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Jan 19 2016

The FY17 Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) Grant Application Process has begun! The application materials for the FY 2017 grant round are now available on the Maryland Historical Trust’s website: http://mht.maryland.gov/grants.shtml As in previous years, applicants will begin with the Intent to Apply form, which is due January 29. Once they have submitted that form, they will be provided access to the non-capital or capital project full application form, which will then be due on February 26. The Intent to Apply form does not obligate the applicant to complete a full application. See our...

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Jan 19 2016

Annapolis, MD – Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces guidelines, criteria, and deadlines for two grant opportuntities: (1) FY2016 Maryland Heritage Areas Authority grants, and (2) the Spring FY2015 Four Rivers Mini-Grants. FY2016 Maryland Heritage Areas Authority grants: The fiscal year 2016 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 include historical, cultural and natural resources and have a heritage tourism...

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Dec 03 2015

Four Rivers is pleased to announce that a fourth grant from this year’s Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) grant cycle has been approved in our heritage area! A non-capital grant to Anne Arundel County Department of Planning & Zoning, originally on the “reserve” list for funding, has been approved following a Budget Amendment passed by the Maryland Legislature and Governor Hogan. “Before the Bay Bridge: Anne Arundel County’s 20th-Century Beach Resorts” will support educational and interactive programs at Anne Arundel County’s Beverly Triton Beach Park, raising public awareness and appreciation of the park’s...

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Nov 03 2015

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces eight new mini-grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our fall mini-grant opportunity. The grants totaled $17,210 for projects totaling more than $150,000. 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 assist local heritage related non-profit organizations to create new programs, activities, and events that build upon heritage-based interpretive themes, foster...

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Oct 20 2015

Please plan to join Four Rivers’ Board of Directors, Coordinating Council, staff and honored guests as we present our Twelfth Annual Heritage Awards ceremony. Four Rivers Heritage Awards honor individuals and organizations that make significant contributions to our historical legacy through interpretation, education, preservation, conservation, promotion, research, and/or support. To review a list of past honorees, visit https://fourriversheri.wpengine.com/for-partners/awards/. Tickets are $10 per person. You may send a check or pay at the door, but please RSVP by calling our office at 410-222-1805 or sending a message to [email protected] to reserve your space! Thank you! ...

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Sep 21 2015

Mark your calendar now for Four Rivers’ upcoming MANDATORY Mini-Grant Workshop, which will be held this Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. The workshop is FREE, please call 410-222-1805 to reserve your space! The workshop is MANDATORY for all prospective Fall 2015 Mini-Grant Applicants. Please note that the Application & Guidelines have been revised from previous years. A digital version of the application (including scanned copies of backup information) are due VIA E-MAIL by October 9, 2015. The original, with signatures, MUST be dropped off or mailed to our office and...

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Aug 28 2015

Annapolis, MD – Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County seeks nominations for its twelth 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. In 2015, awards are planned in nine different categories, including Heritage Tourism Product Award, Heritage Volunteer Award, Heritage Partnership Award, Heritage Professional of the Year, Heritage Interpreter of the Year, and Public/Private Initiative Award. Other categories include the Sponsor of the Year Award, the...

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Jul 14 2015

The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) today announced 52 matching grants totaling more than $2.6 million to Maryland non-profits, local jurisdictions, and other heritage tourism organizations including museums, historic preservation, natural resources, cultural and educational organizations for projects involving historic preservation, natural resource protection, and educational programs in 13 designated Heritage Areas. These grant funds support heritage tourism projects and activities that expand economic development and tourism-related job creation in 21 counties and the city of Baltimore. Grants to projects in Annapolis, London Town and South County (Four Rivers) Heritage Area,...

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May 14 2015

Annapolis, MD — The Four Rivers Heritage Area congratulates Al Luckenbach, who will receive the Tyler Gearhart Award for Professional Excellence from Preservation Maryland on May 21, 2015 at their annual awards ceremony to be held in Baltimore. Dr. Al Luckenbach, who recently retired in 2014, was Anne Arundel County’s first county Archaeologist, serving 26 years and Founder and Director of the Lost Towns Project. He holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Kentucky. Al has been published widely in such journals as Science and American Antiquity.  He is...

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