Museums & Historic Sites Must Be Part of COVID-19 Recovery Plans
No aspect or corner of Maryland’s economy will be unscathed by the economic downturn caused by the current pandemic – and it is critically important that Maryland’s museums and historic sites are supported as the nation plans for recovery.
In Maryland, museums, historic sites and heritage areas are a major component of tourism – and they generate millions of dollars in economic activity. Plans and programs aimed at stimulating the economy must include Maryland’s cultural sector.
In a recent official statement about COVID-19 reponse and recovery as it relates to historic preservation and historic trades, Preservation Maryland offers statistics about the economic impact of preservation and a call to support museums now and as stay-at-home bans are lifted.