MAHP News Archive
Richard Wagner, M.A. in Historic Preservation Director was asked to meet with the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) to discuss how to structure a non-profit corporation to undertake the restoration and redevelopment of two historic buildings at the Crownsville Hospital Center, Maryland's state psychiatric hospital for African Americans that operated from 1911 to 2004. MCAAHC was established by the state legislature in 2010 to serve as a clearinghouse for preserving and documenting African American history and culture in Maryland. Shelley Stokes-Hammond '01 is a member of the Commission.
Michael Kassman '11 established the Historic Preservation Certificate Program for the International Masonry Institute, an alliance between the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsworkers, and masonry contractors to provide education, training research and technical to its members. The Certificate Program instructs all masons and supervisors working on historic masonry buildings in proper techniques, materials and tools to use on historic masonry.[full story]