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September 12, 1990
Gov. William Donald Schaefer recently announced the Maryland Main Street Designation Program to recognize small towns committed to revitalization.Each year, the program, through a competitive process, will designate roads in several communities as "Maryland Main Streets" to applaud the towns' hard work in maintaining their commercial and historical heritage.The program, administered by the Community Assistance Agency of the Department of Housing and Community Development, will involve a number of state agencies.
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By Ed Brandt and Ed Brandt,Sun Staff Writer | May 15, 1994
CROWNSVILLE -- Indian leaders argued yesterday the fine points of regulations designed to implement the return of Indian remains to the proper descendants for reburial.The Maryland Historical Trust, a state agency, has been trying for two years to craft regulations in support of a state law passed in 1992 that would "repatriate" the remains to their lineal or cultural descendants.The law also provides for scientific study that would be "of benefit to Maryland."The trust has bones and bone fragments of about 80 Indians collected through the years for study.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer | January 5, 1995
County school officials are getting a history lesson as they plan for the future of Elmer Wolfe Elementary School in Union Bridge.The historical significance of the school building will determine whether the county renovates it or razes it to build a new school.County school officials want to demolish the Elmer Wolfe building and are seeking additional state money for the construction of a new school.But the Maryland Historical Trust has not approved the demolition. The agency's approval is required to destroy any building that is more than 50 years old if the project is to receive state money.
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September 19, 1991
The Lady Maryland Foundation, the Maryland Historical Trust and the Maryland Sail Dredgers Association have announced a plan to raise $1 million to save the last 25 working historic skipjacks.The campaign kicks off Nov. 2, with a fund-raiser hosted by the foundation and featuring guest speakers Charles Kuralt and Gov. William Donald Schaefer. To be held at Stouffer's in the Inner Harbor, the event will feature four regional cuisines, three bands, and a 600-person guest list that includes watermen, corporate VIPs, celebrities, preservationists, historians, environmentalists and educators.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | October 19, 2004
Fresh red and gray paint has been applied and a new slate roof and a distinctive brick chimney have been rebuilt, although plywood still covers the windows of the 1912 Hampstead train station. A lot of restoration work remains to be done on the station, which once was a stop for passengers on the Western Maryland Railroad's "Old Dutch Line" from Glyndon to Hanover, Pa. But after more than six years of work, a local official who spearheaded the renovation is predicting a spring ceremonial opening for the building as a museum and visitors center.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | February 4, 1993
At the end of a lane on the outskirts of Easton, a simple wood-frame structure stands as a national symbol of architectural tenacity.The Third Haven Meetinghouse, built between 1682 and 1684, is the oldest surviving structure in Maryland and one of the oldest frame houses of worship in the country. In the mid-1980s, it seemed doubtful the Quaker meeting site could last much longer because it had suffered extensive termite damage.Now it's ready for another 300 years of use, following a six-year, $500,000 restoration that won a national Honor Award last year from the National Trust for Historic Preservation -- one of the country's highest honors for preservation work.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch , arthur.hirsch@baltsun.com | December 7, 2009
The American Folklore Society has just smiled on one of Maryland's veteran folklorists, even if news of an award makes for a season of mixed blessings for Elaine Eff. She seems to be taking it all in stride, thinking about the next thing, and the next. Since the 1980s, she's been a champion of Baltimore screen painters, Smith Island cake bakers, crab pickers, muskrat skinners, watermen, crafts makers and mill hands - efforts that have earned her the Botkin Prize, considered the top honor the 121-year-old American Folklore Society gives to folklorists who are not affiliated with a university.
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December 23, 2007
ISSUE: -- The Maryland Stadium Authority recently recommended demolishing or moving a 19th-century home in downtown Annapolis to make way for an estimated $20 million National Sailing Hall of Fame. Its long-awaited report said that trying to incorporate the modest house, one of the original pieces of the waterfront streetscape and now used as office space for the Department of Natural Resources Police, would be too challenging. Lee Tawney, executive director of the National Sailing Hall of Fame, said his group is consulting with the Maryland Historical Trust on the best way to move forward on plans to develop the site, while respecting its historic nature.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | January 28, 1998
Angered that a law protecting historic structures was bypassed, Baltimore County's permits director vowed yesterday to seek fines in last week's demolition of a 19th-century house in Green Spring Valley.Arnold Jablon, director of the county's Department of Permits and Development Management, also said he would require the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur -- owners of the now-demolished Maryvale Tenant House -- to seek after-the-fact approval for destruction of the house, because it was listed on the Maryland Historical Trust inventory.
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October 4, 1998
Maryland Historical Trust accepting grant applicationsThe Maryland Historical Trust , an agency of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, is accepting applications through the Historical and Cultural Museum Assistance Program for heritage museum development grants, heritage museum mini grants and heritage museum consultant grants. Approximately $1.1 million will be available.Nonprofit organizations and local jurisdictions are eligible to apply. Heritage museum development grants range from $5,000 to $40,000 and are designed to strengthen heritage museums as tourism destinations and to strengthen museum consortiums.
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