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Mar 06 2013

Annapolis, MD — Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces three new mini-grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our spring mini-grant opportunity. The grants totaled $3,625 for projects totaling $13,262, making the combined total for FY2013 mini-grants awarded (both fall and spring) to $23,075, for total projects of $182,907. This matching mini-grants program, made possible for the tenth year through financial support from the City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, leverages other funding to...

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Jan 31 2013

Maryland Day (March 25) is a state holiday commemorating the formal founding of the colony of Maryland, when the newly-arrived colonists erected a cross on St. Clements Island, offered prayers (perhaps by saying Mass), and took possession of this Countrey for our Saviour and for our soveraigne Lord the King of England. In 1916, the Maryland General Assembly authorized Maryland Day as a legal holiday devoted to Maryland history. For the sixth year in a row, Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town and South County is partnering...

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Jan 24 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Carol Benson (410) 222-1805 cell (410) 627-6018 Four Rivers Heritage Area Announces Grant Opportunity ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 24, 2013) Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces an important upcoming grant opportunity. The fiscal year 2014 Maryland Heritage Areas Authority grant round is under way. Capital and non-capital Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) matching project grants of up to $100,000 are available through Four Rivers for projects that are heritage-related. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations and local jurisdictions within the...

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Dec 28 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 28, 2012 Contact: Carol Benson, Executive Director Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County 410.222.1805 [email protected] Annapolis, MD – Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces nine new mini-grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations totaling $19,450 for FY2013. This matching mini-grants program, made possible for the tenth year through financial support from the City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, leverages other funding to assist local heritage related non-profit organizations to create new programs,...

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Sep 14 2012

Annapolis, MD – Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County seeks nominations for its ninth 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 eight different categories, including Best Heritage Tourism Product, Best New Initiative, Best Heritage Partnership, Heritage Professional of the Year, Heritage Interpreter of the Year, and the Public/Private Initiative Award. Nominations are also requested for the Legacy Award, which recognizes...

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Sep 11 2012

Annapolis, MD — On October 25th, 2012 the Four Rivers Heritage Area will host our inaugural Heritage Showcase event, to be held from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Maryland Hall for Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis. This dynamic, interactive event will feature eighteen-plus premier Four Rivers heritage museums, sites and attractions under one roof, to allow educators, tour planners, and others to preview the unique experiences that each one has to offer. Attendees can ask questions and book activities for Spring 2013 at participating heritage sites. Special discounts and...

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Aug 27 2012

Annapolis, MD – Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces guidelines and criteria for the FY2013 Mini-grant program. Made possible for the tenth 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. Examples of eligible projects include new heritage tours, maps, interpretive brochures, podcasts, and other heritage-related publications; educational public programs, exhibits, and/or events; and heritage tourism-related...

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Jun 18 2012

ANNAPOLIS, MD (July 18, 2012) – The Maryland Department of Planning has announced that six  matching grants totaling $247,000 were awarded to heritage organizations within Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County, one of Maryland’s twelve certified heritage areas, by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) at its annual grants meeting last Thursday. These grant funds support heritage tourism projects and activities that expand economic development and tourism-related job creation throughout the state. MHAA matching grant-funded projects in the Four Rivers Heritage Area in FY2013: Project Title:...

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Mar 07 2012

On Tuesday, November 18, 2008, Four Rivers Heritage Area held a workshop for area interpreters and guides, aimed at “busting” some myths that continue to circulate around our sites. Below are summaries of several of the presentations, for ready reference. A.  Dr. Russo Presentation: “What Do Molly Bannaky, Mathias Hammond, and Ben Franklin have in Common?” by Dr. Jean Russo B.  Rod Cofield Presentation: “Whatcha talkin’ about Willis?” — Popular Myths and Misconceptions about the Colonial Past, by Rod Cofield C.  Jane McWilliams Presentation: “The Older the Better, What Exaggerations Tell Us about Annapolis’s History,”...

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Feb 01 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 30, 2012 Maryland Day commemorates the formal founding of the colony of Maryland, when the newly-arrived colonists erected a cross on St. Clement’s Island, offered prayers (perhaps by saying Mass), and took “possession of this Countrey for our Saviour and for our soveraigne Lord the King of England.” In 1916, the Maryland General Assembly authorized Maryland Day as a legal holiday devoted to Maryland history. For the fifth year in a row, Four Rivers Heritage Area is partnering with regional heritage organizations and businesses to showcase the area’s...

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