Volunteer Notes

October 22, 2003

Preservation trust honor protectors of county's culture

The Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation held its annual awards ceremony Oct. 15 at historic Hancock's Resolution in Bayside Beach. This year's awards honored several individuals for their efforts to preserve the historical, archaeological, architectural and cultural resources of Anne Arundel County:

The Anne Arundel County Trust Volunteer Award went to Sara Sandefur and James Simpson of Bowie for outstanding service to Historic London Town Park and Gardens and the Lost Towns Archaeology Project. Mother and son have assisted with archaeological excavations and have presented historical interpretations to the public and to schoolchildren.

The Special Contribution to Archaeology Award was given to the Wilson family of Galesville for their support of archaeological investigations at the 18th-century home of the Talbott family near Galesville.

The 23rd Marjorie Murray Bridgeman Award was presented to Philip L. Brown, an educator and author, for his contributions to exploring the history of the African-American community in Anne Arundel County. The Arundel-on-the-Bay resident has written several books on local history, including The Other Annapolis and A Century of "Separate but Equal" Education in Anne Arundel County. The award is given in the memory of one of the founders of the county historical trust.

The 27th Orlando-Rideout Prize was awarded to Hancock's Resolution, one of the few surviving 18th-century stone dwellings in Anne Arundel County. The historic house has been completely restored by the Friends of Hancock's Resolution with funding from Anne Arundel County, the state of Maryland and the Maryland Historical Trust.

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