Search:
 

News

Aug 18 2016

Annapolis, MD: Four Rivers Heritage Area announces guidelines and criteria for the Fall 2016 FY17) Mini-Grant program. Made possible through financial support from Anne Arundel County, the City of Annapolis and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Four Rivers’ mini-grants assist local heritage-related non-profit organizations in developing new heritage and preservation-related programs, activities, products, and events. Please go to the Mini-Grants page for the application, guidelines, and more. Potential applicants MUST attend a MANDATORY Mini-Grant workshop on September 21, 2016, 2:30 p.m. at the Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center (contact our office immediately if...

Read More
Aug 11 2016

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh, Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides, and Highland Park Mayor William H. Sanders III have worked with their respective members of Council and Boards to have the region designated as a Bee City USA®. Bee City USA is a nonprofit national organization that fosters ongoing dialogue in urban areas to raise awareness of the role pollinators play in sustaining three-quarters of the world’s plant species and what each of us can do to provide them with healthy habitat. All groups involved in this partnership understand the importance...

Read More
Aug 01 2016

Our colleague Jeff Buchheit of the Baltimore National Heritage Area has put together the following list of links and websites to help our friends and colleagues in Ellicott City. Please consider helping in one or more of the following ways: Give to the Emergency Flood Recovery Fund that has been established by Preservation Maryland.  100% of the proceeds will be used to help Ellicott City recover and restore historic properties. Preservation Maryland has also set up an e-mail distribution list where you can sign up to receive updates on how...

Read More
Jul 13 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 13, 2016 Annapolis, MD: Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County joins the Hogan Administration in announcing 5 new grants totaling $310,000 to local Annapolis and Anne Arundel County non-profit organizations by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). The 5 local grants are among 52 matching grants totaling $2.69 million, that were awarded to Maryland non-profits, local jurisdictions and other heritage tourism organizations including museums, and historic preservation, natural resources, cultural, and educational organizations. These grant funds support heritage tourism projects, historic...

Read More
Jul 05 2016

There have been new “Visitor-focused” pages added to the Four Rivers website! We have added a “Themed Trails” section to our menu, with eight pages listing attractions, museums, and more — for visitors interested in following a theme-based interest! These “themed trails” include: African American Heritage Trail, Agricultural Heritage Trail, Annapolis Art Trail, Annapolis’ “Golden Age” Heritage Trail, Historic Houses Trail, the Roots and Tides Scenic Byway, Sacred Places Trail, and the Waterways Trail. The lists include sites that are currently open to the public with links to websites for easy planning....

Read More
Jun 16 2016

“Ruth Starr Rose: Revelations of African American Life in Maryland and the World” will be on view at the Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College from January 11 through February 26, 2017. Ruth Starr Rose was a prolific artist who lived in Easton (1887-1965). This comprehensive show of her works offers a rare glimpse into African American life at the turn of the century on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The exhibition includes scenes of Eastern Shore life and labor, visual depictions of spirituals, images of African American military heroes, and her work in...

Read More
Mar 23 2016

Message from Secretary David R. Craig: Greetings! This month, I will focus on heritage tourism and the great work of the Maryland Heritage Areas Program, which celebrates its 20th year in our state. As someone who values history and its importance to local areas, I am proud that my agency’s strategic plan includes an action plan to “stimulate economic growth and job creation by leveraging private investment in heritage tourism development and historic property rehabilitation projects in existing communities.” The Maryland Heritage Areas Program is governed by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority and administered by the Maryland Historical Trust. The Authority operates...

Read More
Mar 09 2016

Four Rivers Heritage Area makes it easy for visitors to enjoy the Ninth Annual Maryland Day Celebration in Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County, coming up on March 18-20, 2016. Details of the 38 events taking place are posted on the event website, www.marylandday.org, and a full-color brochure with the full event program is available at the Visitors Center at 26 West Street in downtown Annapolis, and at the locations of all 20 of our partners. To get more information about parking, restaurants, shopping, etc., go to the Visit Annapolis...

Read More
Mar 08 2016

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces six new mini-grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our spring FY16 mini-grant opportunity. The grants awarded this spring totaled $12,447 for projects totaling more than $42,000. This brings the FY16 total funds awarded to mini-grant projects to $29,657, for projects totaling more than $193,000. This matching mini-grants program, made possible for the twelfth year through financial support from the City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, leverages other funding to...

Read More
Feb 07 2016

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF TRAVEL & TOURISM TO ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY (Source: AAACCVB FY15 Marketing Plan) The Maryland Office of Tourism Development commissioned Tourism Economics to perform an economic impact study of tourism in Maryland and its individual jurisdictions during 2012. According to this most recent study Anne Arundel County surpassed all other Maryland counties and the City of Baltimore in 2012 travel generated expenditures. The county has headed the list since 2007, the first year that the state began tracking the economic impact of tourism in Maryland by individual jurisdictions. Other key findings...

Read More