Heritage Commission to honor four 'Living Landmarks'
Date: Capital Gazette, May 13, 2016
Mayor Michael Pantelides and the Annapolis Heritage Commission will recognize four "Living Landmarks" Thursday as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations for the National Historic Preservation Act.
The ceremony will honor:
•David Porter Fogle — A professor emeritus of the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Fogle is a scholar and author described by Maryland Hall's Linnell Bowen as a "visionary." He was drawn to Annapolis by St. Clair Wright, leader of the city's early preservation movement.
•Anna E. Greenberg — For more than 40 years, Greenberg has devoted her skills in leadership, management, fundraising, and advocacy to arts, education, and preservation in Annapolis. Serving as board member, and often officer, of a wide range of non-profits, from Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts to Historic Annapolis, from the Friends of St. John's College to the Anne Arundel Library Foundation, from the Mitchell Gallery of St. John's College to Scholarships for Scholars, Mrs. Greenberg has been for many years the most active woman in the city's cultural landscape.
•The Annapolis Rotary Club/Annapolis Rotary Foundation — Chartered in 1921, the Annapolis Rotary Club is the largest and most active service club in the state capital and one of the most active in its Rotary International District. The foundation distributes proceeds the group's many fundraising events as well as funds received from private donations. The Foundation is actively building its endowment to $1 million by 2021, the club's 100 anniversary, so that annual grants can be increased by $50,000.
•Community Health Center of Parole — Created in 1936, the center has provided a variety of health care in one of Annapolis oldest African American neighborhoods. Residents of the community continue to support its efforts through an annual membership drive, appreciation banquet, and attend other events.
The guest speaker will be David Brown, Executive Vice President and Chief Preservation Officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Brown leads the Trust's comprehensive preservation efforts, with four decades of experience in working to save historic places.
The event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street. Refreshments will be served. For information or to RSVP email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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