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Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

July 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

The public is always welcome.


Call to Order – Kathleen Lee

Roll Call – Kathleen Lee

Approval of June 2023 Minutes

Budget — Treasurer’s Report – Jim Nemeth
Budget Committee Volunteers?

City Council Liaison Report
Welcome Council Member Vicki Jones

Old Business
-Property Updates: Lampson property visit July 28th Ward representatives, Bob Ward and Bob Holweck
-Medallions – purchase of eight more and database
-2023 Beautification Awards to be Presented at City Council Meeting – July 17
-Heritage Properties Markers and Local Landmarks Program under the MHT Certified Local Government (CLG) Application–Forms, etc.
-Historic Havre de Grace Tour for Bulle Rock June 21 Report – Jim Nemeth
-MFH – reconvene committee or start a new one

New Business
-House of the Month: HA-835 Wollon Double House, 522/524 North Adams Street – https://mht.maryland.gov/secure/medusa/PDF/Harford/HA-835.pdf
-Canalcon: Motion to subsidize one or more member’s registration for Canalcon for a total of $100 from the Escrow account; entire registration covered for one or $50 each for two
-Portraits of Historic Sites by Ellen – Project to make postcards? notecards? prints?

For the Good of the Commission:

● At the Susquehanna Museum at the Lockhouse: August 23rd “Canalcon,” a first for the museum! Speakers and lunch at the Vandiver Inn Featured speakers are Scott Mingus, Doug Bosley, and Mike Dixon. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/canal-con-23-tickets-638239951877

● John O’Neill Cannon Monument recognized as a maintained as part of Maryland’s Treated and Maintained Military Monuments, a state program https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/2b37b9521002432496672bb61e905c12

● Preservation Maryland’s annual event is November 2 at The Heron Room at Mill No. 1, 3000 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21211 https://www.preservationmaryland.org/30480-2/

● September 7th: Ellsworth B. Shank Lecture Series with Colleen Webster as Emily Dickinson at the Opera House. Sponsored by the Historic Havre de Grace Foundation and the Greater Havre de Grace Museum Group

● Remember: The Living History Museum at the American Legion at the historic Abraham Jarrett Thomas House (HA-790) is open on the weekends.

● Matilda O’Neill Run, the kayak Poker Paddle, on August 19 to Benefit the Harford Land Trust and the renovation of the American Legion pavilion. See https://www.harfordlandtrust.org/events/kayak-poker-run-2023/

● Newly Restored Lafayette Bedchamber Revealed at Mount Vernon with Lafayette impersonator Ben Goldman


July 11, 2023
7:00 pm


City Hall
711 Pennington Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078 United States
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(410) 939-1800