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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:

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.

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.

Virtual Tour through Lower Marlboro With Oral History
The second Calvert County Heritage Tour takes you from Chaneyville, from a school to a winery, through farms, to Lower Marlboro. Heritage Tour, Part II: The Lower Marlboro Route takes you to historic places where you will hear personal stories and gain historical insights into this early port town and the surrounding countryside.

Lower Marlboro Freedom Day, October 6, 2018
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This annual event, selected as Maryland's best small event in 2014, celebrates the freedom of 14 enslaved persons from Lower Marlboro who took refuge with British forces during the War of 1812.  The day begins at 11 a.m. with exhibits and a food vendor at the Lower Marlboro Hall near the end of Lower Marlboro Road, and with performances, speakers and a demonstration at the church on Lower Marlboro Lane. Kayak tours on the Patuxent River, led by naturalists from Calvert County Natural Resources, are offered from 11-1:30 and 2-3:30. The event wraps up at 4. 

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.

The 2018 Historic Preservation Awards Nominations are now open. 
The nomination form can be found at 2018 Historic Preservation Awards.  Please submit the form by Friday, April 27, 2018. 

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
Administrative Aide
Ph: 410-535-1600 ext. 2337
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