MD Historical Trust's Preservation Award Received by Dept of Parks and Rec., Pr. Geo. County

May 4, 2022


Media Contact: Angel Waldron, 301-446-3311

Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County Receives

Maryland Historical Trust Award for M-NCPPC Black History Program

Riverdale, MD – The Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County, part of The M-NCPPC, is proud to announce it has been chosen as an award recipient of the Maryland Historical Trust’s (MHT) prestigious Preservation Award for its Black History Program. As part of Preservation Month (May 2022), the Trust will present 10 awards for noteworthy accomplishments in the preservation field, recognizing outstanding education, restoration, and revitalization projects, as well as organizational and individual leadership.

The Department’s Black History Program was chosen for Outstanding Organizational Leadership at the Local Level. The award recognizes organizations for laudable activities or accomplishments that advance the public’s appreciation, understanding and involvement in historic preservation or archaeology in Maryland. Founded in 1982, the Department’s Black History Program has developed public programming on African American history for 40 years, enhancing site interpretation and history education in Prince George’s County. 

“For four decades, the Black History Program has been at the forefront of preserving local black history, uncovering and celebrating those narratives that were too often relegated to the margins. We are honored to be recognized by MHT for this work. This award reflects the hard work, dedication and innovation of our staff, both past and present.”

The award presentation will be live streamed to the Trust’s Facebook page on May 11 at 12 noon. To tune in, visit

About the Department

The M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation delivers an award-winning park system through progressive, innovative leadership and a commitment to the community and the environment in Prince George’s County. For more on the Department of Parks and Recreation, visit and stay connected on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation. 

About the Trust

The Maryland Historical Trust is the state agency dedicated to preserving and interpreting the legacy of Maryland’s past. Through research, conservation and education, the Maryland Historical Trust assists the people of Maryland in understanding their historical and cultural heritage. Part of the Maryland Department of Planning, the Maryland Historical Trust serves as Maryland’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. In addition to its administrative office in Crownsville, the Maryland Historical Trust includes the Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum in St. Leonard, Maryland, which houses the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory.