This year, in October 2021, ALTSCHA will mark our 20-Year Anniversary of Certification as one of Maryland’s Heritage Areas.
Watch this page for lists of our achievements over the years, video links, grant funding, and much more, sharing past milestones and benchmarks as we prepare for the big event!
To start, we highlight the many projects in the heritage area that have benefited by MHAA funding. Please note that some projects have received grants for multiple phases of a project years in the making. The Four Rivers Mini-Grants have been funded jointly by MHAA, City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Four Rivers, and Mini-Grantee match. Download the lists here: MHAA Grants by Year, MHAA Grants by Grantee, Mini-Grants by Year, Mini-Grants by Grantee. Download the Summary Grid of all Grants (FY2002-2022) here: Summary-PIG-Grid-All-w-color-updated-August-25-2021.
October 2001: ALTSCHA completes the final requirements to become certified as a Maryland heritage area in October, 2001. This means that grants from organizations in the heritage area became eligible for MHAA funding.
July 2003, First Heritage Area to Develop a Mini-Grant Program; nine FY2004 Mini-Grant Projects Awarded.
ALTSCHA marked 10 years of accomplishments since certification in October 2011 with a celebration at the Annual Heritage Awards ceremony and a VIDEO created by the City of Annapolis.
In February 2013, the organization created a descriptive video for Visit Annapolis to share about our heritage area and our partners
In October 2014, our organization published a video featuring “Stewardship Success Stories,” to encourage rural land preservation efforts by property owners
In February 2018, a pilot video was created for the proposed Four Rivers “Story Project.” The YouTube (and website) video featured Gertrude Makell
In June 2019, as part of the virtual experiences planned for the “Maryland Day Unpaused” collaborative effort (during the restrictions of COVID), staff created a YouTube video presentation
April 8, 2021. ALTSCHA’s Boundary Amendment Approved by MHAA — Boundary is greatly expanded.
ALTSCHA plans a celebration of its 20-Year Anniversary on November 4, 2021.