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Preserving Yesterday for Today and Tomorrow


We are dedicated to the identification, protection and celebration of the heritage of Somerset County, Maryland.



Somerset:  An Architectural History
by Paul Touart
$25 - order your copy today.

About the Somerset County Historical Trust

The Somerset County Historical Trust is a private, nonprofit, county-wide organization dedicated to the identification, protection and celebration of the County's heritage. 

Hands on restoration projects, educational exhibits, archaeological investigations, and surveys of historic resources are samplings of the various activities sponsored by the Somerset trust.

As a County advisory organization to the Maryland Historical Trust (also the State Historic Preservation Office), the Somerset Trust participates in various state and federal programs.  your county neighbors assist local groups in administering the state grand funds for restorations, monitoring preservation activities in the county and acting as liaison between the state and the county.

 


Since 1983, the Somerset County Historical Trust  has administered over a half million dollars in grants, loans and matches for preservation work and has assisted other nonprofit groups on the Lower Eastern Shore.  Organizations with whom the Trust has participated include:

The Rehobeth Ruritans
Fairmount Academy Historical Association
Oriole Historical Society
Ward Brothers Homeplace
Preservation Trust of Wicomico, Inc.
Old princess Anne Days, Inc.
Somerset County Historical Society
Salisbury University


Grants and Loans

While the Trust has administered over grants and loans at Federal, State and County levels for historic preservation and restoration, the Trust does NOT make grants or loans to individuals.

Genealogy

While the trust supports the genealogical research in the County, it does not provide genealogical resources.  Those individuals and organizations researching genealogy should consult the Nabb Research Center in Salisbury, MD.

Library of Resource Materials on Properties

The Somerset County Historical Trust does maintain a comprehensive library that features information and resource materials on properties throughout Somerset County. For more information on researching historic properties in the County, contact the Trust or purchase a copy of Somerset:  An Architectural History by Paul Touart, published jointly by The Somerset Historical Trust and Maryland Historical Trust.

 

 

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