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Author:Hope Stewart

Mar 27 2020

Looking for a quick way to make a difference? Below, find four surveys for different audiences that are intended to utilize collected information to find the best way to support arts nonprofits, heritage sites, small businesses, and others during and after this pandemic. Take a moment to check the details, fill out a survey, and help guide our community’s crisis response. Maryland Heritage Areas Program COVID-19 Impacts on Maryland's Cultural Heritage Organizations The Maryland Heritage Areas Program and MHT are seeking information about the economic and human impacts of the current health crisis – the...

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Mar 25 2020

What's a heritage buff to do when lectures are cancelled and museums are closed? There’s always something new to learn and explore! Podcasts can bring interesting and informative stories to you wherever you are. Here are some history and heritage-related podcasts certain to keep you entertained. Click on the title of each podcast to learn more. Preservation Maryland’s PreserveCast Since launching in 2017, PreserveCast is the most popular historic preservation podcast with a growing group of listeners. Each Monday, your host Nick Redding interviews industry leaders in preservation with an interesting story...

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Mar 24 2020

Due to both voluntary and government mandated closings, unanticipated economic hardship, and the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, now is a challenging time for nonprofits. Below are a couple of financing options intended to support organizations until normal operations can resume. Maryland Department of Commerce Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund (NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS) This COVID-19 Emergency Relief $50M Grant Fund offers working capital to assist Maryland small businesses and nonprofits with disrupted operations due to COVID-19. Grant assistance is intended to provide interim relief complementing actions with its...

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May 08 2018

The Four Rivers Heritage Area works to nurture and promote Stewardship, Land Conservation, and the Preservation of our Built Environment. Have you seen our video about Land Conservation and Stewardship, entitled, “Our Stories: Land Conservation Successes in Anne Arundel County”? The video grew out of a stewardship initiative of the Four Rivers Heritage Area entitled, “What’s Your View?” and was funded in part by a grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. The videography team was DMH Video Production, Darren Heater and Brittany Mercer, and was shot on location at various...

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Nov 17 2017

Support your community by shopping local this holiday season! Below are some opportunities to patronize local businesses and buy from local farmers during the months of November and December. Downtown Annapolis Partnership will be supporting Small Business Saturday on November 25, 2017.  Small Business Saturday has become an annual event for our Annapolis business districts.  Traditionally held on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, the day is devoted to supporting your local independent retailer. Look for special events in each district to encourage you to Shop your favorite local small retailers. Downton Annapolis Partnership...

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Nov 16 2017

On November 14, Four Rivers sponsored a workshop by Mark Hildebrand of Make Your Mark Media about the new Annapolis history "wiki," called Annapolis Past Port. Over the summer, Mark worked with several STEM students from AACPS to develop the basic form and function of this cutting-edge technology resource. Utilizing the same open-source application used by Wikipedia, the wiki is planned to serve as a repository for local stories, photographs, documents, and much more. The goal of the project is to make local historical content free and available to anyone...

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Nov 16 2017

Federal Historic Tax Credit Endangered reblogged from The Maryland Historical Trust Blog Last week, following release of the tax reform bill by the Ways and Means Committee in the House of Representatives, Maryland residents began reaching out to our office, alarmed that changes to the tax code could impact historic preservation projects in their communities.  The draft bill eliminates one of preservation’s most valuable tools – the federal historic tax credit. Introduced in 1976, the federal historic tax credit has supported over 42,000 rehabilitation projects nationwide. This number includes 505 projects completed in Maryland between...

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