Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum Receives $49,000 Grant to Study Early Twentieth-Century Rural Wallville Community

National Park Service Funds Will Support Historical and Archaeological Study of Rural Community in Calvert County

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The Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (JPPM) and the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), both divisions of the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning), announced last month receiving a $49,000 grant from the Department of Interior’s National Park Service Civil Rights grant program. The grant will support a historical and archaeological study of Calvert County’s Wallville community.

Following the Civil War, newly emancipated Black Marylanders found themselves negotiating a new world, one filled with both opportunities and constraints in southern Maryland, where freed families formed nearly half the population and yet struggled against efforts to perpetuate systems of labor.

JPPM’s “Witnesses of Wallville: Documenting a Rural Southern Maryland Community” project will, with the help of descendants, articulate the history through a focus on Wallville, exploring how the community’s residents crafted new lives as they confronted racism and bigotry into the mid-twentieth century.

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Hogan Administration Announces More Than $19 Million to Revitalize Historic Buildings

Tax Credits Leverage Projects Expected to Create More Than 1,380 Jobs

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Fig. 1 – Photo showing the Fidelity Building located on North Charles Street, Baltimore City.

The Hogan administration announced earlier this month that the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), a division of the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning), has awarded 16 projects more than $19 million in revitalization tax credits, leveraging more than $92 million in additional investment

The Historic Revitalization Tax Credit, administered by MHT, has invested more than $465 million in Maryland rehabilitation projects since 1996. The investments have helped make improvements to 5,331 homeowner and 825 commercial historic structures, preserving buildings that contribute to the distinct character of Maryland’s towns, cities, and rural areas.

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Adam Snyder

Meet the Staff

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner  

Adam Snyder joined the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) in early May 2022. As Principal Counsel Adam heads up the division of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office that provides advice to Planning, the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), and various other state entities, and represents them in litigation, as necessary. He is currently representing MHT in two lawsuits involving the administration of historic preservation easements in Baltimore City.

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Hogan Administration Announces $5 Million in Grants Awarded to Heritage Projects by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority

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The Hogan administration announced that 107 matching grants totaling $5.1 million were awarded to Maryland nonprofits, local jurisdictions, and other heritage tourism organizations by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). Grant funds support heritage tourism projects and activities that attract visitors and expand economic development and tourism-related job creation throughout Maryland. 

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Maryland Historical Trust Presents Annual Preservation Awards

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As part of Preservation Month, the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) (a division of the Maryland Department of Planning) is presenting 10 awards this May for noteworthy accomplishments in the preservation field. The awards recognize outstanding education, restoration, and revitalization projects, as well as organizational and individual leadership.

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