Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County offers an extraordinary wealth of historic, cultural, and natural resources to visitors and residents alike. Experience a place where heritage is protected and shared, and where the traditions of the land and the water continue to shape our lives.
“Most visitors don’t want ‘cookie-cutter’ experiences. They seek out unique, authentic, and immersive experiences that reveal something new. Come see all the amazing sights and sounds that our area has to offer.”
— Carol Benson, Executive Director
Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County seeks nominations for its thirteenth annual heritage awards. These awards recognize individuals, organizations, partnerships, programs and products that contribute significantly to the community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy.
In 2016, awards are planned in nine different categories, including Heritage Tourism Product Award, Heritage Volunteer Award, Heritage Partnership Award, Heritage Professional of the Year, Heritage Interpreter of the Year, and Public/Private Initiative Award. Other categories include the Sponsor of the Year Award, the Stewardship Award, and the Heritage Leadership Award, which goes to an individual for significant and long-lasting contributions to local history and heritage. Self-nominations are accepted.
Nomination forms can be downloaded from our website or by request by calling the Four Rivers Heritage Area office. Completed nominations must include a brief written statement on why you feel your nominee should be recognized in a particular category. Supplemental materials are required in some categories. A complete listing of previous award winners is also available on the Heritage Awards webpage.
The nominations deadline is October 14, 2016. A heritage area awards committee will review and evaluate nominations; awards will be presented at the Four Rivers annual awards ceremony in November.
Four Rivers, one of Maryland’s thirteen state-certified heritage areas, is part of the Maryland Heritage Areas Program. For more information, please call the heritage area office at 410-222-1805.