PRESERVATION HOWARD COUNTY

Preservationist of the Year

2015

The 2015 Preservationist of the Year Awards was held on Sunday, September 20th at Historic Waverly Mansion.  These award recipients are recognized for their significant contributions to the preservation of Howard County's history and heritage.  Each recipient offers inspiration to all Howard County residents to appreciate and care for our local history and heritage.

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2015 PRESERVATIONIST OF THE YEAR Elizabeth Bobo received the Senator James Clark, Jr. Lifetime achievement Award recognizing her as an early preservationist pioneer as a County Council Member and as County Executive leading the way to preserving and protecting Howard County historic structures and heritage. These roles involved the relocation of the Gorman Double Cabin, preservation of Waverly Mansion, the Ellicott City Colored School, the Thomas Isaac Log Cabin, the Ellicott City Firehouse including the recovery of it's lost bell, the restoration of the Ellicott City B & O Station and the stabilization of the Patapsco Female Institute. Preservation concerns continued as a Howard County State Delegate demonstrated by the preservation of the original South Entrance Bridge to Downtown Columbia and supporting the increase of the Howard County Historic Preservation Property Tax Credit from 10% to 25%. Paulette Lutz and Cathy Eshmont were recognized for their research work and documentation of Howard County's role in the Underground Railroad. This work achieved recognition, designation and inclusion in the National Park Services Network to Freedom Program. Barbara Kellner was recognized as a contributing preservationist of Jim Rouse's vision and Columbia's history through multimedia presentations, history walks, Annual Bike=A-Bout, Columbia Matters TV tours of Columbia locations not often visited, Columbia related books, work with organizations and students, contributing to the restoration and preservation of the Woodlawn Slave Quarters and newspaper articles. Dr. Dale Schumacher was recognized for his historic preservation and stewardship of his home Rockburn, Save Belmont, at a time of potential threat of land development and for his environmental preservation as a founding member and land contributor to the Rockburn Land Trust, one of the oldest land trusts in Maryland.

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