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Sep 13 2021

Enjoy these events from our partners this week, including two from new partners, Historic Linthicum Walks and Historic Goshen Farm. We're also excited to share the news about Banneker-Douglass Museum's grand re-opening and much more! Click on the event title for more information. Pop-Up Butterfly Lecture Date: Tuesday, September 14Time: 6:00 pmLocation: Historic Linthicum Walks, 2295 Davidsonville Road, GambrillsHost Organization: Historic Linthicum Walks Join a Pop-Up Lecture on “How our Butterflies Came to Be” and “How to Get Them Back Again.” Guest speaker Dick Arnold will explain the “Flight of the Monarchs.” Stroll...

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Sep 10 2021

We are excited to share this news! "Founding Freedoms: The Essential American Documents" is a special exhibition open at the Maryland State House now through November 14. Historic Annapolis, in partnership with philanthropist and Maryland native David M. Rubenstein and the Maryland State Archives, presents a special exhibition this fall at the Maryland State House. The Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights have secured the liberties of Americans for almost 250 years. "Founding Freedoms: The Essential American Documents" is a rare opportunity to view important 18th-...

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Sep 07 2021

As we start the fall season, we are pleased to annnounce our Mini-Grant Program, the Call for Nominations for our Heritage Awards, the upcoming planning meeting for Maryland Day 2022 (dates are March 25-27, 2022), and key stakeholder meetings you won't want to miss. Fall 2021 (FY2022) Mini-Grant Opportunity Announced Four Rivers Heritage Area is pleased to announce the start of our Fall FY22 Mini-Grant round! Visit the Mini-Grants tab on our Grants page to access the Application and Guidelines. Click on the Mini-Grants tab. Applications in the new grant cycle are...

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Sep 07 2021

Fall events are ramping up in the Four Rivers Heritage Area. Even though it's a short week, there are plenty of options to choose from, including lectures, workshops, and performances. Learn more below! Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Lecture - The Two Harriets: Tubman and Beecher Stowe Date: Tuesday, September 7Time: 7:30 pmLocation: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis Join Historic Annapolis as we commemorate September as International Underground Railroad Month with a presentation by Dr. Richard Bell discussing two amazing women, Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe. “So...

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Sep 02 2021

Exciting news from our friends at the Hammond-Harwood House. We're thrilled to congratulate them on this new addition to their collection, which is the only painting by a female member of the Peale family on display in the city of Annapolis! Read the Press Release below: Annapolis Museum Acquires Important Work by Early Female Artist Contact: Rachel Lovett, Curator31 August 2021 410-263-4683, Ext. [email protected] The Hammond-Harwood House museum on Maryland Avenue in Annapolis has acquired the still life painting Peaches and a Pear on a Plate by American artist Margaretta Angelica Peale (1795-1882), niece of...

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Sep 01 2021

View our latest "story project" video, below, featuring Ben Secundy, volunteer city Commissioner and docent at the Frederick Douglass Museum and Cultural Center located at Highland Beach. Ben Secundy grew up in the community of Highland Beach. The experience so profoundly impacted him that now he is the volunteer Highland Beach Commissioner and docent at the Frederick Douglass Museum and Cultural Center located in Highland Beach. This is Ben’s story and some of the history of Highland Beach.  In 1892, Major Charles Douglass, youngest son of Frederick Douglass, and Charles’ wife...

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Aug 31 2021

Four Rivers Heritage Area is pleased to announce the availability of our Fall FY22 Mini-Grants! Visit the Mini-Grants tab on our Grants page to access the Application and Guidelines. Click on the Mini-Grants tab.  Applications in the new grant cycle are due by October 6 and funding decisions will be announced by October 29, 2021. These Mini-Grants are available for new heritage and preservation-related programs, activities, products, and events. We encourage Mini-Grant proposals that include collaborative partnerships and enhanced heritage tourism, preservation, and/or the stewardship of historical, cultural, and natural resources. Non-profit organizations and municipalities are eligible to apply...

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Aug 30 2021

Do you know a great heritage practitioner? Perhaps a valuable staff member or dedicated volunteer you would like to publicly acknowledge? Four Rivers Heritage Area seeks nominations for its Eighteenth 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. In 2021, nominations are invited in ten categories, including Heritage Tourism Product Award, Heritage Volunteer Award, Heritage Partnership Award, Heritage Professional of the Year, Heritage Interpreter of the Year, Legacy Award, and Public/Private Initiative...

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Aug 30 2021

We have just learned from our contact Kathy Gramp in Herring Bay that the Advocates for Herring Bay (AHB) have printed 800 copies of Herring Bay: Landscapes and Legacies, a short booklet prepared in conjunction with the Scenic Rivers Land Trust under a grant from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.  This is an informative, well-written and fully-illustrated booklet about this area's rich past. A PDF of the booklet is available on AHB's website (www.herringbay.org). Here is a direct link to download your copy: http://herringbay.org/pdfs/HerringBayFinal-Landscapes&Legacies.pdf Thank you for sharing your news, Kathy, and congratulations!...

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Aug 30 2021

Even with summer ending soon and Labor Day weekend coming up, there's still plenty to do in the Four Rivers Heritage Area. Learn more about electric vehicles, the restoration of an Annapolis landmark, a little colonial cultural history, or visit one of our recently-added heritage sites. Whatever your interest, there's something for you to enjoy! Click on the event title for more information. EVs & Ice Cream: Get the Scoop on Driving Electric Date: Monday, August 30 Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Location: Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis Host Organization: Annapolis...

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