Harford County Historic Preservation Commission Announces 2019 Awardees


The Harford County Historic Preservation Commission announced its 2019 award recipients earlier this month in honor of May as National Historic Preservation Month. These biennial awards recognize individuals and organizations for demonstrating a commitment to stewardship of the county’s historic and cultural resources. This year’s awards ceremony was held at the historic Swan Harbor Farm in Havre de Grace.  Ms. Carol Deibel, chair of the Commission, acted as master of ceremonies, and County Executive Barry Glassman delivered opening remarks.

Preservation Project awards were presented to Friends of Jerusalem Mill for the Jericho Road Stone Bank Barn Stabilization/Restoration Project, and to the Havre de Grace Arts Collective for the Havre de Grace Opera House Rehabilitation/Adaptive Reuse Project.

Special Preservation awards were presented in the Communication/Media category to Harford Cable Network for funding and airing the “Harford Heritage” video series; to Alicia Menefee, founder of the Bulle Rock Historical Society, in the Community Involvement category; to Harford Glen and the Harford Glen Foundation in the Education category for the Harford Glen Ice House Restoration Project and Exhibit, and to the Havre de Grace Colored School Foundation in the Grassroots Advocacy category.  Harford Community College received honorable mention for exhibits and programming at the Hays-Heighe House.

Local Government Preservation awards were presented to Harford County government for the

Bel Air Courthouse Window Restoration Project, and to the Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation for the Mt. Soma Barn and Corncrib Stabilization Project. 

Journalist Allan Vought received the Preservationist Honor Award; the Hosanna Community House and School Museum received honorable mention.

The Liriodendron Foundation, Inc. received the Stewardship Award.

Photos from the 2019 ceremony are available at http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/13448/2019-Historic-Preservation-Awards.

More information about Harford County’s Historic Preservation Program is online at http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2029/Historic-Preservation.

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