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Feb 02 2021

Maryland Day Weekend Events: March 19-21, 2021 Family-friendly events designed for families to experience history and culture in Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County. Since 1903, Maryland has had an official day of celebrating its history on Maryland Day.  In the Four Rivers Heritage Area of Anne Arundel County, the organization and its partners will be honoring Maryland's history, heritage, and culture, using the theme "Better Together,"  with events at 20 area locations. Most of the events will be held the weekend of March 19 – 21, 2021.  "These family-friendly events will explore...

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Feb 01 2021

While it's snowing outside, you can stay indoors and enjoy these events from our partners. Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Offering - Discovering and Connecting with New Constituents Date: Monday, February 1 Time: 2:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Maryland State Arts Council Join this interactive space to hear guidance and lessons learned about what is working well for connecting with communities not currently served through your artistic programming.This event is free to attend. Virtual Lecture – Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: The Oyster Wars Date: Tuesday, February 2 Time:...

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Jan 28 2021

If you are one of our partners who have applied for or have received an MHAA Grant, there's still time for you to take the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Demographic Survey, which closes on Monday, February 1. You already know that Maryland's Heritage Areas preserve and celebrate our state's history and cultural traditions while creating place-based experiences for visitors and residents alike. They are where the intertwined stories of the people, land and waters are told. The MHAA is asking for your help to know more. In an effort to assess the...

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Jan 26 2021

Four Rivers is pleased to share our 2020 Annual Report. As we are sure is true for us all, 2020 had two periods: Pre-COVID and Post-COVID. Read about the grants awarded, Heritage Awards honorees, sponsorships, and more. As we write 2020 into the books, we look forward to much more to come in 2021! Download the report here: Newsletter 44 and 2020 Annual Report...

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Jan 26 2021

Important reminder! The online "Intent to Apply" form for the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) FY 2022 grants cycle is due no later than 11:59 pm on January 29, 2021. Completing this form will allow you to access the online application. Full applications are due online on March 1, 2021 for the Four Rivers Heritage Area. To help you with your application process, MHAA has created links to the portions of the recorded webinar that address some applicant FAQs and other specific subject matter. Each link will take you to a...

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Jan 25 2021

The best thing about virtual events is you can still attend them, even if there's a threat of winter weather this week! We hope you enjoy these offerings from our partners while you stay safe and warm. Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Event - Coffee with Ken! Arts in Service: Broadening the Mission Date: Tuesday, January 26 Time: 9:00 am Location: Online Host Organization: Maryland State Arts Council Join Ken and guests Rina Thaler of the Art League of Ocean City and Allison Weiss of the Sandy Spring Museum...

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Jan 23 2021

Although most of our heritage partners are nonprofits, many of our community supporters are local businesses, and so we wanted to share this special grant opportunity from BGE with our valued friends. BGE Energizing Small Business Grants Program Eligible businesses located in BGE's service area have three opportunities to apply for BGE Energizing Small Business Grants of up to $20,000. To be eligible, a business must have between two and 25 employees, less than $7 million in annual revenue, a demonstrated need for support, a strong plan for moving forward, and be...

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Jan 22 2021

Results of State-Funded Study Announced ANNAPOLIS, January 21, 2021 –Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA), the governing body of the Maryland Heritage Areas Program, today released the results of a study that estimates the contribution of the Four Rivers Heritage Area to the statewide economy to be more than $244.8 million, and 3,469 jobs. “At Four Rivers Heritage Area our top priority is the development of heritage tourism, but it is important to note that Four Rivers Heritage Area also plays a vital role in both the state and the regional economies. Our...

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Jan 21 2021

Study measures economic contributions, job support, and tax impact (January 21, 2021) ANNAPOLIS, MD — Maryland’s 13 heritage areas, funded through the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) and overseen by the Maryland Heritage Area Authority (MHAA) generated a total impact on the state’s economy of more than $2.4 billion in FY19, according to an economic contribution analysis released today. The study further concluded that the economic activity of MHAA supported or sustained 33,815 jobs throughout the state. “Maryland’s investment in MHAA is generating a valuable economic impact on the region and helping support...

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Jan 20 2021

"What is CLIO? Clio is your guide to the history and culture around you. We have 38407 historical entries from all across the country. 346 new entries have been added and 466 entries have been improved in the last 30 days." -- from the Clio website, www.theclio.com Four Rivers may be able to use Clio for a virtual tour of the new areas to be added to the heritage area as part of our Boundary Amendment. Some of our heritage sites may want to use Clio to create tours of their site. Here is the message Four Rivers...

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