College Park, MD-- The Historic Preservation Program in the School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation at the University of Maryland has secured Bostwick, a pre-Revolutionary War structure, outbuildings, and approximately 7 acres of grounds owned by the Town of Bladensburg, for educational use. Bostwick was one of the first of 18 houses constructed in 1746 in the new town of Bladensburg and once served as the private residence for Benjamin Stoddert, the first Secretary of the United States Navy.
The official signing of the memorandum of understanding is scheduled for March 4, 2008 from 10am-noon at Bostwick. As part of the agreement between the University of Maryland and the Town of Bladensburg, the Historic Preservation Program will have access to and use of the entire property, including grounds, the house, the barn and all other outbuildings for preservation and education purposes. Bostwick will also serve as a work site for Historic Preservation students and faculty to study and engage in programs of historic preservation generally.
Agreement Signing Ceremony
The University of Maryland vice president for administration, Doug Duncan, and the dean of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Garth Rockcastle, are scheduled to sign a memorandum of understanding for the project. The mayor will sign on behalf of Bladensburg.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 4, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Bostwick, 3901 48th St., Bladensburg, Md.
For additional information contact: Jamesia Green, 301-405-2166 or firstname.lastname@example.org