denise Meringolo. Producer: Denise Griffin Johnson. Director, Lee Boot. Filmed and edited by graduate research assistants: Danielle Damico; Amelia Voos; Adan Rodriguez
Constructing worlds: Chapter 3 for American Dance Guild Lifetime Achievement award
In December 2015 Liz Lerman was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Dance Guild (NYC). This video is Chapter 3 of what Liz showed at the award event, and it focuses on the nature of the worlds that Liz has constructed in her 40+ years of choreographing.
Who dances, matters: Chapter 2 for American Dance Guild Lifetime Achievement award
In December 2015 Liz Lerman was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Dance Guild (NYC). This video is Chapter 2 of what Liz showed at the event; it focuses on how the specificity of WHO is dancing, matters in Liz's body of work.
Imaging Research Center
Join Preservation Maryland Today
Join at: www.presmd.org/join Membership is mission critical. As a member of Preservation Maryland, Maryland’s first and foremost historic preservation organization, you are part of a multi-generation long effort to protect the irreplaceable in Maryland, including historic Ellicott City. Membership is critical to our work and our success. Aerial photography provided by Mid-Atlantic Aerial. Produced by Adan Rodriguez
Historic Town of Highland Beach, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
On Saturday, June 17, Preservation Maryland hosted a walking tour of the historic Highland Beach neighborhood in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The tour was led by Gary and Jean Langston of the Frederick Douglass Museum and Cultural Center, and the current Mayor of Highland Beach Sam Sanders and his wife, who have lead many of the recent environmental and green projects in the Town. The tour ended with a visit to the studio of Lillian Burwell, a still-working and celebrated artist. MORE HISTORY Highland Beach was founded in the summer of 1893 by Charles Douglass and his wife Laura after they had been turned away from a restaurant at the nearby Bay Ridge resort because of their race. They brought a 40-acre tract on the Chesapeake Bay with 500 feet of beachfront and turned it into a summer enclave for their family and friends. It became a gathering place for upper-class blacks, including many of the well known personages of the age. Among the residents and guests were Paul Robeson, D.C. municipal court judge Robert Terrell and his wife Dr. Mary Church Terrell, Booker T. Washington, Robert Weaver, Alex Haley, W.E.B. DuBois, and poets Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Charles Douglass' father, the famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass, visited and would have become a resident had he not died before the house that his son was building for him was completed. When Highland Beach was incorporated in 1922 it became the first African-American municipality in Maryland. Although founded as a summer resort, it is now a town of year-round residents who choose not to permit commercial establishments. CREDITS Video and editing by Adan Rodriguez
One Year Later: Historic Ellicott City Flood Recovery
On the evening on Saturday, July 30, 2016, the center of historic Ellicott City, Maryland was devastated by a flood, one of the strongest in its 250 year history. In less than 90 minutes, the torrential rainstorm dropped over six inches of rain. In addition to threatening the lives of those trapped in the storm and in the buildings, the flood also presented dramatic challenges for preservationists concerned about the integrity of the resources in the National Register Historic District. PRESERVATION MARYLAND RESPONSE In the days and weeks that followed, Preservation Maryland moved quickly to support as many members of the historic Ellicott City community as possible. From engineering support to technical assistance and the establishment of a Preservation Resource Center, the 86-year old organization adapted to meet the needs of the community. *You can support Preservation Maryland's work in Ellicott City and help us prepare for the next emergency, by donating online: presmd.org/support.* GRANT FUNDS In August 2017, as the final act of its response, the organization is partnering with Historic Ellicott City, Inc. to distribute $50,000 in grants to deserving projects throughout the district. AFTER ACTION REPORT Preservation Maryland is also pleased to announce the publication of an After Action Report on the organization’s involvement following the disaster which includes a review of what worked and what did not, as well as recommendations for non-profits and municipalities across the nation that are working to make their own historic communities more resilient to natural disasters. You can read and download the full report at: presmd.org/ecreport. LOOKING AHEAD Responding to the Ellicott City flood changed Preservation Maryland in ways that are innumerable to count. The organization is stronger because of its involvement. It was one of the most dramatic and exceptional financial challenges the organization ever accepted – but accepting the challenge has also vastly expanded its network of friends and supporters. More importantly, the experience provided the organization the opportunity to reinforce the value of heritage in a community – even in a community devastated by disaster. Preservation was no longer just about wood windows and brick patterns; instead, preservation and history became the foundation upon which to rebuild the community itself. The history of the community was what defined this place and would be the defining character that would help it recover. Preservation Maryland is proud to have played a small role in that story and is quietly preparing for whenever and wherever the next disaster may strike.
