The Four Rivers Heritage Area is home to an extraordinary wealth of historic, cultural, and natural resources. Come visit a unique place where heritage is protected and shared, and where the traditions of the land and the water continue to shape our lives.
Stroll the historic streets and visit the heritage sites of Annapolis, Maryland’s capital city on the Chesapeake, where colonial era buildings are still in use, where the U.S. Naval Academy continues to train young officers, and sailing is a major pastime.
Step into the past at Historic London Town & Gardens, a colonial tobacco port being reconstructed using traditional building methods. Enjoy a leisurely drive through “South County”, with its historic churches, enduring horse farms, seasoned tobacco barns, and small maritime villages.
Four Rivers Heritage Area is proud to announce our 2014 Heritage Awards honorees. Please plan to join us on Thursday, November 6th, 5 to 7 p.m., in the Blue Heron Room at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, for our Eleventh Annual Heritage Awards and Reception. A $10 donation per person is requested. Please call the office at 410-222-1805 to RSVP.
Heritage Tourism Product Award: Historic London Town and Gardens’ “Garden Guide, ” an outstanding interpretive guide to all aspects of the gardens for visitors in all seasons
Heritage Interpreter of the Year: Elinor Thompson, for her dedication and passion for discovering and sharing local church and genealogical records in our area
Heritage Professional of the Year: Heather Skipper, Watermark, for her dedication, vision, partnership, and support of heritage interpretation for diverse audiences in our area
Stewardship Award: Lisa Barge, Anne Arundel Economic Development, for her dedication and leadership in the stewardship of agricultural traditions and best practices in Anne Arundel County
Heritage Partnership Award, Kunta Kinte Children’s Festival of 2014, for continuing the traditions of Annapolis’s celebrated Kunta Kinte Festival in a new setting by Spa Creek. Honorees: Chesapeake Children’s Museum, City of Annapolis, and performer Kwame Ansah-Brew
The Heritage Leadership Award: To Jean Jackson, for her leadership in creating and developing the landmark Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival in Annapolis
Certificates of Appreciation to Towne Transport and Visit Annapolis (Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau), for invaluable sponsorship and support of the Maryland Day Celebration in 2014