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Author:Hope Stewart

Sep 30 2020

Fall is always a  busy time for conferences. Though we'll miss the opportunity to connect with our colleagues in-person this year, moving events online means it's easier for all of us to participate in, and benefit from, these key discussions in our field. Small Museum Association Webinars Theme: "Museums Respond to Crisis" Instead of an Annual Conference, this year the Small Museum Association will be holding a series of monthly webinars around their theme, "Museums Respond to Crisis." The next webinar, Budgeting in Times of Crises and Uncertainty, is Thursday, October 1, from 1:00-2:00...

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Sep 28 2020

This week, we're excited to highlight a variety of new events presented by our partners, including an entire week dedicated to electric vehicles! Learn more below and kick off the week by going green. Annapolis Green It's National Drive Electric Week! Join Annapolis Green as they mark this week with eco-friendly events. First, come out for Kick Gas! – EVs Hit the Avenue – An Electrifying Evening of Cars on Wednesday, September 30 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The event will be held in the Maryland Avenue Recovery Zone. EVs will be parked on...

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Sep 25 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month continues! Last week we shared with you National Hispanic Heritage Month resources from AASLH. Here are some ways you can celebrate in Anne Arundel County. Anne Arundel Community College Join AACC in celebrating the history, culture and traditions that define the Hispanic community and its future as a group. Take this month as an opportunity to reflect on Hispanic Americans' service and contributions to the history of our nation. Customs and traditions always will be part of the Hispanic population. AACC has provided access to informative videos, history, cooking, movies...

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Sep 24 2020

Are you interested in learning more about the diverse and symbolic images present in our local historic cemeteries? Anne Arundel Genealogical Society offers a new guide to Anne Arundel County Cemetery Art. This publication was prepared by Christine N. Simmons and made possible through a grant from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and the the Trader Foundation For Maryland Burial Sites, a group that funds cemetery projects in Maryland. The goal of the project is to show examples of the variety of artwork that can be found in Anne...

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Sep 23 2020

The Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism is soliciting applications for 2021-2022 AmeriCorps State funding. AmeriCorps program grants fund service activities that address a variety of critical needs in the community. Grants are used for service activities that address critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.   Note: this opportunity is for groups who want a large number of volunteers through Americorps, rather than a single volunteer.  Concept Paper Required The first required step to apply for the AmeriCorps program grant is the submission of a Concept Paper. Concept Papers will be reviewed within two...

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Sep 21 2020

There's a lot happening in the Four Rivers Heritage Area this week, so we'll get straight into this week's offerings! Click on the event title for more information. Four Rivers Fall Mini-Grant Workshop Date: Wednesday, September 23 Time: 2:00 p.m. Location: Online/Zoom Host Organization: Four Rivers Heritage Area If you're planning on submitting an application, for a Fall Mini-grant, you must attend or watch the webinar recording. Join the Four Rivers Heritage Area for this free workshop to learn all about the FY2021 Mini-Grant Process. During this presentation by Carol Benson, Four...

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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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