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Apr 07 2021

We're excited to announce the openings of some of our museum partners this month. All sites are making tremendous efforts to ensure COVID-19 safety measures in order to provide you with a confident and enjoyable visit. April is a wonderful time to tour these historic homes and gardens. Hammond-Harwood House 19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD Hammond-Harwood House opened on April 1 for tours by reservation. Visitors are encouraged to make a reservation online to help maintain small group sizes for safety. Museum hours of operation are noon to 5:00 p.m (last tour at...

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Apr 05 2021

It's all about art, archeology, and Maryland's first heroes this week. Enjoy these virtual events from our partners and stay tuned for news about spring museum openings. Click on the event title for more information. 50th Anniversary Lecture Series: Colonial London Town - SOLD OUT Date: Tuesday, April 6 Time: 10:30 am Location: Online Host Organization: Historic London Town and Gardens To celebrate Historic London Town and Gardens' 50th Anniversary, this year's lecture series will connect its past, present, and future. Kicking off the series, Executive Director, Rod Cofield will paint the story...

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Apr 01 2021

Deadline to apply is Monday, April 5. If you find that a link does not open, contact the Administrator, Jen Ruffner, at [email protected] About the position The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) is reopening its search for an individual or firm to provide services as a qualified facilitator and evaluator to assist the Racial Equity Working Group of the MHAA, in examining racial equity as it relates to the Maryland Heritage Areas Program. With the guidance of the Consultant, MHAA will engage in a process of authentic self-reflection and assessment of MHAA’s policies,...

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Mar 30 2021

Join us tonight at 6:00 pm for the 3rd Annual Michelle Obama Awards in honor of Women’s History Month. About the awards Now in its third year, this award is designed to recognize women in our county who embody former First Lady Michelle Obama’s spirit. Compassionate, graceful, and intelligent are some of the words many have used to describe Mrs. Obama. The women we honor this year possess these same characteristics. Each of them is doing incredible work in our communities in their own way. The theme for this year’s awards...

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Mar 29 2021

It's an important week for events in the Four Rivers Heritage Area! Join us in congratulating our Executive Director, Dr. Carol Benson, for receiving a Michelle Obama Award from Anne Arundel County and the Caucus of African American Leaders, then learn more about our boundary expansion plans as the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority hosts a virtual hearing as part of the Boundary Amendment process. Or listen to a webinar from one of our partners! Thanks! Click on the event title for more information. POSTPONED Virtual Lecture – A Return to 1774: The...

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Mar 25 2021

MHAA to Hold a Virtual Hearing on proposed amendment to the boundaries of the Four Rivers (Annapolis, London Town, and South County) Heritage Area Later this month, the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) will hold a virtual public hearing on our organization's application to amend and enlarge the officially-designated boundaries of our Heritage Area. This is a requirement for all amendments to Certified Heritage Area (CHA) boundaries. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. and will include a request to enlarge the boundaries of the current...

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Mar 23 2021

Applications will be available Thursday, April 1, 2021 and will be due July 1, 2021. About the African American Heritage Preservation Program The African American Heritage Preservation Program (AAHPP) provides grants to assist in the preservation of buildings, sites, or communities of historical and cultural importance to the African American experience in Maryland. The AAHPP is administered as a partnership between the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC). The program typically receives an annual appropriation of $1,000,000 for grants per year. Eligible Applicants The AAHPP...

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Mar 22 2021

We hope you enjoyed Maryland Day Weekend in the Four Rivers Heritage Area. The events from our partners continue this week! Whether you're interested in a virtual event or appreciating the lovely spring weather with an in-person tour, there are many ways to enjoy the special history of our area. Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Event - Coffee with Ken: How Do We Define Community? Date: Tuesday, March 23 Time: 9:00 am Location: Online Host Organization: Maryland State Arts Council Here’s your chance to get the ear of the...

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Mar 17 2021

How do you celebrate Maryland Day? Observed as a state holiday on March 25, Maryland Day commemorates the formal founding of the colony of Maryland. Here in the Four Rivers Heritage Area, we celebrate over an entire weekend with a unique heritage based group of events in Annapolis and southern Anne Arundel County. Maryland Day celebrations in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County are a hit with family and friends getting together to experience the local history, culture and heritage of the region. This year, Maryland Day festivities will take place Friday, March 19 to Sunday,...

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Mar 15 2021

What's happening this week? Maryland Day Weekend! Maryland Day Weekend takes place in the Four Rivers Heritage Area March 19-21. But as spring makes its appearance, there are other events happening around town as well! Click on the event title for more information. Smithsonian Virtual Scholar Talk – Women in Aerospace: Stories from the Smithsonian Collection Date: Wednesday, March 17 Time: 5:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis Dr. Margaret Weitekamp has researched and written on how a groundswell of support helped create a LEGO® set representing women’s contributions to aerospace. Join...

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