On January 23, 2020, at the 45th Maryland Preservation Awards, the Maryland Historical Trust Board of Trustees recognized ten outstanding efforts in historic preservation, including education, restoration and revitalization projects, as well as organizational and individual leadership.
The following projects were among the 2020 winners:
Town of Myersville for the Restoration of H&F Trolley #150 (Frederick County) - Championed by an enthusiastic mayor, the Town of Myersville has relocated and restored Hagerstown and Frederick Railway Trolley #150 to the newly constructed Myersville branch library as an interpretive museum piece to benefit the community. (Project Excellence: Community Impact)
City of Frederick (Frederick County) - The City of Frederick produces a variety of targeted publications, videos, brochures, articles, newspaper inserts, and programming to promote history throughout the community. Particularly notable is Preservation Matters, published by the City’s planning department, and Preserve This! video shorts that bring the city’s historic fabric to life. (Outstanding Organizational Leadership)
Town of Port Deposit for Jacob Tome Gas House (Cecil County) - Once dilapidated and vacant but with the distinction of being the last historic building on the Port Deposit waterfront, the 1850 Jacob Tome Gas House has been transformed into a Towson University research and education center and Visitor’s Center for the Town. (Outstanding Stewardship of a Maryland Historical Trust Easement Property).
A full list of projects can be found here.