Securing Historic Status on Structures in African American Communities

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When: Back to Calendar December 5, 2012 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Historical Society of Baltimore County Almshouse
9811 Van Buren Ln
Cockeysville,MD 21030
USA
Cost: FREE
Contact: Loius Diggs
louisdiggs2@verizon.net
Categories: Non-HSBC Event

The Louis S. Diggs Research Center for African American History, Inc., is proud to announce that there will be a workshop on how to have African American Churches, Lodges, Schools, homes, etc., designated as historic, with the benefits of qualifying for grants, tax credits, etc. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Baltimore County Historical Society, 9811 Van Buren Lane, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030.  Parking is available, and there is no charge for the workshop.

The itinerary of the workshop will be as follows:

11:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.

Louis S. Diggs, Founder and President of the Louis S. Diggs Research Center for African American History, Inc., will talk on the purpose of the workshop and will introduce Theodore H. Mack, the Chairman of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture and the State and County administrators who will conduct the sessions, and some administrative notes about the workshop.

11:10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Karin Brown, Chief Preservation Services, Baltimore County, will discuss what is involved in having your property historically land marked, and securing tax credits on your property.  There will be a question and answer opportunity after her presentation.                                                           

11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Anne B. Raines, Capital Grants and Loans Program Administrator, Maryland Historical Trust, will discuss the African American Heritage Preservation Program and possibly other funding possibilities.  There will be a question and answer opportunity after her presentation.

12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.      Lunch

12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Amy M. B. Skinner, Easement Administrator, Office of Preservation Services, Maryland Historic Trust, will discuss the meaning of “Easement,” and how it impact on receiving grants. There will be a question and answer opportunity after her presentation.

1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Marilyn Benaderet, Preservation Services Director, Preservation Maryland, will discuss the Heritage Fund Grant Program that is administered by Preservation Maryland. There will be a question and answer opportunity after her presentation.

1:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Patricia Bentz, President of Baltimore County Historic Trust will discuss how the Baltimore County Historic Trust may be helpful in providing Grants and other assistance to eligible historic structures in Baltimore County. There will be a question and answer opportunity after her presentation.                                                                                          

1:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Open discussion about the workshop

It is anticipated that participation in this workshop will be extremely limited; therefore, admission tickets will be required.  Should you desire to participate you must send your request for an admission ticket by email to:  Louis S. Diggs (louisdiggs2@verizon.net) not later than November 23, 2012.You will be notified by return email if your request is approved, with an admission ticket.

You can access the website of the Research Center at www.diggsresearchcenter.org.  For information about information on Louis S. Diggs, please visit his website at www.louisdiggs.com.

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