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Historic Preservation
Calvert County is committed to the discovery and understanding of its past. Here are some of the ways that citizens can explore connections to Calvert County history and prehistory:

Calvert County Historic Districts

Interactive Map of Calvert's History
Calvert County is filled with history, some of which may be closer that you think. Use the Calvert History Map, which combines multiple sources of historic information into one place. Explore roadside markers, National Historic Places, and historic architecture, along with video documentaries.

Lower Marlboro Freedom Day 2017
Plan to visit Lower Marlboro on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a day full of fun, educational, and inspiring activities. Food will be available for purchase. The centers of the action are the Lower Marlboro Hall at 3911 Lower Marlboro Road and the Lower Marlboro United Methodist Church on Lower Marlboro Lane. For more information, call 410-535-1600 ext. 2504. To see the 2016 flier, click here

Virtual Tour of Mackall Road With Oral History

“Stories and Lives that Have Shaped Calvert County, Maryland” will be a series of virtual driving tours. “Heritage Tour, Part I: The Mackall Road Route” was chosen first because it was settled early during the Colonial period and had been home for thousands of years to Native American groups who hunted, fished, and later farmed here. The landscape along the tour can tell you much about the long history of Calvert County from early history, through the War of 1812, the tobacco economy and on up to the present.

Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm Master Plan
On December 14, 2010 the Board of County Commissioners adopted the Master Plan for development of the Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm.

Adaptive Reuse of Tobacco Barns Booklet
Tobacco barns in Southern Maryland are unique to our region and have a long history on our rural landscapes. The Southern Maryland Tobacco Consortium works to assist barn owners in finding ways to preserve tobacco barns and keep them in agricultural use so we do not lose them. Calvert County hosted an internship this summer, the product of which is this booklet, Adaptive Reuse of Tobacco Barns. We hope it is interesting and useful.

Annual Historic Preservation Awards
Project Award - Crawford Feagin Stone

On May 24, 2016 the 28th Annual Historic Preservation Award was given to Crawford Feagin Stone for preservation of the Feagin Cabin in Scientists' Cliffs. The award recognizes the extraordinary stewardship of the Feagin family, which since 1968 has kept the cabin looking much as it did when it was first constructed in the 1940s. Dr. Stone credits the diligent attention of craftsman Englis Gray who takes care to note and correct any maintenance concerns as they arise.

For more information, contact Kirsti Uunila, Historic Preservation Planner at (410) 535-1600 x2504.

A Glimpse into the Past - Archeological Investigations of the Dunkirk Park and Ride
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is constructing a new park and ride lot in Dunkirk, MD.  As part of the planning process, the MTA identified and recovered data from two National Register-eligible archaeology sites before they were destroyed.

View the Interpretive Summary

Slide Shows

Heritage Committee Photography Contest Winners for 2017
Each year the Calvert County Heritage Committee sponsors a photography competition to support awareness of the historical and cultural heritage of Calvert County. View the contest winners and their photographs here.

Contact Us
Kirsti Uunila
Planner III-Historic Preservation
Ph: 410-535-1600 ext. 2504

Felicia Harrod
Office Specialist
Ph: 410-535-1600 ext. 2337
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