In the midst of a challenging week, some positive preservation news came from Maryland. More than $5 million has been given through a grant for historic preservation and tourism.
The new funding has been designated to assist thirteen heritage areas and includes battlefields, museums, historic town areas, local historical societies, and heritage foundations.
A non-profit—The Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area—will be helping to oversee the projects and funding which are supposed to boost educational experiences. Some of the projects already on the list are upgrading historic railroad stations, adding educational displays and African-American exhibits, improving tour bus pull-offs, supporting architectural restoration, maintaining trails, and hiring new site interpreters.
The original article and news report is available here: https://www.localdvm.com/news/maryland/maryland-civil-war-sites-get-historical-preservation-tourism-funding/