HISP@30 Alumni Dinner at Riversdale House Museum

October 27, 2018 -
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Riversdale House Museum

MAPP’s Historic Preservation Program kicked-off its 30th Anniversary celebrations with a dinner at the Riversdale House Museum on October 27, 2018. It was the perfect place to celebrate. Over the years, many alumni have worked on this house and its grounds, both through the program and professionally. HISP alumnus and Riversdale Director, Edward Day welcomed guests including professors, alumni, students, faculty and friends who enjoyed the dinner and festivities despite the cold temperatures.


The evening included a program that included panelists reflecting on the history of the HISP program and offered insights on the future of preservation practice and education. Panelists included HISP program directors, past and present. Riversdale Docents provided tours and background on the house.


Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations, Andrea Morris, and HISP Director Dennis Pogue together introduced the new Historic Preservation Anniversary Scholarship was inaugurated by founding donors Donald and Suzanne Linebaugh. Many others have joined the efforts to reach the HISP@30 goal: $30,000 by June 30, 2019. Assistant Dean Morris also introduced the Jon C. Graff Prize for Historic Preservation, a travel award that includes a travel award accompanied by a medallion and that will be given annually.


A highlight of the evening was the presentation of HISP’s first Distinguished Alumna award to Patricia Gail Littlefield (MHP ’03), the very first degree recipient from the Historic Preservation Program. Gail capped the evening with a brief but encouraging and interesting story of community advocacy for the preservation of traditional street signs in the town of Washington Grove, Maryland. Gail even brought an example of each style along to show the audience. 


Thanks to students Veronica Martin, Sara Baum and Grace Davenport, for pitching-in to help the event run smoothly.




HISP@30 Alumni Dinner 

The Riversdale House Museum

4811 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale, MD 20737


Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Beer/Wine | Dinner | Dessert

Cocktail Attire


Cost: $30





Founding Faculty Recognition:

  David Fogle 


Panel Discussion: Looking Back, Moving Forward in Preservation

  Moderator: John Sprinkle, Jr. National Parks Service

  Panelists: Donald W. Linebaugh, Mary Konsoulis, Randall Mason, Mary Corbin Sies, Constance Ramirez, and Tom Mayes.

Distinguished Alumni Award Presentation



You must register and purchase tickets by 11:00 pm October 25, 2018 in order to attend.

There will be no exceptions.



Register HERE!



Docent tours of the house will be available at the event.


Questions: Laura Steeg lsteeg@umd.edu or Paula Nasta pjnasta@umd.edu




Posted on October 1, 2018 by Jelena Dakovic