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Author:Hope Stewart

May 10 2017

The United States Naval Academy has long played an important role in the history and heritage of Annapolis. May particularly brings a week of tradition and ceremony as USNA celebrates its graduating class. Commissioning Week involves a full week of celebratory events beginning Friday, May 19, 2017 and culminating with graduation day at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Friday, May 26, 2017. Even if you don't know anyone graduating from the Academy this year, Commissioning Week offers a host of events, some available to the public, that provide a taste of the history and tradition of...

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May 10 2017

Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations (StEPs) is offered by the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) as a self-study program designed specifically for small- to mid-sized history organizations, including volunteer-run institutions. Through a workbook, online resources, and an online community, organizations enrolled in StEPS assess their policies and practices and benchmark themselves against national museum standards. The workbook is organized into six sections that can be used in any order, according to your organization’s individual needs and priorities, including: Mission, Vision, & Governance Audience Interpretation Stewardship of...

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Apr 12 2017

Last week Four Rivers Heritage Area staff participated in a StEPs Lab webinar, “Steps to Environmental Sustainability,” offered by the American Association for State and Local History. Now we would love to share with our partners some steps you can take to implement environmentally sustainable practices while improving your relevance within the community. So what is “sustainability”? According to webinar leader Sarah Sutton, sustainability means caring for today’s resources so future needs can be met and present life conditions improved. It is about conservation and protection, so museums and heritage sites are...

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Mar 01 2017

The Four Rivers Education Committee is happy to share important resources with partners. Accessibility New! Information on the languages that AACPS students speak at home. AACPS Language Information Notes from Accessibility Matters! speaker Robert Forloney: “Here are materials that might be useful for the participants at the ADA/accessibility workshop. These are among the best that I pointed out but there are many more I mentioned available to download on-line by PDF. Always happy to assist the group in their efforts to improve the visitor experience.” [su_list icon="icon: caret-right"] Design-for-Accessibility – A Cultural Administrator’s Handbook Smithsonian Guidelines For Accessible...

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Dec 20 2016

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces two upcoming grant opportunities. The fiscal year 2018 Maryland Heritage Areas Authority grant round is under way. Capital and non-capital Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) matching project grants of up to $100,000 are available through Four Rivers for projects that are heritage-related. Award amounts typically range from a maximum $50,000 for non-capital and programming projects and a maximum of $100,000 for capital projects. All grants must be matched in an amount at least equal to...

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Dec 19 2016

Four Rivers Heritage Area is pleased to announce two grant opportunities this spring! FY18 Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) Grant Application The application materials for the FY 2018 grant round are now available on the Maryland Historical Trust’s website: http://mht.maryland.gov/grants.shtml – (use Internet Explorer, Firefox or another browser that is not Chrome). NOTE: Click on the “To begin a new application, Click here” link in the middle of the page to begin an Intent to Apply form. As in previous years, applicants will begin with the Intent to Apply form, which is due January 27....

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Dec 07 2016

Are you located in a Certified Heritage Area? Are you interested in learning more about grants that are available for capital and non-capital projects relating to the preservation of historical, archeological, natural and cultural resources and heritage tourism? If so, you will want to attend one of the upcoming grant workshops or webinars that are being offered by the Maryland Heritage Areas Program. These sessions are an opportunity to learn more about the FY 2018 grant program and the online application. You will also have the chance to ask any questions you may...

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Nov 28 2016

ANNAPOLIS, MD: Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces ten new mini-grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our fall mini-grant program. The grants totaled $19,152, for projects totaling $181,726. This matching mini-grants program, made possible for the thirteenth year through financial support from the City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, leverages other funding to assist local heritage related non-profit organizations to create new programs, activities, and events that build upon heritage-based interpretive themes, foster...

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Nov 17 2016

(Annapolis) Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town and South County, held its Thirteenth Annual Heritage Awards on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. ...

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Oct 26 2016

Plan to Attend the Annual Four Rivers Heritage Awards and 15th Birthday Party! We’ll be celebrating our milestone with a birthday party atmosphere at our Annual Heritage Awards event. Please join us!    When: Thursday, November 10 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Where: Blue Heron Room at Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis Cost: $15 per person. Use this link to get your ticket today from Eventbrite, or use this form to send a check! Please RSVP by November 7 (NEW DATE!) via email to [email protected], or call our office at 410-222-1805.  ...

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