Dr. Barbara Paca to Speak at Independence Day Celebration
Aspen Institute and Queen Anne’s County Historical Society have announced that the Keynote Address at their annual Independence Day Celebration will be delivered by Dr. Barbara Paca, O.B.E. Paca is a direct descendant of William Paca, one of four Marylanders to sign the Declaration of Independence.
A Fourth of July tradition for more than 50 years, it will begin with a wreath laying at the William Paca Memorial.
Queen Anne’s County Historical Society President Jennifer Moore said, “The annual Independence Day Celebration is an important moment for the Eastern Shore community to celebrate our nation’s independence. We look forward to hearing Dr. Paca’s address.”
Spy House of the Week:
Spy House of the Week,published by the Talbot Spy features one of Talbot County’s historic residences, Mt. Misery. The land was granted by Lord Baltimore in 1667 and the house was built between 1805 and 1806. After years of vacancy, new ownership in 1954 lead to the revitalization of the estate and then again in 2004. During this renovation, the
forty-one acre property was elevated with thoughtful landscape design by Barbara Paca, Ph.D., O.B.E., including added flowering shrubs, patios and pergolas to define garden “rooms”, and a Rose Garden. Trails to explore the woodland park and outdoor amenities of a pool, sauna and tennis court completed the design.
Barbara Paca Invited to Participate in Caribbean Art Salon as a Panelist
Moderated by Cristina Sanchez Kozyreva, at the Carribbean Art Salon in Venice, Barbara Paca, O.B.E., Ph.D., will serve as a panelist alongside Jean Ulrick Désert, and Caryl Ivrisse Crochemar to discuss the topic of decolonizing the connections between the Caribbean Islands and attempt to provide an answer to the question: How can exchange be strengthened beyond the confines of singular islands, enabling a better knowledge of the region, artists and culture.
Thornton Gardens Awarded 2019 Robert W. Wilson Preservation Philanthropist of the Year by National Trust for Historic Preservation
The Robert W. Wilson Preservation Philanthropist of the Year Award recognizes generosity that makes a singular impact on the future of American's cultural heritage.
The Thornton's gifted their stunning Southern California estate Thornton Gardens to the National Trust to ensure the legacy of the property. This estate includes a 1928 Tudor Revival home designed by Myron Hunt and 10 acres of gardens thoughtfully designed by Preservation Green LLC with the future and community in mind.
Announcing Full Research Professorship for Barbara Paca at the University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Paca continues to expand her role as a landscape architect and scholar to broaden the boundaries of the environment, culture, horticulture, and the arts.
Preservation Awards Ceremony in Annapolis
Maryland Historic Trust Preservation Awards Ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland. As a Governor-appointed Trustee, Barbara Paca invited Maryland politicians to show their support for the event which celebrates the best in conservation. She is seen standing with MHT Director Elizabeth Hughes and Senator Addie Eckardt and Maryland Secretary of State John C. Wobensmith.
Right: Maryland State House, Annapolis, Maryland, noted as the oldest capital building in continuous use in the US.
Opening Celebration at The New School's Shelia C. Johnson Design Center
In collaboration with The New School Professor Nina Khrushcheva, Environmental Justice as a Civil Right, curated by Barbara Paca, O.B.E., PhD, was adapted to The New School's Shelia C. Johnson Design Center Gallery in New York City. The event honored H.E., DR. Walton A. Webson, Ambassador & Permanent Representative for Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations (TNS Alumni), who kindly made a few remarks. Private Secretary to the Governor General Anne Jonas, NY Film maker Vanessa H. Smith, Professor Nina Khrushcheva, and Cultural Envoy Barbara Paca shared their experiences and knowledge of Antigua and Barbuda through the lens of climate change. Thank you Tishman Environment and Design Center team, Christiane Paul, and Kristina Kaufman for a successful collaboration!
Photographed: (Left to Right) Edinam Segbefia, Preservation Green; Anne Jonas, Private Secretary to the Governor General; Madeline Petty and Laura Perez Sanburn, Preservation Green; H.E. DR. Walton A. Webson with Her Excellency, Lady R. Webson; NY Film maker Vanessa H. Smith and Kristofer Perez.
Venice Architecture Biennale Closes After Banner Year
Antigua and Barbuda’s inaugural participation at Venice Biennale a Success! Thank you to our patrons and collaborators on Environmental Justice as a Civil Right.
Thank you Jeremy
Cross of The Princes Foundation
Thank you Jeremy Cross of The Princes Foundation for taking time to visit the Government House Restoration of Antigua, and for supporting an Antiguan and Barbudan candidate for your Summer School in London and Scotland.
His Excellency, Sir Rodney Williams presenting Jeremy Cross with a mahogany turtle sculpted by an Antiguan artist on the day of your departure. We all look forward to collaborating with your organization.
Congratulations Patrice Francis!
Congratulations to Patrice Francis
Honored with an OBE
Barbara Paca receiving her OBE with Tilghman at Buckingham Palace. A double honor to be with Til to celebrate a lifelong devotion to historic preservation.
Ruth Starr Rose Brings Home The Gold!
Congratulations to Scott Rensberger on the EMMY wins for Best New Series, Best Feature and Best Writing! Specifically, Ruth Starr Rose was part of the New Series category, so we are incredibly proud of this accomplishment. Special shout out goes to Barbara Paca, Ph.D for her tireless efforts in making this all possible.
Certificate Of Appreciation Awarded To Philip Logan
Congratulations to Philip Logan for his work on the Waters United Methodist Church Restoration Project, completed last year.
Preservation Green Receives Honor Award From American Society Of Landscape Architects
Once again The Horticultural Research Center and Oxford Think Tank is recognized for excellence in design, landscaping, and sustainability!
Official Inaguration Of The National Pavilion Of Antigua And Barbuda At The Venice Biennale
Preservation Green is excited and honored to announce the opening of the National Pavilion of Antigua and Barbuda at the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. Curated by Dr. Barbara Paca, Principal at Preservation Green, the exhibition highlights the life and work of the Antiguan artist Frank Walter. The first black plantation owner in Antigua's history, Walter was an extraordinary character with a beautiful portfolio of thoughtful and provocative pieces. The Exhibition will be open through November of 2017, so make sure to come through if you're nearby.
Official Launch Of Antigua's Government House Restoration Initiative
Preservation Green is honored to be a part of restoring the 200-year old architectural masterpiece in the heart of St. John’s Antigua known as the Government House. Preservation Green had the opportunity to meet with His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Their Excellencies, Governor General Dr. Sir Rodney Williams and Lady Williams for the official launch of the Government House Restoration Initiative.
Improvements At Waters United Methodist Church!
Preservation Green has been given the opportunity to improve the exterior and landscape of Waters United Methodist Church in Oxford, Maryland. Work will be done to improve the siding, windows, foundation; remove the chimney and dead trees, and repair walls and masonry units. Additionally Preservation Green will install new rain gardens with “living silt fences” at existing low areas and swales.