Maryland Historical Trust

The Maryland Historical Trust is an agency of Maryland Department of Planning and serves as the Maryland State Historic Preservation Office.[1] The agency serves to assist in research, conservation, and education,of Maryland's historical and cultural heritage.[1]

Maryland Historical Trust
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Agency overview
HeadquartersMaryland Historical Trust, 100 Community Place, Crownsville, Maryland
Parent agencyMaryland Department of Planning


The agency was originally created in May 1961 as a quasi-public corporation for the purpose "of accepting and maintaining gifts of property and for assisting and encouraging preservation activities throughout the state."[1]

Following the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act which created the National Register of Historic Places in 1966, then Governor Spiro Agnew appointed the Trust’s Director as the State Liaison Officer in 1967 and thus the Trust became the state historic preservation office (SHPO).[1]

The agency provides archeological surveys.[2]

In 1974, the Maryland Historic Sites Inventory was created by an act of the Maryland Legislature, Annotated Code of Maryland, Article 41, Section 181 KA, 1974 Supplement.[3]


The board of trustees awards the annual Maryland Preservation Awards.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Maryland Historical Trust". August 11, 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  2. ^ M. Lee Preston Jr. Archaeology In Howard County and Beyond. p. 21.
  3. ^ Pearl, Susan G. (October 1987). "Old Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church" (PDF). State Historic Sites Inventory. Maryland Historic Trust (P.G. #71A-19): 8. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". Retrieved 28 December 2016.

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