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.
Government Preservation awards were presented to Harford County government for
Air Courthouse Window Restoration Project, and to the Harford County Department
of Parks and Recreation for the Mt. Soma Barn and Corncrib Stabilization
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.