Hoyer to Deliver Funds for Southern Maryland's Tobacco Barns

Federal Dollars Will Be Used By Preservation Maryland to Restore Historic Landmarks

On Monday, January 9 at Spalding Barn in Hollywood, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer will present Preservation Maryland with a $200,000 Save America's Treasures Grant he secured to restore Southern Maryland's tobacco barns and ensure that these historic landmarks will be preserved for future generations.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation named the tobacco barns of Southern Maryland to its 2004 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Once essential to the process of air-curing tobacco, a mainstay crop of Maryland's agriculture since the 17th century, historic tobacco barns are now being lost at an alarming rate.

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