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Apr 09 2021

Important Update: Our application was approved! The new boundary (in reality, multiple trails, areas and parcels) is now approved, and these new sites and areas are part of our heritage area. Original post: We appreciate the public interest in our pending Boundary Amendment application, which would expand, and nearly double, the size of our state-certified heritage area. Click here for a downloadable map: Four Rivers Boundary Expansion Map Read the Application here: ALTSCHA Boundary Application April 2021. Watch a recording of the Public Hearing Livestream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHffK7StcYA Below is the text of the presentation given by our...

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Mar 04 2021

A recording of the Site Directors and Managers Summit that Four Rivers hosted on February 17 is now available to view. This roundtable-style meeting includes updates from many key sites and partners in the heritage area. Please use this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/jVocDTx7Sp_jz-jpN8uqC1pInL6TRbUgJX9gC1_ccrNznEar8sAi0t1O9H10QvZ6.ujDoujCJ9TNviXbr?startTime=1613658605000 NOTE: The required passcode is: [email protected]

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Feb 15 2021

The Mitchell Gallery of St. John's College is closed to the public this spring, but it remains active with online exhibitions and programming. The current exhibit is "A. AUBREY BODINE: OUR TOWN -- A Collection of Mid-20th Century Photographs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County" A. Aubrey Bodine (1906–1970), although probably best remembered for his association with the Baltimore Sun, was among the early Pictorialist photographers—an aesthetic movement that emphasized romantic beauty over documented reality. This exhibition of more than 20 photographs features urban and rural vignettes that expand beyond the city “beat” to include...

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Jan 26 2021

Four Rivers is pleased to share our 2020 Annual Report. As we are sure is true for us all, 2020 had two periods: Pre-COVID and Post-COVID. Read about the grants awarded, Heritage Awards honorees, sponsorships, and more. As we write 2020 into the books, we look forward to much more to come in 2021! Download the report here: Newsletter 44 and 2020 Annual Report...

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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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