Oct 19 2017

Hope Stewart of Four Rivers recently talked with Mark Hildebrand of Make Your Mark Media about his documentary projects, the new Annapolis history wiki, and how he engages students from AACPS to help tell and preserve the stories of our area’s past.   How did you develop an interest in working on history and heritage related documentaries?  I grew up in Annapolis so have always been aware of history. After all, it’s all around us. But surprisingly enough, it was not my original intention to create historical documentaries. When I decided to...

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Sep 06 2017

There’s a lot happening in Galesville these days, from ballfield commemorations to public genealogy workshops.  Hope Stewart of Four Rivers talked with Gertrude Makell, President of the Galesville Community Center and a Four Rivers Heritage Area Board member, about this South County town and her efforts to preserve its history.  The Galesville Community Center went from being uninhabitable to a beautiful center. Tell me about this process? The Galesville Community Center is located in one of the few remaining Rosenwald Schools in Anne Arundel County (schools built for African American children...

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Jul 31 2017

Some exciting plans are in the works for new displays and exhibits at the State House. Hope Stewart of Four Rivers interviewed Elaine Rice Bachmann, Deputy State Archivist and Secretary of the State House Trust (and past honoree as Four Rivers Heritage Professional of the Year in 2015), to learn more about the history and future of the Maryland State House. Do you find visitors to be aware of the significance of the State House as a local heritage destination? The Maryland State House attracts around 200,000 visitors every year. We’d like...

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Jun 27 2017

This year marked the debut of “Annapolis Arts Week,” a collaborative effort among businesses and local arts groups including Paint Annapolis, the Annapolis Food and Wine Festival, and other accompanying exhibits and block parties. To get a perspective on the week’s popular appeal, Hope from Four Rivers talked to Joann Vaughan, Executive Director of the Maryland Federation of Art, about the “Paint Annapolis” event -- its place in the community, and her vision for its future....

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