Preservation Maryland: We Fight for Sustainability
WE FIGHT FOR SUSTAINABILITY The greenest building is the one already standing. At Preservation Maryland, we’re fighting hard to put preservation at the center of important conversations about the future of our earth and the role our community can play in making Maryland a more sustainable place. Countless studies have shown that building reuse almost always offers environmental savings over demolition and new construction. Revitalizing our historic communities also keeps us from building more suburban sprawl. When we reduce sprawl, we protect the water that flows into our beloved Chesapeake Bay and we preserve our most productive farmland. Preservation isn’t just about the past. Preservation is about the future and when you join Preservation Maryland you’re helping to make our state more sustainable. ABOUT PRESERVATION MARYLAND Preservation Maryland is dedicated to preserving Maryland’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes, and archaeological sites through outreach, funding, and advocacy. BECOME A MEMBER NOW AT: PRESMD.ORG/JOIN Become a member of Preservation Maryland now to join us in fighting for a more sustainable Maryland. Sign up online at: http://presmd.org/join.
Preservation Maryland: We Fight for Community
WE FIGHT FOR COMMUNITY Nothing can replace the feel or the authenticity of a historic place or a community. History endows society with a sense of purpose and gives communities solid bedrock upon which to build a more just, sustainable future. Neighborhoods and communities with rehabbed historic buildings are more walkable and are great places for small, local businesses to grow. Our historic communities can also help address the overwhelming need for affordable housing. These places are dense, quirky and full of character. Historic places make for great communities and Preservation Maryland is working hard to help Marylanders of all stripes to reuse historic buildings and find ways to use our past to make for a better future. Join today to help us fight for our state’s communities. ABOUT PRESERVATION MARYLAND Preservation Maryland is dedicated to preserving Maryland’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes, and archaeological sites through outreach, funding, and advocacy. BECOME A MEMBER NOW AT: PRESMD.ORG/JOIN Become a member of Preservation Maryland now to join us in fighting for Maryland's communities. Sign up online at: http://presmd.org/join.
Old Line State Summit: Maryland Historic Preservation Conference 2017
Preservation Maryland convenes the preservation community and industry of the Mid-Atlantic at their annual conference, the Old Line State Summit. This year the Old Line State Summit was held at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis and offered an engaging keynote speaker, interactive group sessions, and two tracks of sessions that will include topics, such as; replacement materials, historic house museums, LGBTQ interpretation, preservation advocacy, Ellicott City flood recovery report, and more. Find out more at: oldlinestate.org.
Preservation Maryland: We Fight for Heritage
WE FIGHT FOR HERITAGE Historic places and communities have power because they are real. They are authentic. We are heart-drawn to these places because they represent where we came from and can tell us much about our future. At Preservation Maryland, we’ve been fighting since 1931 to preserve the authentic, real and important heritage of our state. Through funding, education and hands-on assistance, we’re making a real difference. And it’s not just about grand mansions. We fight for the vernacular – the everyday treasures left behind by Marylanders of all races and creeds. Our mission also extends to preserving the cherished traditions of our state; legacies found deep in the marrow of all Marylanders. When you join Preservation Maryland, you’re making a real difference and helping to preserve the very best of Maryland’s heritage. ABOUT PRESERVATION MARYLAND Preservation Maryland is dedicated to preserving Maryland’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes, and archaeological sites through outreach, funding, and advocacy. BECOME A MEMBER NOW AT: PRESMD.ORG/JOIN Become a member of Preservation Maryland now to join us in fighting for Maryland heritage. Sign up online at: http://presmd.org/join.
Classic Vintage Hot Dog Stands in Maryland
Take a bite out of history at one of these classic hot dog stands in Maryland: Ann's Dari-Creme Glen Burnie, MD Established 1950 G&A Restaurant Baltimore, MD Established 1927 Curtis' Coney Island Famous Wieners Cumberland, MD Established 1905 Preservation Maryland is a non-profit that protects and promotes Maryland history and heritage. You can support our work by becoming a member at: presmd.org/support.