Bel Alton, MD— Preservation Maryland will award the Historical Society of Charles County a $6,500 heritage fund grant to support the interpretation of Rich Hill.

This 18th-century house, owned by Charles County, was one of the stops John Wilkes Booth made his escape from the District of Columbia after President Lincoln’s assassination.

This grant will allow for Charles County in cooperation with museum experts, community partners, and stakeholders to develop a plan for the house that educates visitors about the region and the history of the site.