Over its 250 plus year history, Bostwick has witnessed many of the events that have marked the region – from the Battle of Bladensburg in 1814 to the arrival of the first railroad lines in the 1830’s. Some of Maryland’s most prominent early families have lived at the house, further contributing to its rich history. Today, this important structure is owned by the Town of Bladensburg; the Maryland Historical Trust holds a protective easement on the property. In 2008, the Town of Bladensburg and the Historic Preservation Program of the University of Maryland College Park signed a Memorandum of Agreement allowing the preservation program to use Bostwick as a learning resource for the study of architectural history, preservation planning, and building conservation; in the process, the program is applying the knowledge and creativity of its faculty and students in developing a preservation plan for this historic property.
In spring 2018 HistoriCorps will partner with University of Maryland school of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, the Town of Bladensburg, and the George A. & Carmel D. Aman Memorial Trust to restore the manor house. Visit www.historicorps.org for more information on how you can support this project.