Annapolis, MD – Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County is pleased to announce this year’s annual heritage award winners. Four Rivers Heritage Awards recognize individuals, organizations, programs and products that contribute significantly to the community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy. Four Rivers congratulates this year’s heritage award winners in the following categories:
- Heritage Tourism Product Award: “Oysters on the Half Shell Exhibition”, Annapolis Maritime Museum
- New Initiative Award: Captain Salem Avery Museum’s Heritage Eco-Tour
- Heritage Interpreter of the Year: Meg Govan, Watermark
- Legacy Award: Clarence “Speedy” Hogarth, Historic Annapolis Foundation
- Public/Private Partnership Award: The City of Annapolis Gott’s Court Parking Garden.
- Heritage Partnership Award: Historic London Town and Gardens and Anne Arundel County Public Schools
- Heritage Partnership Award: “Music To our Ears: The Sounds of the African American Experience at Carr’s and Sparrow’s Beaches,” by the Banneker-Douglass Museum, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis High School, and the Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation
- Heritage Professional Award: Genevieve Kaplan, the Education and Public Program Manager, Banneker-Douglass Museum
- Heritage Leadership Award: Vincent Leggett, founder and former president of the Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation
- Heritage Leadership Award: Gertrude Makell of Galesville
Four Rivers, one of Maryland’s eleven state certified heritage areas, is part of the Maryland Heritage Areas Program. For more information, please visit www.fourriversheritage.org or call the heritage area office at 410-222-1805.