Charles County, Maryland

Historic Preservation Commission to Host Awards Ceremony on May 18

For Immediate Release
Monday, April 17, 2017 - 7:30am

Historic Preservation Commission to Host Awards Ceremony on May 18

The Charles County Historic Preservation Commission will host a Preservation Reception and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 18 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Smallwood State Park (2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbury).  The winner(s) of the Charles County Preservation Award for 2016 will be announced at this time. 

The Historic Preservation Award is presented annually to an eligible individual, business, organization, or project that deserves recognition for outstanding achievements in historic preservation.  Awards are presented in two categories: Preservation Projects and Preservation Service.

A special tour of the Smallwood Retreat House, the John Grinder House, and the Jenkins Tobacco Barn will be provided by costumed guides at the awards ceremony. The Smallwood Retreat house was built around 1760, and originally known as Mattawoman Plantation.  It was the home of American Revolutionary War General William Smallwood, until his death in 1792.  During the Revolutionary War, General Smallwood, a two-star general, was the highest ranking military man from Maryland. 

Light refreshments will be provided at the event.  A donation of $5 per person to the Friends of Smallwood State Park is encouraged. 

For more information or to RSVP for the event, please contact Beth Groth at 301-645-0684 or GrothB@CharlesCountyMD.gov.  Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

About Charles County Government
The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Charles County is a place where all people thrive and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.
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