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October 2021

Oct 18 2021

This week, join a walking tour, a ghost tour, or participate in an online lecture. Interested in art, ceramics, or even climate change? You won't want to miss these latest events from our partners. Click on the event title for more information. Founding Freedoms Walking Tour Date: Monday, October 18 & Saturday, October 23Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pmLocation: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street, Annapolis Host Organization: Historic Annapolis Take advantage of the special opportunity to combine a tour of the home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence...

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Oct 15 2021

Here in the Four Rivers Heritage Area, we love to share events sponsored by our partners, and we know what October means to you, ghosts and pumpkins! Here are some appealing fall events you won’t want to miss. First, looking for something spooky? Make sure to check out one of our recently added heritage sites. The Rising Sun Inn in Crownsville is offering their Historic Candlelight Ghost Stories Tour this weekend. The tours will be held October 15-16 from 6:00-10:00 pm. The Rising Sun Inn, with a history spanning four centuries,...

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Oct 12 2021

Maryland State Arts Council has recently announced four paid opportunities to become involved with their Heritage Awards, County Arts Development, and Poetry Out Loud programs. Please see below for additional information for details on each opportunity. Heritage Award Panelists By reviewing and scoring nominations, Heritage Award panelists recognize long-term achievement in traditional arts, or community-based living cultural traditions handed down by example or word of mouth. Awards annually recognize one recipient in each of three categories: Person/People, Place, and Tradition. Seeking Maryland residents with a familiarity with MSAC’s Heritage Awards...

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Oct 11 2021

Continue to get into the Halloween spirit with spooky webinars and ghost tours! We're also excited about the in-person return of Oyster Festival 2021. It's a great week to celebrate the best of fall in the Four Rivers Heritage Area. Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Lecture – The Wrong Side of History: Loyalists in the American Revolution Date: Tuesday, October 12Time: 7:00 pmLocation: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis The loyalists were the losers of the American Revolution. The Americans who rejected independence and who fought to keep the colonies...

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Oct 07 2021

The nominations deadline for our Eighteenth Annual Heritage Awards is THIS FRIDAY, October 8, 2021. Do you know a great heritage practitioner? Perhaps a valuable staff member or dedicated volunteer you would like to publicly acknowledge? Four Rivers Heritage Area seeks nominations for its Eighteenth 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 2021, nominations are invited in ten categories, including Heritage Tourism Product Award, Heritage Volunteer Award, Heritage Partnership Award,...

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Oct 05 2021

Learn more below about this grant program administered by the Maryland Center for History and Culture. The Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr. History Fund provides support for projects at historical organizations throughout the state of Maryland. The goal is to build the long-term resiliency and efficacy of museums, historic sites, and other organizations that make up Maryland’s heritage community. The Miller History Fund is made possible by an annually recurring allocation from the state’s Preservation of Cultural Arts Fund. This fund was proposed by late Senate President Emeritus Thomas V....

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Oct 04 2021

This week you can choose from in-person, virtual, and even hybrid events! Enjoy a tasting or a cooking workshop with Historic London Town and Gardens, take a tour with Hammond-Harwood House, or celebrate resiliency with the Banneker-Douglass Museum. Click on the event title for more information. Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime: “Miss Spider’s Tea Party” Date: Tuesday, October 5Time: Program, 10 – 11 am; Garden Time, 11 – 11:30 amLocation: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street, AnnapolisHost Organization: Historic Annapolis Join Historic Annapolis on select Tuesday mornings for storytime and fun activities...

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