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Nov 16 2017

On November 14, Four Rivers sponsored a workshop by Mark Hildebrand of Make Your Mark Media about the new Annapolis history "wiki," called Annapolis Past Port. Over the summer, Mark worked with several STEM students from AACPS to develop the basic form and function of this cutting-edge technology resource. Utilizing the same open-source application used by Wikipedia, the wiki is planned to serve as a repository for local stories, photographs, documents, and much more. The goal of the project is to make local historical content free and available to anyone...

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Nov 16 2017

Federal Historic Tax Credit Endangered reblogged from The Maryland Historical Trust Blog Last week, following release of the tax reform bill by the Ways and Means Committee in the House of Representatives, Maryland residents began reaching out to our office, alarmed that changes to the tax code could impact historic preservation projects in their communities.  The draft bill eliminates one of preservation’s most valuable tools – the federal historic tax credit. Introduced in 1976, the federal historic tax credit has supported over 42,000 rehabilitation projects nationwide. This number includes 505 projects completed in Maryland between...

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Nov 07 2017

Four Rivers Heritage Awards recognize individuals, organizations, programs and products that contribute significantly to the community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy. We are pleased to announce the winners of the following categories: The Stewardship Award - John Gudas, Annapolis Maritime Museum for his dedication and commitment to preserving Annapolis’ maritime history   The Heritage Professional of the Year Award - Lisa Robbins, Historic Annapolis for her innovative approaches to heritage education and interpretation   The Heritage Partnership Award - Ruth Starr Rose in Annapolis Organizing Committee for bringing together a passionate group of...

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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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