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January 2022

Jan 21 2022

We are so excited to announce that Maryland Day 2022 will take place the weekend of March 25-27, 2022.  This will be the event's 15th year! As always, we have added new sites and events for you to explore with the whole family! We are adding new events as they come in, please use the event website, www.marylandday.org, to view them all and plan your visit! The following sites have committed to participating this year: Annapolis Maritime MuseumAnne Arundel County Public LibrariesAnnearrundell County Free School MuseumBanneker-Douglass MuseumBenson-Hammond HouseCaptain Avery MuseumCharles Carroll HouseChase...

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Jan 21 2022

Interpretive-Signage-Guidelines-AACO-CR-11.2020Download Our colleague Jane Cox (Administrator, Cultural Resources Section, Historic Preservation Program for Anne Arundel County Dept. of Planning and Zoning), shared these Guidelines with us, saying, "With our Interpretive Signs program, we have developed standards for design for historic interpretive signs on County properties (attached here) and we welcome anyone to use these guidelines...

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Jan 20 2022

Throughout 2022, Maryland will be celebrating Harriet Tubman all year long as part of "Tubman 200" -- marking two centuries since Harriet Tubman's birth: from 1822 to 2022. Make your heritage site or museum part of the celebration! The Maryland Office of Tourism is ready to market any exhibitions, programs, and special events honoring and celebrating Harriet Tubman, across the state. Got an idea? Let the Maryland Office of Tourism know about your Harriet Tubman 200 Plans. Thinking of a webinar, a public event, or possibly a way to include a...

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Jan 18 2022

We're excited to learn from our partners at the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMMP) that the annual Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning will return to Eastport this year! Read on for more information. “Say goodbye to winter, only deck shoes we wear! Though the socks we burn leave a stink in the air!” So reads the poem recited each year as hundreds of Annapolitans gather around a waterfront bonfire at the Annapolis Maritime Museum to burn the smelliest, winter-worn socks found. After a hiatus during the pandemic, the Annapolis...

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Jan 14 2022

Our partner heritage area, Stories of the Chesapeake, will be hosting an informative webinar series, and you're invited to attend! Learn more below and register today. Webinar schedule: Jan 25, 2022, 1:00, pm - Stories of SuccessFeb 8, 2022, 1:00 pm - Building on Success: Emerging ProjectsFeb. 15, 2022, 1:00 pm - Creating Collaboration for Projects Often heritage stories are told without input or viewpoints from those whose story is being told. Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area seeks to address this issue with a series of workshops, “Nothing About Me Without Me: Making...

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Jan 14 2022

The MHAA Grant Round for FY2023 is underway! But there is still time to start an application. At a meeting today (January 13th), MHAA staff stated that fewer Intents have been received than are usually submitted by this date, but more applications than ever are expected this year! Please remember that the Intent to Apply must by submitted by Friday, January 28 in order to apply. Please call the heritage area Executive Director, Carol Benson, at 410-627-6018 to discuss your project. Thanks! Read more here. ...

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Jan 13 2022

The Maryland State Library Guide to Indigenous Maryland Task Force, coordinated by the Maryland State Library and supported by the Arundel County Public Library, is developing a new educational app and website to teach the general public about Maryland's important local Native American and Indigenous heritage. They are currently collecting information about sites, historical events and community figures (contemporary and historical) that our community would like to see featured in this resource. They are asking for your input with this project! The Guide to Indigenous Maryland will be an engaging...

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Jan 12 2022

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is administering a Community Safety Works grant opportunity for nonprofit facility improvements. Funding will encourage the implementation of crime prevention strategies through physical design improvements, operational activities, and through community vigilance and maintenance. Eligible applicants include Maryland-based nonprofit organizations, including nonprofit faith-based organizations. These organizations may request a maximum grant of $25,000 for facility-related safety improvements that make nonprofit organizations’ facilities, including faith-based nonprofit organizations’ facilities, safer and more defensible.  To be eligible to apply, an applicant must meet all of the following...

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Jan 11 2022

Four Rivers is pleased to announce our new name as part of our rebranding process! We have selected the name "Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area" as our new name! Many thanks to all our stakeholders who have participated in our process to help us reach this point! The name Chesapeake Crossroads is highly resonant for our Board and staff, and may be for you all as well. There are crossroads, past and present, in our area whose stories should be told. Crossroads connotates much more than crossings, of which we have many: Bay...

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