Who: Open to the Public
What: Public Interest Meeting
When: Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m.
Where: Greenbrier State Park Visitor’s Center, 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro
The Friends of South Mountain State Battlefield is seeking new members to support and advance its cause of providing fun, family-friendly, historical events and interpretations associated with the area. Read more
Historic Fort Frederick will take visitors on a journey back in time with Picketing the Potomac─ Retreat from Antietam, an event to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. The program will feature volunteer reenactors portraying both soldiers and civilians from the American Civil War, taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 6 and 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on October 7.
The State has added 10 acres to its permanently protected rural landscape, eliminating three development rights in the Mid-Maryland Washington Rural Legacy Area. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works today approved funding to preserve the land through a Rural Legacy easement.
Citizens interested in becoming curators to the Old Bohemia house in Cecil County or the Stephenson property in Harford County are invited to join the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for one of its open houses. The estates are available for restoration under the Department’s Resident-Curatorship Program, which matches up historic properties with people interested in restoring, maintaining and periodically sharing them with the public in return for the right to lifetime tenancy.
“This program is great because it helps preserve these beautiful, historic landmarks, while allowing the curators to reap the rewards of their hard work by living in and enjoying the property,” said Emily Burrows, manager of cultural resources and curatorships for DNR. Read more