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Feb 07 2014

Four Rivers is pleased to share this varied list of Economic ROI Studies related to heritage and historic preservation with our stakeholders. Let us know if you are aware of another study that should be added to the list! NEW! MHAA Economic Impact Snapshot Final.pdf -- A Snapshot of the Economic Impact of the Maryland Heritage Area Grants (2018), based on a study in November 2017 using the IMPLAN methodology with analysis by Dr. Massoud Ahmadi, of Strategic Impact Advisors. Economic_Study_Landmarks_Conservancy – “Historic Preservation: At The Core of a Dynamic New York City,” April 2016...

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Jan 07 2014

Introduction: the Four Rivers’ Mini-Grant application asks this question: How is the project consistent with the interpretive themes in the Heritage Area Management Plan? Explain. Please refer directly to our Management Plan, especially Section 3, “Interpretive Framework." Include section and page numbers in your reference. The Four Rivers Interpretive Themes can be found on the Four Rivers website by clicking on Management Plan, under the “For Partners” tab. Section 3 of the Plan contains our “Interpretive Framework.” Here is a useful summary of our themes, prepared by our Heritage Programs Coordinator, Christina Csaszar, but...

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Jan 06 2014

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces guidelines and criteria for the Spring 2014 Mini-Grants Program. Made possible for the eleventh year 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. (IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a continuation of the FY2014 mini-grants program, and organizations that received a Fall 2014 mini-grant are not eligible to apply.) FY14 Mini-Grants Program Guidelines:  Stated...

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Dec 18 2013

December 19, 2013: Four Rivers is pleased to share with potential grant applicants that there are a variety of new resources to help you prepare your applications. Four Rivers staff are directly involved in two spring grant opportunities: 1. Spring FY2014 Mini-Grant Opportunity: The grant criteria and application will be available for download after the new year. The deadline will be Friday, February 14, 2014. Visit our Mini-grant page for more information. 2. MHAA FY2015 Grant Opportunity: The application will utilize NEW online grant software this year for all phases of the application,...

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Dec 06 2013

Annapolis, MD – Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces seven new mini-grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations totaling $16,765.00 for FY2014. The grants will support a new exhibit focusing on the life and legacy of West River watermen, a new website for a small rural heritage museum, new interpretive materials and signage that will enhance the visitor experience at a historic site, and more. This matching mini-grants program, made possible for the eleventh year through financial support from the City of Annapolis, Anne...

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Nov 22 2013

Four Rivers Heritage Area congratulates our Coordinating Council member, Alma Cropper, who received a Governor’s Service “Special Honorees” Award this year. Alma H. Cropper has volunteered with the Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center since 2008. She currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors and the Operations Officer for the Center. As an active volunteer, Alma spends more than 20 hours each week operating the Bates Legacy Center, and her efforts to extend outreach services have helped to increase the average of 20 visitors weekly in 2008 to a current average of...

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Sep 12 2013

Annapolis, MD – Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County seeks nominations for its tenth annual heritage awards. These awards recognize individuals, organizations, partnerships, programs and products that contribute significantly to the community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy. Awards are made in nine different categories, including Best Heritage Tourism Product, Best New Initiative, Best Heritage Partnership, Heritage Sponsor of the Year, Heritage Professional of the Year, Heritage Interpreter of the Year, and the Public/Private Initiative Award. Nominations are also requested for...

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Sep 12 2013

Annapolis, MD – Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County seeks nominations for its tenth annual heritage awards. These awards recognize individuals, organizations, partnerships, programs and products that contribute significantly to the community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy. Awards are made in nine different categories, including Best Heritage Tourism Product, Best New Initiative, Best Heritage Partnership, Heritage Sponsor of the Year, Heritage Professional of the Year, Heritage Interpreter of the Year, and the Public/Private Initiative Award. Nominations are also requested for...

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Sep 11 2013

Here at the Four Rivers Heritage Area, we are excited to be planning a fully revised and updated website! PLEASE BEAR WITH US DURING THE CONSTRUCTION PERIOD! If you cannot find the information you need, please call our office at 410-222-1805, and we will be happy to assist you! Thank you!...

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Jul 22 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 22, 2013 Annapolis, MD: Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County joins Maryland officials in announcing 5 grants totaling $336,000 to local non-profits by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). These grant funds support heritage tourism projects, historic preservation, natural resource protection and educational programs and activities that expand economic development and tourism-related job creation. MHAA oversees Maryland’s system of 12 locally-administered, State-certified Heritage Areas. Heritage Areas are places to experience – see, hear and even taste – the authentic heritage of...

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