NEWS RELEASE - BNHA State Heritage Area Boundary Expanded

October 20, 2020


BNHA State Boundary Expanded

More Neighborhoods Can Now Take Advantage of Programs and Funding Through Heritage Area Designation

Baltimore, MD - October 20, 2020 - The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority approved the Baltimore State Heritage Area’s request to amend the boundaries of the Baltimore State Heritage Area to include portions of the following neighborhoods and areas: Highlandtown, Oliver-Johnston Square, Greenmount West, Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello, Clifton Park, Mount Washington, Greektown, Pimlico Racetrack/Pimlico Good Neighbors, Herring Run Park, Morgan State University, Morgan Park and Lauraville. The request was made by the Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA).

The historical, cultural and natural resources of these areas link to both place and the past, and encourage visitors and residents to recognize that they have a special piece of the American story to treasure and share with others, and that in doing so they create a more livable and economically sustainable community. Shauntee Daniels, Executive Director of the Baltimore National Heritage Area, says that the expansion “extends the reach of BNHA to promote even more of Baltimore’s historic neighborhoods and cultural gems. Baltimore is filled with little known historical sites and stories. These neighborhoods will now have even more access to tools to tell and preserve their unique stories.”

The Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA) works to promote, preserve and enhance Baltimore's legacy through history, arts and culture. Find out more at