Use of the State House

The Maryland State House is administered by the State House Trust which oversees the use of the public areas of the building, as well as its interpretation and its care and maintenance.

The State House Trust was created in 1969 to oversee the area inside State Circle, including the State House. This oversight extends to the use of buildings and grounds and any exhibits on display there. The Trust also supervises all improvements, alterations, additions, landscaping, and repairs within that area.

Because of the historic nature of the building and the fact that it is a working office building, the Trust restricts the use of the building only to events that relate directly to the history of the State House or Maryland government or history. The voting members of the Trust are:

Chair: Larry Hogan, Governor
Ex officio: William C. Ferguson, IV, President of the Senate
Adrienne A. Jones, Speaker of the House of Delegates
Laura Davis Mears, Chairman, Maryland Historical Trust

Secretary and Contact: Elaine Rice Bachmann, State Archivist and Commissioner of Land Patents; Secretary, State House Trust

The contact for information and requests is Elaine Rice Bachmann, 410-260-6401.

Related Links

Guidelines and Procedures for the Use of the Maryland State House