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Sep 17 2020

From our Friends at American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), from their Weekly Bulletin of September 15: "September 15-October 15 is celebrated as National Hispanic Heritage Month, and although the event is sometimes debated, we want to share a few key resources on Latinx history curated by the Teaching Tolerance blog to enrich your learning. Read more." There are Classroom Resources, Lesson Plans, and more, and we discovered that the "Teaching Tolerance" website is a must-see! Enjoy!...

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Sep 10 2020

Four Rivers Heritage Area is pleased to announce the availability of our Fall FY21 Mini-Grants! NOTE: This year only (FY2021), due to COVID-19, the heritage areas have been authorized by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority to allow applicants to use mini-grant funds for operating expenses. Emergency Operating Mini-Grant requests will be considered from eligible nonprofit heritage tourism organizations located within the boundaries of the Four Rivers Heritage Area. Organizations may apply for a conventional Non-Capital Project Mini-Grant OR an Emergency Operating Mini-Grant; they may not apply for both. Visit the Mini-Grants tab on our...

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Sep 09 2020

Our colleague, Ennis Barbery Smith, has shared this recent article she published on the MHT Blog: At its July 2020 meeting, the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) made a substantial change to matching fund requirements, eliminating the longstanding 75% cash match requirement for all MHAA grants. Instead, MHAA will accept any combination of cash and in-kind match to fulfill the one-to-one matching requirement going forward. This change means that organizations are permitted to match MHAA grants with primarily volunteer time and donated services and materials, if that form of match makes sense for the proposed project. Importantly, MHAA staff and the local heritage areas hope that this change will...

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Sep 01 2020

Do you know a great heritage practitioner? Perhaps a valuable staff member or dedicated volunteer you would like to publicly acknowledge? Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County seeks nominations for its Seventeenth Annual Heritage Awards. 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. In 2020, nominations are invited in ten different categories, including Heritage Tourism Product Award, Heritage Volunteer Award, Heritage Partnership Award, Heritage Professional of the Year, Heritage...

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Aug 27 2020

Our friends at Preservation Maryland have shared the following: "One hundred years ago today, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was signed into law and officially granted over 20 million American women the right to vote. In recognition of the struggles and achievements of a once disenfranchised majority, Preservation Maryland is honored to present our contribution to the national efforts illuminating this important history: Ballot & Beyond.  "Through 'Ballot & Beyond,' Preservation Maryland is using our 21th-century tools and an inclusive historic approach to elevate the complex history of Maryland’s...

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Aug 17 2020

Governor Hogan is allocating $50 million to the Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative (NORI) to assist nonprofit organizations whose critical operations have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and state-of-emergency. Round II of funding is now open and will close August 21 at 12:00pm a​​t the latest; the portal may close if and when grant requests exceed available funding. If you were unable to apply during the first round, you now have another opportunity. ​ The funding will be administered through FOUR funding applications administered as follows by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) or...

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Aug 17 2020

Although we don’t have any in-person events to highlight this week in the Four Rivers Heritage Area, here are some educational and informative webinars you’re not going to want to miss. Click the event title for links to each event’s page. Partner Webinars Earth Optimism Panel: Building Climate-Resilient Communities on the Coast Date: Tuesday, August 18 Time: 7:00-8:30 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Tens of millions of Americans make their homes in coastal cities. How these cities adapt to rising seas will determine their futures in the 21st century. In this webinar...

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Aug 13 2020

The General Development Plan (GDP) is Anne Arundel County’s comprehensive plan to guide land use in the County, capitalize on its assets and conserve critical resources. Adopted by the County Council, the GDP establishes policies and recommendations to guide land use decisions over a 20-year planning timeframe. Community engagement is critical! In order to promote continued public participation in this year’s Plan 2040, the County has developed Plan2040 Community [email protected] This interactive website gives the public the opportunity to review draft elements of Plan2040 and provide your comments. Plan2040 includes four...

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Aug 12 2020

Lately, we’ve been excited to watch Annapolis becoming more colorful with the addition of new murals and public art.  During this time of social distancing, several new projects have helped to bring our community closer together, and even into the national spotlight. The first is by Annapolis local artist Comacell Brown, who designed a mural dedicated to Carlester Smith, Annapolis’s legendary “Walking Man,” known for his fast-walking and trash-collecting activities along local streets for decades, stretching back some 40 years. Located on the side wall of Pinkey’s Liquors in outer West...

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Aug 12 2020

We look forward to resuming our efforts to keep you informed, but as we work to upgrade the site to make it faster and more efficient, we are saving our newest content until the completion of the upgrade. There's still much going on, as you might expect in an area as vibrant as this one. Please check back once we are finished, later this week, many thanks!...

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