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Author:Hope Stewart

Jan 20 2022

Throughout 2022, Maryland will be celebrating Harriet Tubman all year long as part of "Tubman 200" -- marking two centuries since Harriet Tubman's birth: from 1822 to 2022. Make your heritage site or museum part of the celebration! The Maryland Office of Tourism is ready to market any exhibitions, programs, and special events honoring and celebrating Harriet Tubman, across the state. Got an idea? Let the Maryland Office of Tourism know about your Harriet Tubman 200 Plans. Thinking of a webinar, a public event, or possibly a way to include a...

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Jan 18 2022

We're excited to learn from our partners at the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMMP) that the annual Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning will return to Eastport this year! Read on for more information. “Say goodbye to winter, only deck shoes we wear! Though the socks we burn leave a stink in the air!” So reads the poem recited each year as hundreds of Annapolitans gather around a waterfront bonfire at the Annapolis Maritime Museum to burn the smelliest, winter-worn socks found. After a hiatus during the pandemic, the Annapolis...

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Jan 14 2022

Our partner heritage area, Stories of the Chesapeake, will be hosting an informative webinar series, and you're invited to attend! Learn more below and register today. Webinar schedule: Jan 25, 2022, 1:00, pm - Stories of SuccessFeb 8, 2022, 1:00 pm - Building on Success: Emerging ProjectsFeb. 15, 2022, 1:00 pm - Creating Collaboration for Projects Often heritage stories are told without input or viewpoints from those whose story is being told. Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area seeks to address this issue with a series of workshops, “Nothing About Me Without Me: Making...

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Jan 13 2022

The Maryland State Library Guide to Indigenous Maryland Task Force, coordinated by the Maryland State Library and supported by the Arundel County Public Library, is developing a new educational app and website to teach the general public about Maryland's important local Native American and Indigenous heritage. They are currently collecting information about sites, historical events and community figures (contemporary and historical) that our community would like to see featured in this resource. They are asking for your input with this project! The Guide to Indigenous Maryland will be an engaging...

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Jan 12 2022

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is administering a Community Safety Works grant opportunity for nonprofit facility improvements. Funding will encourage the implementation of crime prevention strategies through physical design improvements, operational activities, and through community vigilance and maintenance. Eligible applicants include Maryland-based nonprofit organizations, including nonprofit faith-based organizations. These organizations may request a maximum grant of $25,000 for facility-related safety improvements that make nonprofit organizations’ facilities, including faith-based nonprofit organizations’ facilities, safer and more defensible.  To be eligible to apply, an applicant must meet all of the following...

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Jan 11 2022

Do you know a preservation project or professional deserving of statewide recognition? Nominations are now open for Maryland Historical Trust's 47th annual Maryland Preservation Awards. Read on for more information! The Maryland Preservation Awards, presented annually by the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Historical Trust, are the highest level of recognition for historic preservation, heritage education, and community development projects in Maryland. The awards honor and celebrate significant achievements by individuals, businesses, contractors, non-profit organizations, local governments, and others who protect, promote, share, and give continued life to the...

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Jan 10 2022

The annual Winter Lecture Series from Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMM) kicks off this week! This year, the lecture series will continue to be virtual. Read on for more information. Cozy up this winter in the comfort of your home with the Virtual Winter Lecture Series, hosted by the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park. Beginning Thursday, January 13th, 2022, join AMM as an intellectual group of authors, professors, and scientists present on eight stimulating and educational topics. Each wintertime lecture showcases a diverse and relevant range of topics, including...

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Dec 06 2021

Holiday events continue this week, especially the chance to do some gift shopping. Support downtown Annapolis businesses at Midnight Madness or local artists through the Muddy Creek Artists Guild. You can also take a break from holiday planning to view the decorations at a special Hammond-Harwood House event. And don't forget, online programs are still an option as well! See what's happening below. Click on the event title for more information. Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime: “Bear Says Thanks” Date: Tuesday, December 7Time: Program, 10 – 11 am; Garden Time, 11 –...

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Nov 30 2021

View our latest “story project” video, below, featuring Sharyn Martin. Sharyn is a docent and member of the Deale Area Historical Society.  When she discovered the African-American Meeting House (1895) at the Herrington Harbour North Historic Village, it became especially close to her because of the significance of that building in the African-American community in the Deale area.  This is Sharyn’s story of the special place this building has in our history and the heritage that is still relevant today. https://youtu.be/-kpYNCxhMrQ Through the Four Rivers Heritage: Story Project, we tell the powerful...

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Nov 29 2021

This week, enjoy a holiday tea, open house, candlelight tour, or even an arts show. Our partners are ready to help you get into the holiday spirit! Click on the event title for more information. Gift from the Arts Holiday Show and Sale Date: December 2-5 Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm Location: South River Colony Main Street Shopping Center, 179 Mitchells Chance Road, EdgewaterHost Organization: Muddy Creek Artists Guild The Muddy Creek Artists Guild cordially invites the public to its annual Holiday Art Show and Sale, “Gifts From the Arts” this December. The pop-up gallery...

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