Galesville Project earns MHT Award

June 7, 2024

Honorees at ceremonySign installed at ceremony

On May 31, as part of Preservation Month, the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) awarded Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks with the 2024 Preservation Award for Outstanding Stewardship of a Cultural Site, for ongoing projects at the Galesville Hot Sox Ball Field at Wilson Park. Elizabeth Hughes, the Director of the Maryland Historical Trust, joined with County Executive Steuart Pittman, Senator Sarah Elfreth, representatives of the many County departments who contributed to the project, members of the Galesville Community Center, and many members of the local community to celebrate this honor while also honoring the legacy of Galesville community leader Gertrude Makell with the dedication of ‘Gertrude’s Way,’ the connecting trail for the Galesville community to Wilson Park. Jessica Leys, the Director of Recreation and Parks, stated, “The Department of Recreation and Parks is thrilled to receive this recognition by the Maryland Historical Trust for Hot Sox Field and honored to pay tribute to Gertrude Makell, who was a driving force for this and other projects in the Galesville community. And our work at Wilson Park has more to come, with the restoration of the Wilson House coming in 2025.” Kudos to all involved for receiving this important award!

Sign up for our Newsletters