Written by guest blogger and previous recipient of the Archaeology Volunteer Award, Barry Gay
The awards were presented on October 12, 2011 at the Galesville,
. The awards ceremony was chaired by Willard R. Munford, Chairman of the Anne Arundel Trust for Preservation, Inc. Maryland Community Center
This year, the Archaeology Volunteer Award was presented to Patricia Melville, a volunteer with the Lost Towns Project since 2010. Before retiring, Pat was an archivist at the Maryland State Archives.
This year, a special achievement Award was presented to Jane McWilliams of Bay Ridge. Jane is a professional historian, writer and lecturer who specializes in the history of
Annapolis and . Anne Arundel County
This year, a Preservation Stewardship Award was presented to Myles Conway. Myles purchased the historic “Friendship Parsonage’ building, in Friendship last year and was steadfast in working to rehabilitate the building into an antique store.
The 31st Marjorie Murray Bridgeman Award was presented to Ann Jensen. Ann has been writing about history for more than 35 years. Her books include Chesapeake Bay Schooners, a comprehensive history. Ann does not write about history, she lives in it as caretaker of the Sands House, one of the city’s oldest homes, owned by her family since 1771.
|Some of the students that attended the school between 1929 and 1956|