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Jan 22 2021

Results of State-Funded Study Announced ANNAPOLIS, January 21, 2021 –Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA), the governing body of the Maryland Heritage Areas Program, today released the results of a study that estimates the contribution of the Four Rivers Heritage Area to the statewide economy to be more than $244.8 million, and 3,469 jobs. “At Four Rivers Heritage Area our top priority is the development of heritage tourism, but it is important to note that Four Rivers Heritage Area also plays a vital role in both the state and the regional economies. Our...

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Jan 21 2021

Study measures economic contributions, job support, and tax impact (January 21, 2021) ANNAPOLIS, MD — Maryland’s 13 heritage areas, funded through the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) and overseen by the Maryland Heritage Area Authority (MHAA) generated a total impact on the state’s economy of more than $2.4 billion in FY19, according to an economic contribution analysis released today. The study further concluded that the economic activity of MHAA supported or sustained 33,815 jobs throughout the state. “Maryland’s investment in MHAA is generating a valuable economic impact on the region and helping support...

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Jan 20 2021

"What is CLIO? Clio is your guide to the history and culture around you. We have 38407 historical entries from all across the country. 346 new entries have been added and 466 entries have been improved in the last 30 days." -- from the Clio website, www.theclio.com Four Rivers may be able to use Clio for a virtual tour of the new areas to be added to the heritage area as part of our Boundary Amendment. Some of our heritage sites may want to use Clio to create tours of their site. Here is the message Four Rivers...

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Jan 05 2021

The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) has announced that it is now seeking applications for its FY 2022 grants cycle. The next MHAA Live Webinar for Grant Applicants is this Thursday, January 7 at 10:00 am. There is a recorded webinar available to watch, click here to view it. The information shared does not change in the webinars, but you might want the chance to ask questions in a live webinar. This year, the MHAA staff is holding "Office Hours" to answer grant questions, find the hours here. For first-time applicants, here is an overview: MHAA provides dollar-for-dollar matching grants for...

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Dec 30 2020

The Annapolis, London Town & South County Heritage Area, Inc., (ALTSCHA, Inc.), dba the Four Rivers Heritage Area, is a tax-exempt non-profit organization. All donations received are used for collaborative programs and grants to support our partners. Many people no longer itemize their taxes, but this year there is a special consideration for deductions of contributions to tax-exempt non-profit organizations even if you do not itemize! Because we are a tax-exempt non-profit, your contribution is tax-deductible. For 2020, the CARES Act will allow you to take a $300 charitable donation deduction ($600 per...

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Nov 04 2020

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces nine new mini-grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our FY21 mini-grant opportunity.      The grants awarded this fall totaled $27,420 for overall projects of $85,558. This matching mini-grants program, made possible through financial support from the City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, leverages other funding to assist local heritage related non-profit organizations to create new programs, activities, and events that build upon heritage-based interpretive themes, foster collaborative...

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Sep 29 2020

On September 22, there was an online panel discussion entitled, "Race, Unrest, and the Role of Heritage Areas and the Museum Field," organized by the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area, in partnership with the Coalition of Heritage Areas and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. If you missed the panel discussion and wish to view it, you can view the recording on the Maryland Milestones/ATHA YouTube page here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0lo0SpUDwQ&t=16s The panel discussion was planned as a follow-up to an important webinar/discussion that took place during the American Alliance of Museums annual...

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Sep 23 2020

On September 23, 2020, Four Rivers held its FY2021 Mini-Grant Workshop online via Zoom. View the recording here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=nA_3KFEl2F8 -- The recording is 46 minutes long. View the PowerPoint Slides here: MIni-Grant Workshop FY2021 (Fall 2020) Visit our Mini-Grants page to download the Application and Guidelines. Applicants who did not attend the zoom session must watch the video recording, thanks -- and best of luck!...

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