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Author:Carol Benson

Mar 18 2020

Four Rivers joins with Anne Arundel County’s Office of Planning and Zoning and the Lost Towns Project to share a new “virtual trail” exploring our area’s African American history and heritage. This resource is entitled, “African-American Voices, Memories and Places: A Four Rivers Heritage Trail.” The online “trail” highlights nearly 200 historic sites about African American life in Anne Arundel County’s Four Rivers Heritage Area. The project was created by local and professional historians, genealogists, and citizens. Funding was provided in part through a grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority....

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Feb 13 2020

Four Rivers Heritage Area is a non-profit organization with its office in Annapolis. The organization seeks to hire a part-time Heritage Programs Coordinator. This individual should be highly creative, have excellent interpersonal and communications skills, pay careful attention to detail, and have a Master’s degree in a heritage-related field. We are looking for someone with experience in grants, tourism, museum/nonprofit management, and preservation. The Heritage Programs Coordinator works under the supervision of the Executive Director. This is a part-time position (14 hours per week to start), with some limited flexibility...

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Feb 12 2020

[video width="1280" height="720" mp4="https://fourriversheri.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Adobe_Spark_Video-1.mp4"][/video] Great news! A box full of marketing-related books for nonprofits has recently been donated to Four Rivers, and these are available for FREE to any of our partners on a first-come, first-served basis! The video below highlights the book covers. Please call our office if you would like one -- or several -- of these excellent reads! We can be reached at 410-222-1805 or send an e-mail to [email protected], thanks!...

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Oct 29 2019

Four Rivers Heritage Area held its Sixteenth Annual Heritage Awards on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. 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. ...

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Sep 20 2019

On September 5, Four Rivers Heritage Area's Education Committee presented a workshop entitled, "Decolonizing our Museums: Perspectives on Diversifying Our Narratives" at Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, in Edgewater. The Education Committee has collected the following supplemental readings list to aid in discussion of this important topic. Museum July-August 2019 issue, Theme: Deconstructing Power (entire issue) History News, Winter 2019 issue (Vol. 74.1) , Theme: Slavery and Public History (entire issue) AASLH Technical Leaflet #285 (2019): Engaging Descendant Communities in the Interpretation of Slavery: A Rubric of Best Practices ...

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