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20-Year Anniversary

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 a timeline, images of achievements over the years, video links, 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 that was years in the making.  List of MHAA Project Grants, 2001-2021

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  • 2001

    ALTSCHA Certified as a Maryland Heritage Area

    ALTSCHA Certified as a Maryland Heritage Area

    October 1, 2001
    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.
  • 2003

    First CHA to Develop Mini-Grant Program

    First CHA to Develop Mini-Grant Program

    July 11, 2003
    July 2003, First Heritage Area to Develop a Mini-Grant Program; nine FY2004 Mini-Grant Projects Awarded.
  • 2004

    ALTSCHA adopts Four Rivers as Marketing Name

    ALTSCHA adopts Four Rivers as Marketing Name

    April 2, 2004
    ALTSCHA adopts Four Rivers as Marketing Name
    2004. ALTSCHA adopts the marketing name of Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County Heritage Area, or Four Rivers Heritage Area, with new logo.
  • 2011

    Benchmark – Ten Years

    Benchmark – Ten Years

    October 1, 2011
    ALTSCHA marked 10 years of accomplishments since certification in October 2011 with a celebration at the Annual Heritage Awards ceremony.
  • 2021

    Boundary Expansion Approved

    Boundary Expansion Approved

    April 8, 2021
    April 8, 2021. ALTSCHA’s Boundary Amendment Approved by MHAA — Boundary is greatly expanded.
  • 2021

    Benchmark – 20 Years

    Benchmark – 20 Years

    October 1, 2021
    ALTSCHA plans a celebration of its 20-Year Anniversary in October 2021.