Who we are:
A non-profit membership 501(c)(3) organization founded in December, 1972. We are a working group of citizens with a shared interest in Easton's historic fabric and heritage assets. Our board includes businesspersons, architects, rehabilitation specialists, gardeners, educators, it professionals and residents interested in local civic projects.
To preserve the historic sites and monuments of Easton and Talbot County, to encourage the owners of such properties in their preservation and restoration, and to devise plans for harmonizing the preservation of these historical resources with the practical daily progress of Easton as a modern town.
Our mission takes three paths: Education, Advocacy and Real Property Transactions. For 39 years, beginning with the Langsdale Houses, Historic Easton has worked hard to preserve at-risk structures by securing grant funding or through purchase and resale with preservation easements. Easton's Historic District and its National Register Listing result from our 1970's survey of the town's historic structures. We participated in the task force to expand the district in 2005.
In addition to saving buildings we have: hosted seminars and house tours, published a book: Historic Easton: its History and Architecture in 1979 authored by Cynthia Ludlow, produced the historic walking tour brochure (http://www.eastonmd.org/download/walktour.pdf), administered the historic plaque program, planted gardens, and provided technical support for façade improvements and heritage tax credit applications. We also recognize property owners who have done outstanding preservation work with annual awards.