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WHILBR wins 34th Annual Maryland Preservation Award

The Maryland Preservation Awards are presented annually by the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Historical Trust. The Trustees are appointed by the Governor of Maryland and represent all regions of the state. The awards honor outstanding achievements in historic preservation, architecture, archaeology, museums, cultural conservation, education, and related fields and represent the best of preservation in Maryland.

Jill Craig and WHILBR were awarded in the Educational Excellence category for the Allegany County African American History Website.

Using Source material from Al Feldstein, Whilbr and The Western Maryland Regional Library has developed an extensive online archive of their collections relating to the history of African-American individuals, organizations, sites, and social, cultural, and political history in Allegany County, Maryland. The website sheds light on a community that has long been under-represented in public history, but whose contributions and achievements are undeniable. This website is being utilized in a wide variety of ways by educational institutions, is providing the impetus for several related initiatives, has formed the basis for numerous civic and community group presentations, and has also being linked to various historical and educational institutions within the region, the state, and across the nation. Pictured are Albert Feldstein, primary collector and author of the site contents and Jill Craig, Digitization Librarian at the Western Maryland Regional Library in Hagerstown.

Congrats to all!

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