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Aug 10 2020

This week, we've got a variety of interesting events for you to enjoy. Take an architectural walking tour or attend a virtual lecture. Learn more about local historical figures or how to be an environmental advocate. Click the event title for links to each event’s page. Clean Water is a Right: Equity and Environmental Justice Around the Bay Date: Tuesday, August 11 Time: 6:30-7:30 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Chesapeake Bay Foundation  While unprecedented social restrictions make CBF’s bimonthly Brock Environmental Center Learning Series impossible to do in-person for the time being, the issues...

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Aug 07 2020

What's new and open in the Four Rivers Heritage Area this weekend? We've got a couple of exciting announcements below as our partners and sites continue to reopen to the public. Hammond-Harwood House Last week, we announced Hammond-Harwood's soft reopening for members. Now, Hammond-Harwood House (19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis) is open for public tours by reservation every day except Tuesday. Subjects include the social history of the families and enslaved people who lived in the house, architecture, and the collection of fine and decorative art. Two exhibitions are currently on view at...

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Aug 05 2020

Museum and historic sites are popular attractions for a destination's overnight visitors interested in learning more about the history and culture of a place, but a post-COVID-19 reality means fewer people will be traveling long distances on vacation or holiday. These circumstances mean that museum professionals are now tasked with finding new, or reengaging familiar, audiences, particularly among locals and day trippers. Taking a look at your social media strategy is an important way to gain exposure to this target audience, while still expanding your reach to future markets. Below...

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Aug 04 2020

Last week, Four Rivers staff attended several outstanding online presentations related to the topics of Diversity and Equity. They were recorded, and are being made available to the public, free of charge. We encourage you to read more about these important programs, and to watch the sessions on YouTube that interest you. US/ICOMOS Webinar, U.S. Civil Rights Movement Sites and the World Heritage List (July 30, 2020) The inaugural US/ICOMOS Webinar featured current efforts to preserve, restore, and interpret African American heritage sites associated with the Modern Civil Rights Movement of the...

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Aug 03 2020

Mark your calendars! Whether your interest is art, history, education, or even shopping for local produce, we've got a variety of offerings this week that we're highlighting. Click the event title for links to each event’s page. Lecture: Augustine Herrman's Remarkable Map of the Seventeenth Century Chesapeake Date: Thursday, August 6 Time: 7:00-8:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis Tucked inside a now almost-forgotten set of maps once owned by famous London diarist Samuel Pepys is one of the most extraordinary maps of colonial English America. Created by a colonial merchant, planter,...

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Jul 31 2020

Although we don't have any big reopenings to announce this weekend, we wanted to let you know about an upcoming opening as well as activities taking place in the Four Rivers Heritage Area so you can consider making our partners part of your weekend plans. Openings and Activities Tours are a great socially distanced activity, so this weekend, join a Watermark tour focused on local history. During their Colonial Annapolis Walking Tour, you can stroll through the charming streets of the historic district with your colonial attired guide who will share the...

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Jul 30 2020

Four Rivers Heritage Area is a proud supporter of the BDM Annual Youth Conference 2020. Now in its third year, this is the first time the conference has gone virtual! Join the Banneker-Douglass Museum on Friday, July 31, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm for the for the third annual BDM Youth Conference. This year's theme is The Black Vote Mural Project. Viewers will experience motivational speakers, spoken word performances, learn ways to use public art as activism, and more. Your input is needed in the national dialogue of healing social ills...

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Jul 29 2020

Yesterday, we introduced you to a social media opportunity to promote the centennial of the passing of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. Today, we wanted to make you aware of some local projects dedicated to commemorating this important milestone in women's suffrage. Maryland Historical Trust Maryland Women's Fight for the Vote — A Story Map This story map highlights the statewide activism of Maryland's suffragists and the places where they demonstrated, lobbied, and were jailed in pursuit of the right to vote. The project's research produced new insight into the...

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Jul 28 2020

We wanted to make our heritage partners aware of a new social media opportunity offered by University of Maryland’s Historic Maryland Newspaper Program in partnership with the Maryland State Archives. About the Campaign Pamela McClanahan of the Historic Maryland Newspaper Program (HMNP) at the University of Maryland Libraries and Maria Day at Maryland State Archives (MSA) are creating a joint social media campaign to highlight historic newspapers in the state. Their focus will be women’s suffrage in commemoration of the centennial of the passing of the 19th amendment. They would like to invite other...

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Jul 27 2020

From social justice, environmental advocacy, to naval history, join our local heritage partners at one of their events taking place this week, including both in-person and online opportunities. Click the event title for links to each event’s page. Regulatory Rollbacks: Undermining Bay Restoration Date: Tuesday, July 28 Time: 12:00-1:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Chesapeake Bay Foundation Take one brick out of a foundation, and it is barely noticeable. Take enough bricks out, and the entire building can crumble. This is happening to the rules that protect our nation’s water, air, and natural...

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