The Washington Monument at Mount Vernon Place Wins Maryland Preservation Award for Excellence

During the 41st Maryland Preservation Awards on March 16th, the Maryland Historical Trust celebrated the state’s best efforts in historic preservation. They recognize outstanding education, restoration and revitalization projects, as well as organizational leadership.

Cortina Productions and MFM Design were presented with the Maryland Preservation Award for Excellence in Programming and Exhibits for our work with the restoration of the Washington Monument in Baltimore, MD. A part of the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy, $6.8 million was spent to revitalize the Monument and support exceptional educational programming via social media and a series of short videos.

Rededicated and reopened on July 4th, 2015 – two hundred years to the day after the Monument’s original cornerstone was laid – MFM Design and Cortina Productions designed and produced a new virtual tour of the Monument that is now available both online and at kiosks located onsite.

Including a 3D model of the Monument from its foundation to the statue of George Washington nearly 180 feet above the entrance, the Mount Vernon Place Virtual Tour offers many intricate historical and architectural details about the Monument while increasing ADA access and allowing individuals anywhere with internet access the opportunity to learn about the George Washington Monument and its character.

Cortina Productions is proud to have been involved in the George Washington Monument restoration and revitalization with the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy and MFM Design. We are extremely honored and humbled to receive this award from the Maryland Historical Trust and certificate of special recognition from U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin.


“Heritage Programs, Local Groups, Redevelopment Projects Honored with Annual Preservation Award” – The Maryland Department of Planning, Maryland Historical Trust