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Apr 25 2017

[caption id="attachment_22100" align="alignnone" width="600"] Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater[/caption] Did you know? There is a lovely rural countryside with rolling farmlands, horses, and lots of authentic heritage, just a few minutes' drive south of Annapolis. The locals call it "South County." There is also a Driving Tour App that will take you there! Find out more about the small local heritage societies, the impressive Research Center of the Smithsonian (SERC), the extensive historic site with gardens -- and family activities! -- known as Historic London Town and Gardens, and more! South...

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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 07 2017

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces three new mini-grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our spring FY17 mini-grant opportunity. The grants awarded this spring totaled $5,867 for projects totaling more than $108,844. This brings the FY17 total funds awarded to mini-grant projects to $25,019, for projects totaling more than $293,820. 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...

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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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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 heritage_area@aacounty.org, or call our office at 410-222-1805.  ...

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