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April 24, 1991
The Historical Society of Carroll County will receive one of five state awards in Annapolis next month for outstanding work in historical preservation.The society will be cited by the Maryland Historical Trust for authenticity in restoring the Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House in Westminster and for the accompanying research into the history of architecture in Maryland.The house, built in 1807, is the society's flagship house museum. The project to restore it began in 1983 with money raised through the state, businesses and individuals.
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NEWS
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 Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | February 21, 2001
In the shadows of the glitzy towers sprouting up around Baltimore's Inner Harbor, a shipwreck peeks from the murky shallows. It is a relic of a bloody but little-known chapter of Maryland history: the Oyster Wars of the Chesapeake Bay. The gunship Governor McLane played a heroic role in sinking pirate ships and rescuing hostages in violent clashes between police and oystermen during the 1880s. But today it lies almost forgotten beside a rotting pier along Key Highway, its iron hull streaked with rust, its hold full of water, its planks rotting and grass growing from its stern deck.
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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 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.
NEWS
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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October 30, 2005
Fund treatment, not prison cells The Sun's recent article on the lack of long-term, in-patient drug treatment slots for court-referred defendants raises some profound questions about where Maryland will get the millions it needs to fund an effective drug treatment strategy ("Md. faulted for lack of drug treatment," Oct. 24). Of the almost 5,000 drug prisoners in the state, 70 percent are estimated to have a drug addiction problem, which often causes them to cycle in and out of the system for petty drug offenses.
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