Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation

The Anne Arundel County Trust (ACT) for Preservation, Inc. was originally created in 1973 as The Anne Arundel County Committee of the Maryland Historical Trust. Its purpose is “to preserve and maintain historical, aesthetic and cultural properties, buildings, fixtures, furnishing, and appurtenances pertaining in any way to the Province of Maryland from our earliest times.” ACT is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization.

ACT advises the Maryland Historical Trust and assists in fostering an awareness of historical and archaeological preservation, easements, National Register nominations, and public education throughout the County. ACT co-sponsors an annual lecture series on historic preservation related topics at St. John’s College and awards matching grants for preservation activities in the county. Additionally, ACT sponsors the Lost Towns Project (, a team of professional archaeologists and historians that are working closely with the Anne Arundel County Government to discover and explore the County's rich heritage.