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Sep 10 2021

We are excited to share this news! "Founding Freedoms: The Essential American Documents" is a special exhibition open at the Maryland State House now through November 14. Historic Annapolis, in partnership with philanthropist and Maryland native David M. Rubenstein and the Maryland State Archives, presents a special exhibition this fall at the Maryland State House. The Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights have secured the liberties of Americans for almost 250 years. "Founding Freedoms: The Essential American Documents" is a rare opportunity to view important 18th-...

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Sep 07 2021

As we start the fall season, we are pleased to annnounce our Mini-Grant Program, the Call for Nominations for our Heritage Awards, the upcoming planning meeting for Maryland Day 2022 (dates are March 25-27, 2022), and key stakeholder meetings you won't want to miss. Fall 2021 (FY2022) Mini-Grant Opportunity Announced Four Rivers Heritage Area is pleased to announce the start of our Fall FY22 Mini-Grant round! Visit the Mini-Grants tab on our Grants page to access the Application and Guidelines. Click on the Mini-Grants tab. Applications in the new grant cycle are...

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Sep 01 2021

For the third year, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has declared September as International Underground Railroad Month, recognizing the state as the "most powerful Underground Railroad storytelling destination in the world." It’s also the month when Harriet Tubman made her first attempt to escape slavery (Sept. 17) and when Frederick Douglass self-liberated himself in Baltimore (Sept. 3). Learn more here: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/undergroundrailroad/international-underground-railroad-month.htm As part of the month's activities the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program welcomes submissions for their first Network to Freedom Photo Contest. The Network to Freedom Program is...

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Aug 31 2021

We have recently learned from Museum Director, Chanel Compton, that the Banneker-Douglass Museum plans to restore and display this important mural depicting Benjamin Banneker and Andrew Ellicott; it was originally displayed in the Maryland House Travel Plaza. To read more and learn how you can become involved, click on the link below to download your copy of this flyer. 8.31.2021-BDM-Mural-Project-Description-FINALDownload ...

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Aug 31 2021

Four Rivers Heritage Area is pleased to announce the availability of our Fall FY22 Mini-Grants! Visit the Mini-Grants tab on our Grants page to access the Application and Guidelines. Click on the Mini-Grants tab.  Applications in the new grant cycle are due by October 6 and funding decisions will be announced by October 29, 2021. These Mini-Grants are available for new heritage and preservation-related programs, activities, products, and events. We encourage Mini-Grant proposals that include collaborative partnerships and enhanced heritage tourism, preservation, and/or the stewardship of historical, cultural, and natural resources. Non-profit organizations and municipalities are eligible to apply...

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Aug 30 2021

Do you know a great heritage practitioner? Perhaps a valuable staff member or dedicated volunteer you would like to publicly acknowledge? Four Rivers Heritage Area seeks nominations for its Eighteenth 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 2021, nominations are invited in ten categories, including Heritage Tourism Product Award, Heritage Volunteer Award, Heritage Partnership Award, Heritage Professional of the Year, Heritage Interpreter of the Year, Legacy Award, and Public/Private Initiative...

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Aug 30 2021

We have just learned from our contact Kathy Gramp in Herring Bay that the Advocates for Herring Bay (AHB) have printed 800 copies of Herring Bay: Landscapes and Legacies, a short booklet prepared in conjunction with the Scenic Rivers Land Trust under a grant from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.  This is an informative, well-written and fully-illustrated booklet about this area's rich past. A PDF of the booklet is available on AHB's website (www.herringbay.org). Here is a direct link to download your copy: http://herringbay.org/pdfs/HerringBayFinal-Landscapes&Legacies.pdf Thank you for sharing your news, Kathy, and congratulations!...

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Aug 03 2021

Save these dates! The next Maryland Day Celebration Weekend in the Four Rivers Heritage Area will take place on March 25-27, 2022! The coming year's event will be the 15th year! This is a collaborative event for partner sites to offer events and activities to the public for $1 or free throughout the weekend! Please "stay tuned" for more details and updated lists if participating partners as the planning contonues throughout the fall. Contact our office at [email protected] if your organization would like to join in the fun, many thanks!...

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Jul 27 2021

Four Rivers is looking for a dynamic self-starter to join our team! Significant potential for advancement for the right person. Heritage Programs Coordinator -- Part-time Four Rivers Heritage Area, Arundel Center, 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 [email protected] Four Rivers Heritage Area (one of Maryland’s thirteen certified heritage areas), a nonprofit organization with its office in Annapolis, seeks a part-time Heritage Programs Coordinator. Excellent interpersonal, writing, and communications skills are essential. Grants, tourism, museum, nonprofit management, and preservation experience are preferred. The Heritage Programs Coordinator works under the supervision of the Executive Director. This is...

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Jul 26 2021

In a change from our customary practice, the Four Rivers Heritage Area plans a Site Directors Summit in the fall! Please save the date of Tuesday, September 21 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for our Site Directors Summit. This meeting will be virtual, via Zoom. Because of the many new partners, reopenings, and new exhibits and programs in the works, we think September is the perfect time to convene our group for this important exchange of information. Please save the date and watch your inbox for more details to come,...

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