Every May, GSA celebrates our historic buildings, which serve tenant agencies across the country. These federal buildings – more than 500 – are living parts of their communities, and collectively illustrate the social, economic, and physical growth of our nation. As a forward-thinking and innovative steward, GSA continuously rehabilitates these buildings constructed by preceding generations to make them work for 21st-century clients.
Sponsored annually by the National Trust for Historic Preservation since 1973, it is designed to raise awareness about the power historic preservation has to protect and enhance our historic communities.
The range of celebratory activities is extensive, but the most typical are special tours, community projects, public exhibitions and lectures, building craft demonstrations, awards ceremonies and, of course, lots of festive parties.
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All year round, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is committed to protecting America’s rich cultural legacy and helping build vibrant, sustainable communities that reflect our nation’s diversity. One of the most cost-efficient ways you can help the National Trust for Historic Preservation is to donate to them through your employer’s workplace giving program.
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 important to celebrate the role of history in our lives and the contributions made by dedicated individuals to help preserve the tangible aspects of the heritage that has shaped us as a people. National Preservation Month 2019 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. National Preservation Month is designed to encourage residents to go out and visit historic sites that make our communities meaningful places to live and Calvert County is pleased to join in designating this month to promote the celebration of Calvert County heritage.
The Calvert Board of County Commissioners proclaimed May 2019 to be known as Historic Preservation Month in Calvert County, and they called upon the residents to join their fellow citizens across Maryland and the United States in recognizing and participating in this special observance. The BOCC further proclaimed they were pleased to designate the month of May to promote the celebration of Calvert County’s heritage.
The proclamation was accepted by Kirsti Uunila, Planner III, Historic Preservation.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon