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The Historic Preservation office is pleased to again be producing The Preservationist newsletter. In the time since we printed and mailed the last issue of the Preservationist in the Fall of 2008 there have been tremendous changes in how people consume information. In response, we are now publishing The Preservationist exclusively in electronic format. Please call 301-563-3400 or click the button below to sign up to receive news about Montgomery County's historic preservation program delivered directly to your inbox.

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Current Issue

March 20, 2014

   
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In this issue:
  1. The Preservationist Returns
  2. Historic tax credits increased to 25%
  3. Historic Preservation Research and Designation Coordinator Clare Kelly and Montgomery Modern initiative to receive preservation award
  4. County Council designates a historic theater and church; more under consideration
  5. Historic Preservation Commission meeting


Past Issues

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

2008

Fall 2008

In this issue:
  1. Feature Stories
    1. “Substitute or Replacement Materials”
    2. “Amusement Parks of Montgomery County,” co-written by Dan Gaughey, intern at the Montgomery County Historical Society
  2. New and Notes
    1. Staff Changes in Historic Preservation Division
    2. The Boyds Historical Society has a new brochure showing historic sites around its area

Summer 2008

In this issue:
  1. Feature Stories
    1. “Design Guidelines to Be Published”
    2. “Green Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings”
  2. News and Notes
    1. Montgomery County Celebrates Heritage Days
    2. Montgomery County Preservation Awards
    3. Maryland Preservation Awards

Spring 2008

In this issue:
  1. Feature Stories
    1. “The Resurrection of Higgins Tavern
    2. “Department of Energy Building Deemed Eligible for National Register”
  2. News and Notes
    1. Montgomery Preservation, Inc. 2008 Preservation Awards – announcement of the 22nd annual Montgomery County Awards for E xcellence in landscape and resource preservation, restoration, new construction, and achievement in heritage leadership.
    2. Lyttonsville Exhibit. A spotlight on the historic African-American community of Lyttonsville.
      c.. New Stop: Silver Spring. An hour-long video documentary about the saving and restoration of the 1945 Silver Spring train station.

Winter 2008

In this issue:
  1. Feature Stories
    1. “Gwen Marcus Wright Shares Oral History Covering 20 Years of County Preservation”
    2. “2008 Preservation Grants Winners Announced"
  2. News and Notes
    1. Beall-Dawson House is the featured public historic site.
    2. Falkland Apartments Designation Approved by Planning Board
    3. Clare Lise Kelly, Historic Preservation Planner, appears on County Cable’s TV show, Montgomery Plans.
    4. 2nd annual History Volunteer Conference, January 26

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2007

Fall 2007

In this issue:
  1. Feature Stories
    1. “Cemeteries: Keeping the Past Alive,” by Susan Soderberg
    2. “Fire Protection and Historic Resources,” by Timothy Duffy, Historic Preservation Commissioner
  2. New and Notes
    1. Featured Pubic Historic Site: Hyattstown Mill
    2. Celebration of Emancipation of Slaves in Maryland on Nov. 3
    3. Scott Whipple becomes the new supervisor of the Montgomery County Historic Preservation Office


Summer 2007

In this Issue
  1. Feature Stories
    1. “20th Century Silver Spring Buildings Being Considered for Designation,” by Jerry McCoy, President of the Silver Spring Society
    2. “Fire Safety in Older Buildings”
    3. “Montgomery County Preservation Awards”
  2. News and Notes
    1. Montgomery County Heritage Days. Montgomery County’s summer heritage celebration at 42 historic sites, featuring music, food and regional culture. New attractions: White’s Ferry near Poolesville and Jupiter Radio Astronomy Discovery Site in McKee-Beshers Wildlife Reserve, Seneca
    2. Announcement of the Montgomery County’s 231st birthday
    3. Outreach to enhance Historic Preservation Web page begins in July
    4. Announcement of available 2008 Historic Preservation grants


Spring 2007

In this issue
  1. Feature stories
    1. “Former Town Hall Soon to Become Poolesville Museum”
    2. “Do I Need a Permit?”
  2. News and Notes
    1. Announcement of the 2007 Historic Preservation Awards ceremony
    2. Montgomery County Heritage Days: June 23 and 24
    3. The Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties forms available online
    4. Local Expertise Sought for Uncle Tom’s Cabin/The Riley’s House
    5. Montgomery County Departments of Parks Archaeology staff announces summer workshops


Winter 2007

In this issue
  1. Feature Stories
    1. “Health Care for Historic Buildings”
    2. Announcement of the “Historic Preservation Commission Awards 2007” grants
    3. Announcement of “Preservation Tax Credits” application
  2. News and Notes
    1. Montgomery County Historical Society’s First Annual History Volunteer Conference Sells Out
    2. Montgomery County Departments of Planning, Historic Preservation Section sponsors two programs in conjunction with Black History Month
    3. Call for volunteers at Historic Sites: Bussard Farmhouse, Oakley Cabin and the Underground Railroad Experience Trail
    4. Montgomery Preservation Inc. Invites Nominations for 2007 Preservation Awards

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2006

Summer 2006

In this issue
  1. Feature Stories
    1. “Blockhouse Point Conservation Park and the Camp at Muddy Branch,” by Don Housley, Vivian Eicke and James Sorensen
    2. “The Jesup Blair House and the Underground Railroad”
  2. News and Notes
    1. Montgomery County Heritage Days Celebration. New attractions include: Boyd Negro School, Clarksburg 2-Room School and the Latvian Museum in Rockville
    2. Montgomery County Celebrates its 230 birthday
    3. Announcement of the 2007 Historic Preservation grants

Spring 2006

In this issue
  1. Feature Stories
    1. “Comprehensive Strategic Plan Approved for Cultural Resources on Parkland"
    2. “M-NCPPC Purchases Historic Buildings: Uncle Tom’s Cabin/Riley Home in Bethesda, Brainard Warner Property (Circle Manor) in Kensington
  2. News & Notes
    1. Planning Board Forwards COMSAT Laboratories Building Nomination to Council
    2. Announcement of the 2006 Montgomery County Preservation Awards
    3. Somerset Celebrates Its Centennial Year
    4. Maryland Issues New Underground Railroad Sites and Programs brochures


Winter 2006

In this issue
  1. Feature Stories
    1. “Tax Credits Can Save You $$$!”
    2. “Historic Preservation Commission Awards 2006 Grants”
  2. News and Notes
    1. New Book: Jerry A. McCoy’s Historic Silver Spring (Arcadia Publishing)
    2. Montgomery County Department of Parks and Planning and the Montgomery County Historical Society co-sponsors Black History Month Programs
    3. Announcement of the Preservation Awards Nominations
    4. Bussard Farmhouse at the Agricultural Historic Farm Park in Derwood Restoration Near Completion

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2005

Fall 2005

In this issue
  1. Feature Stories
    1. “Celebrate Rural Montgomery On the 25th Anniversary of the Agricultural Reserve,” by Melanie Choukas-Bradley
    2. “Historic Renewal in Boyds”
  2. News and Notes
    1. Barns of Montgomery County Note Cards and Poster Available
    2. Maryland Celebrates the Emancipation of Slaves on Nov. 5
    3. Davis Mill Historic Marker Ceremony on Oct. 15
    4. Montgomery County Celebrates its 229th Birthday
    5. The Historic Preservation Commission Participates in “Magical Montgomery” street fair

Summer 2005

In this issue
  1. Feature Stories
    1. “8th Annual Montgomery County Heritage Days: Discover ‘History Where You Least Expect It’”
    2. “A Walk With History”
  2. Notes and News
    1. Preservation Easement Donated to the Bennett-Allnut House at 2208 Spencerville Road
    2. Montgomery County Celebrates its 299th Birthday
    3. Peerless Rockville Completes its “Disaster Plans"

Spring 2005

In this issue
  1. Feature Stories
    1. “Montgomery County and 1755: A War, a Tavern and a Park”
    2. “Two Districts in Montgomery County Listed in National Historic Register”
  2. News and Notes
    1. Announcement of the Montgomery County Preservation, Inc. 2005 Preservation Awards Ceremony
    2. Traveling Exhibit on Segregation and Integration in Rockville to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Topeka Board of Education
    3. Montgomery County Celebrates “Heritage Days”
    4. M-NCPPC Archaeology Summer Workshops Begins in July


Winter 2005

In this issue
  1. Feature Stories
    1. “Money for Maintenance: Time to Apply for Tax Credits
    2. Kensington Cabin to be Restored
  2. News and Notes
    1. Grand Opening of the Restored Smithville Rosenwald School
    2. Docent Training for Oakley Cabin
    3. Invitation for the 2005 Montgomery County Preservation Award nominations
    4. Heritage Tourism Alliance of Montgomery County Publishes a new Brochure

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2004

Winter 2004

In this issue
  1. Features Stories
    1. “Good Stewardship Has Its Benefits: Time to Apply for Tax Credits”
    2. “The Future of the Past: The Development of the National Park Seminary”
  2. News and Notes
    1. Historic Preservation Announces Black History Month Programs
    2. Rachel Carson House Grand Opening
    3. Call for 2004 Preservation Awards nominees

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2003

Fall 2003

In this issue
  1. Feature Stories
    1. “Historic Preservation Ordinance Dealing with Record of Violations”
    2. “2004 Historic Preservation Grants Awards”
  2. News and Notes
    1. Montgomery County Celebrates its 227th Birthday
    2. Historic Preservation Commission Participates in “Magic Montgomery” grand street fair

Summer 2003

In this issue
  1. Feature Stories
    1. “Recalling the Past: Camp Meetings,” by Joel Lampl
    2. “Meet Our New Commissioners: Nuray Anahtar, Lee Burstyn, Jef Fuller”
    3. “2003 Historic Preservation Grants Available”
  2. News and Notes
    1. Highlights from the Montgomery Preservation, Inc. Preservation Awards
    2. New Historic Markers for Veirs Mill and Newmantown
    3. Montgomery County Heritage Days a Big Success
    4. Montgomery County Celebrates its 226th Birthday


Spring 2003

In this issue
  1. Feature Stories
    1. “Montgomery County Heritage Area”
    2. “Historic American Engineering Road (HAER) Documentation of the Canada Dry Bottling Plant”
  2. News and Notes
    1. Celebration of the Metropolitan Branch of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad’s 130th Anniversary
    2. Montgomery County Heritage Days
    3. 2002 Preservation Awards Ceremony
    4. Montgomery Preservation, Inc. Launches New Web Site
    5. Preservation Conference

Winter 2003

In this issue
  1. Feature Stories
    1. “Get Credit For Your Hard Work: Time to Apply for 2003 Tax Credits”
    2. “Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald Fund”
  2. News and Notes
    1. Announcement of Black History Month Programs
    2. Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission Acquires Red Door Store
    3. Call for Preservation Award Nominees

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2002

Fall 2002

In this issue
  1. Feature Stories
    1. “Modernism Symposium Set for February”
    2. “2003” Historic Preservation Grants Awarded”
  2. 2. News and Notes
    1. Maryland Emancipation Day
    2. Montgomery County Celebrates its 226 Birthday
    3. The Historic Preservation Commission Participates in “Magical Montgomery” county-wide festival
    4. Gaithersburg: History of a City (Arcadia) Published

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2001

Fall 2001

In this issue
  1. Feature Stories
    1. “Hot Off the Press: Illustrated History of County Historic Sites: Places from the Past
    2. “2002 Historic Preservation Grants” winners
  2. News and Notes
    1. Maryland Emancipation Weekend
    2. Montgomery County Celebrates its Birthday
    3. New Maryland Building Rehabilitation “Smart Codes”

Summer 2001

In this issue
  1. Feature Stories
    1. “To HAWP or Not to HAWP, That is the Question”
    2. “Montgomery County History Tour”
    3. “2002 Historic Preservation Grants”
  2. News and Notes
    1. The 2001 Montgomery County Awards for Historic Preservation
    2. Ten Most Endangered Sites
    3. Oakley Cabin Trail Cleared

Spring 2001

In this issue
  1. Feature Stories
    1. “Waters House Partnership and Heritage Tourism Initiative: Preservation Milestones Celebrated”
    2. “Meet Our New Commissioners: Julia O’Malley and Kimberly Prothro Williams”
  2. News and Notes
    1. Preservation Month Activities
    2. Jane Sween to Be Honored
    3. Marker at Capital Crescent Trail
    4. Opening of Seneca Creek Greenway
    5. Local Students Win Archaeology Month Poster Contest
    6. Archaeology Summer Workshops Begins in July


Winter 2001

In the issue
  1. Feature Stories
    1. “Time to Apply for 2001 Tax Credits”
    2. "Insuring Replacement Value for Your Historic Home”
    3. “George Kousoulas Says Goodbye to Historic Preservation Commission”
  2. 2. News and Notes
    1. Montgomery Preservation, Inc. Invites Nominations for 2001 Preservation Awards
    2. Black History Month Series To be Held in Historic African-American Churches
    3. Polychrome Houses to be Featured in Symposium

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