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Author:Hope Stewart

Sep 18 2020

Wondering what's happening in the Four Rivers Heritage Area this weekend? We've got everything from plein air painting to garden tours! Paint Annapolis is back in Annapolis! Professional artists will be painting in and around the beautiful historic city of Annapolis, Maryland, from Sunday, September 20 to Thursday, September 24. For 19 years, Paint Annapolis has been a premier painting event, bringing artists and the community together to share in the beauty of outdoor painting. The event is designed to explore in paint the colonial architecture, marine atmosphere, and overall energy...

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Sep 16 2020

Awards season is coming up! If you know an outstanding heritage or historic preservation practitioner, be sure to nominate them for one of the special recognition opportunities below. Click on each awards name for more information. Four Rivers Heritage Area Heritage Awards 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. Completed nominations must include a brief...

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Sep 14 2020

This week in the Four Rivers Heritage Area we're pleased to highlight some virtual lectures for you to enjoy. Start by continuing the commemoration of International Underground Railroad Month by following the journey of Harriet Tubman and other champions of freedom. Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Lecture – Tubman Travels: Underground Railroad Journeys and Life Lessons from Tubman, Douglass, and Other Champions of Freedom Date: Tuesday, September 15 Time: 7:00-8:00 pm Location: Online/Zoom Host Organization: Historic Annapolis Maryland’s Eastern Shore was home to two American heroes of the...

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Sep 08 2020

Even with the shortened week our partners are busy offering us a lot of activities to enjoy! Take your pick of virtual or in-person events. Celebrate the arts in Annapolis, kick-off National Underground Railroad Month in Anne Arundel County, and much more. Mark your calendars now for this week’s highlights. Click on the event title for more information. Learning at London Town: What’s in a Tree? Dates/Times:Wednesday, September 9, 1:00 - 3:00 pm/Saturday, September 12, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: In-person educational event, Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown...

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Sep 04 2020

Thank you to Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County for providing the following information about local commemorations of International Underground Railroad Month! For the second consecutive year, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed September International Underground Railroad Month. The statewide commemoration salutes all who worked to end slavery and pave the way for the more comprehensive civil rights movement that followed in the United States. Annapolis and Anne Arundel county attractions and historical sites are among many across the state that have helped earn Maryland the designation of being the most powerful...

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Sep 03 2020

Preservation Maryland’s Best of Maryland Awards shine a spotlight on the tireless work of volunteers, architects, artisans, and legislators doing the essential work of protecting the places that make Maryland such a special place to live, work, explore - and celebrate. We’d like to especially recognize the awardees located within the Four Rivers Heritage Area! The Maryland Department of General Services - Winner of the Stewardship Award. Under the direction of the Maryland Department of General Services, one of Annapolis’s historic post offices just underwent a world-class and comprehensive adaptive reuse program...

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Sep 02 2020

Museums across the United States have a few opportunities in the coming months to apply for grants from the nation’s primary source of federal museum funding. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is now accepting applications for the following grant programs (click on the grant name for more information): Museums for America Grant Amount: $5,000–$250,000 Program Overview: The Museums for America program supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. Inspire! Grants for Small Museums Grant Amount: $5,000–$50,000 Program Overview: Inspire! Grants for Small Museums is a special initiative...

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Aug 31 2020

Looking for something to do before or during the holiday weekend? This week in the Four Rivers Heritage Area it's all about art and artists! Virtual lectures by Historic Annapolis are still going strong! This week, join them for Virtual Lecture on Annapolis and Colonial Painters on Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 pm. Some of the most well-known Colonial artists regularly worked in Annapolis. Join Curator of Collections, Robin Matty, for this intimate look not only at the people portrayed, but also the artists who painted them. Discover why prominent members...

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Aug 28 2020

Reminder, the following grants through the State of Maryland are still open and accepting applications for eligible nonprofits. Deadlines are coming up soon in September (one closes early next week) so be sure to apply while funds are available! Click on the grant title for more information. Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative (NORI) Grant Funding Organization: Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Deadline: The application portal will close September 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM a​​t the latest; the portal may close if and when grant requests exceed available funding. Guidelines: The Maryland Department of Housing...

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Aug 26 2020

Anne Arundel Encourages Residents to Appreciate Local History The first round of roadside “Historic Markers” were installed earlier this year, with little fanfare amid the immediate public health threat posed by COVID-19 in March. Today, Anne Arundel County wants its residents to get outside, enjoy fresh air and visit local historical sites, while social distancing during staycations spent more safely closer to home. The historic marker program, developed by the Cultural Resources Division, Office of Planning and Zoning, is designed to raise public awareness about some of the County’s most significant historic...

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