Preservation Maryland preserves Maryland’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes, and archaeological sites through outreach, funding, and advocacy. On Feb. 1, Delegate Washington presented two awards at its 2018 Maryland Preservation Awards event. She presented the “Education and Community Engagement: Excellence in Media & Publications” award to the Acadians Were Here Organization for its “Acadians Were Here” website. Created by the organization in 2017, the website follows the history of Acadian exiles in Maryland. The website provides information and easy navigation for visitors to trace sites of Acadian settlement.
Delegate Washington also gave local archaeologists Lisa Kraus and Jason Shellenhamer the “Leadership and Service: Outstanding Individual Leadership” for their Herring Run Archaeology Project. Since 2014, they have trained community volunteers in archaeological fieldwork as they investigate the history of Herring Run Park, and specifically, the site of Eutaw Manor, through this project.