Harford Loves Historic Preservation

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May is National Historic Preservation Month and Harford County is ready to celebrate! The Harford County Historic Preservation Commission, under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman, invites residents to celebrate our historic sites. 

Harford County’s month-long social media campaign encourages people to visit as many of Harford's historical sites as they can, with the hopes of inspiring conversations about the importance of Harford's history. The sites may have significant historical, architectural, archeological or cultural value.

Using “Harford County Loves Historic Preservation” signs (download below), it’s easy to join the campaign. Learn about Harford's history, which includes:
              - The Hays-Heighe House on the campus of Harford Community College
              - The Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air 
              - Darlington Elementary School
              - Harford's last remaining iron bridges

Make sure to visit the places open to the public; please don't intrude on private property. 

How to participate

1. SNAP
Go to a local place that you care about and have a friend snap a photo of you holding a “Harford County Loves Historic Preservation” sign. Selfies and “usies” (group photos) are also welcome. For places to visit, see our list of Harford County historic landmarks.

2. SHARE
Share your photos using the #HarfordLovesHistoricPreservation on your preferred social media platforms. Email your photos to ebbutler@harfordcountymd.gov and we'll post them on Harford County Government social media pages throughout May. Please provide your name and/or organization, the name of the place you visited and any historical tidbits you discovered.

3. REPEAT & SPREAD THE WORD
Keep it going! Share all of the places in Harford County that matter to you.

Click the image below to download and print.


Harford County Loves Historic Preservation sign for photos