This Place Matters

What Places Matter to You?

May is National Historic Preservation Month, and Harford County is ready to celebrate! The Harford County Historic Preservation Commission, under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman, invites residents to celebrate local places that matter. Everyone has places that are important to them. Places they care about.  

Based on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “This Place Matters” campaign, Harford County’s month-long social media campaign aims to encourage people to celebrate the places that are meaningful to them and to their communities.  We hope to inspire year-round conversations about the importance of place and preservation in Harford County.

Using “This Place Matters” signs (download below), it’s easy to join the campaign and tell stories about local places you can’t live without! Like quirky storefronts, parks, historic buildings, downtown main streets, cemeteries, farmlands, rural roads, hiking trails, and much more.

How to Participate

1.  SNAP

Go to a local place that you care about and have a friend snap a photo of you holding a “This Place Matters” sign. Selfies and “usies” (group photos) are also welcome.  Need a sign? You can download one at the bottom of this page.


Share your photos using the #ThisPlaceMattersHarfordCounty on your preferred social media platforms. To join the national campaign, use the hashtag #ThisPlaceMatters


Keep it going! Share all of the places in Harford County that matter to you!

Send us your photo, and we will have it posted on Harford County Government social media pages, through the month of May.  Send photos to:, and be sure to provide the following:

  • Your name and/or organization
  • The name of the place and why it matters
  • Where possible, send us your website and we will include it in the post to encourage folks to visit or learn more.

Need a Sign?

-Click the image to download.

This Place Matter Sign

If you would like more information about the National Campaign visit:

To return to the Historic Preservation Main Page, click here.