25th Anniversary Celebration & Preservation Forum

MAHP Anniversary

In celebration a quarter century of being a pioneer in the field of historic preservation education, Goucher's M.A.H.P. is planning a year-long series of virtual and in-person events to bring together the preservation community. 

Planning for the on-campus Goucher M.A.H.P. 25th Anniversary Forum Preserving Place in a Rapidly Changing World  for August 2021 is proceeding. We will keep this webpage updated with any new information as it becomes available.


July 2020 – August 2021 | Goucher College

Twenty-five years ago, Goucher College established a Master of Arts in Historic Preservation, the college’s first distance education program and the first distance education preservation program in the country. During the 2020-2021 academic year, the M.A.H.P. program will celebrate a quarter century of being a pioneer in the field of historic preservation education. See upcoming events below. 

M.A.H.P. Alumnae/i Anniversary Spotlight

Meet Lawana Holland-Moore, M.A.H.P. '16. She finds her work in the historic preservation field to be rewarding. An important part of her job involves recognizing and telling the full history of African American historic sites.

Read Lawana's story & more


Preservation Forum


August 2021 | Goucher College

Goucher’s M.A.H.P. program has undergone changes in its 25 years, yet it continues to endure. Echoing that theme, the Preservation Forum will explore how to preserve place when place is changing. We are seeking session proposals from alumni, current students, and past and present faculty from the M.A.H.P. program, as well as from our preservation colleagues in the field.

Place is rapidly disappearing across the American landscape. Climate change is not the only cause for loss of place. Suburbanization and sprawl erode the rural landscape. Turnover continues in historic neighborhoods as older residents leave and newer ones arrive. Local businesses are replaced with chain and “Big Box” stores. As social interactions shift from face-to-face to online and virtual communities, marginalized communities lose places to gather. Papers/Presentations should examine place in the context of traditional and emerging theories, policies, and practices in historic preservation and adjacent disciplines.

Call for Proposals

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For more information, contact Melanie Lytle.