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Jan 21 2022

We are so excited to announce that Maryland Day 2022 will take place the weekend of March 25-27, 2022.  This will be the event's 15th year! As always, we have added new sites and events for you to explore with the whole family! We are adding new events as they come in, please use the event website, www.marylandday.org, to view them all and plan your visit! The following sites have committed to participating this year: Annapolis Maritime MuseumAnne Arundel County Public LibrariesAnnearrundell County Free School MuseumBanneker-Douglass MuseumBenson-Hammond HouseCaptain Avery MuseumCharles Carroll HouseChase...

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Jan 21 2022

Interpretive-Signage-Guidelines-AACO-CR-11.2020Download Our colleague Jane Cox (Administrator, Cultural Resources Section, Historic Preservation Program for Anne Arundel County Dept. of Planning and Zoning), shared these Guidelines with us, saying, "With our Interpretive Signs program, we have developed standards for design for historic interpretive signs on County properties (attached here) and we welcome anyone to use these guidelines...

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Jan 14 2022

The MHAA Grant Round for FY2023 is underway! But there is still time to start an application. At a meeting today (January 13th), MHAA staff stated that fewer Intents have been received than are usually submitted by this date, but more applications than ever are expected this year! Please remember that the Intent to Apply must by submitted by Friday, January 28 in order to apply. Please call the heritage area Executive Director, Carol Benson, at 410-627-6018 to discuss your project. Thanks! Read more here. ...

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Jan 11 2022

Four Rivers is pleased to announce our new name as part of our rebranding process! We have selected the name "Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area" as our new name! Many thanks to all our stakeholders who have participated in our process to help us reach this point! The name Chesapeake Crossroads is highly resonant for our Board and staff, and may be for you all as well. There are crossroads, past and present, in our area whose stories should be told. Crossroads connotates much more than crossings, of which we have many: Bay...

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Jan 10 2022

Many people may be wondering how to check whether their heritage site or proposed project is located within the heritage area's approved boundaries (these were expanded in April 2021). Here is the tool to use! Go to Medusa, Maryland's Cultural Resources Information System, https://mht.maryland.gov/secure/medusa/ In the left sidebar, click on "Layers". One of the choices is "Other MHT Base Data." Click on the arrow to the right within this box. Wait until the sublayer "Maryland Heritage Areas" is visible, then click that box to select this layer. Wait until the heritage area names...

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Jan 07 2022

Important news! MHAA has announced the job posting for the position: Administrative Manager I Administrator, Maryland Heritage Areas Program Recruitment #21-005237-0002 The Administrator, in coordination with the program governing board, the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, directs, manages, and supervises the activities of the Maryland Heritage Areas Program.  This position supports the mission of the agency by encouraging economic development through the protection and enhancement of historical, cultural, and natural resources that support heritage tourism activities statewide. This is a Special Appointment position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority. The filing...

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Jan 03 2022

Four Rivers Heritage Area is pleased to offer FREE One-Hour Sessions of Technical Assistance for First-Time MHAA Grant Applicants in the Heritage Area! If you are planning a project and would be a first-time applicant to the MHAA grant program -- and are not sure how to get started with the Intent to Apply or the Application -- then this is for you! Beginning the week of January 10, 2022, the Four Rivers Heritage Area will be offering FREE one-hour sessions of assistance to new applicants who have questions about the...

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Jan 03 2022

We are hiring! As our workload expands, the Four Rivers Heritage Area is looking to fill a temporary part-time position for a Contractual Coordinator, with a great opportunity for advancement for the right person! Our fast-paced small office seeks an energetic problem-solver who is well-versed in Microsoft Office, Wordpress, social media, and more! An interest in heritage programming and grants management is a plus. Must be flexible and a "people-person"! Work will be both virtual and in-person in the office as COVID protocols allow. If interested, please send a cover...

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Dec 20 2021

This was a milestone year in the Four Rivers Heritage Area! We announced our economic impact, expanded our boundaries, welcomed new partners, funded new projects, celebrated our 20th Anniversary, and embarked on a rebranding process! We'll be sure to announce our NEXT big news here on our website, so stay tuned! ...

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