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Prince George's County Historic Preservation Reception - May 24, 2018

Publick PlayhouseThe 2018 Annual Prince George’s County Historic Preservation Reception was a great success! Over 150 people attended at the Cheverly Publick Play House. Historic Site Plaques were presented to four owners of Prince George’s County Historic Sites. The Prince George’s County Historical Society, Maryland Milestones, and University of Maryland’s Planning and Preservation Program all presented awards to individuals who contributed to furthering preservation in the county. Professor William G. Thomas III of the University of Nebraska screened a compelling short film titled ANNA: One Woman’s Quest for Freedom in Early Washington, D.C. Pictures from the event can be viewed here on Google Photos. Thank you to all those who attended and for those who didn’t, please plan to come to next year’s Preservation Reception!

To receive an invitation to next year's event please contact Tyler Smith at tyler.smith@ppd.mncppc.org.

African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund

The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently launched a new program to assist in sharing the history of African American activism and achievement. To find out more information about the Action Fund and how to apply for a grant ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 visit the website.

Tax Credits for Improvements to Historic Resources

As of December 21, 2017, the amortization period for the County’s historic property tax credit program has been extended from five years to ten years. CB-48-2017, proposed by Councilmember Deni Taveras and introduced by the full Council, was adopted by the Prince George’s County Council on October 24, 2017 and signed into law by County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III on November 3, 2017. This new provision allows owners of historic resources who participate in the County’s program, more time to realize the property tax-based refunds available for rehabilitation or restoration expenses approved by the Historic Preservation Commission. Find updated Preservation Tax Credit application materials here.