Everyone has places that are important to them. Places they care about. Places that matter. This Place Matters is a national campaign that encourages people to celebrate the places that are meaningful to them and to their communities, and Preservation Month is the perfect time to share it with the world.
Since the National Trust for Historic Preservation created Preservation Week in 1971 to spotlight local preservation efforts in America, the celebration has grown. Preservation Month is observed by small towns and big cities with events ranging from architectural and historic tours and award ceremonies, to fundraising events, educational programs, and heritage travel opportunities. Celebrations take place all over the country during May.
Historic preservation is an effective tool for managing growth and sustainable development, revitalizing neighborhoods, fostering local pride, and maintaining community character, while enhancing livability and encouraging tourism. It is relevant for communities across the nation, both urban and rural, and for all Americans of all ages, all walks of life and all ethnic backgrounds.
National Historic Preservation Month is designed to encourage residents to go out and visit historic sites that make our communities meaningful places to live. National Historic Preservation Month 2018 is co-sponsored by the Calvert County Historic District Commission, the Calvert County Historical Society, the Calvert County Heritage Committee, the Maryland Historical Trust, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The Calvert Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) proclaimed that May 2018 be known as Historic Preservation Month in Calvert County. They called upon all county residents to join fellow citizens across Maryland and the United States participating in the special observance.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon