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Oct 23 2020

The Pathways Grant Program provides support for capacity-building projects at historical organizations throughout the state of Maryland. The goal is to build the long-term resiliency and efficacy of museums, historic sites, and other organizations that make up Maryland’s heritage community. Up to a dozen grant awards, valued between $10,000 and $20,000, will be distributed beginning in May 2021. Eligibility Eligible applicants will steward and interpret locally based, historically significant sites and landscapes; museum and library collections; and/or educational assets as a core part of their mission activities. Eligible applicants will be incorporated,...

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Oct 22 2020

Museums can apply for six grant programs regularly offered by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Click the grant title for more information, including grant award amounts. Applications for all six programs are due November 16: Museums for America The Museums for America program supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. Inspire! Grants for Small Museums Inspire! Grants for Small Museums is a special initiative of the Museums for America program. It is designed to help small museums implement projects that address priorities identified in their...

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Oct 21 2020

The Forever Maryland Foundation, in partnership with Maryland Environmental Trust, Maryland Department of Transportation, and Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development present four Keep Maryland Beautiful grants. Grants through the Keep Maryland Beautiful program help volunteer-based, nonprofit groups, communities and land trusts in Maryland to support environmental education projects, litter removal, citizen stewardship and to protect natural resources in urban and rural areas. Environmental Education, Community Initiatives and Cleanup Grants Citizen Stewardship Grant - These grants supports organizations that are demonstrating active engagement as defenders of the environment by developing innovative...

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Oct 19 2020

We hope you enjoy this week's events from our partners, especially with Halloween right around the corner! Capstone Earth Optimism Webinar: Spying on Whales Date: Tuesday, October 20 Time: 7:00-8:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center  We think of whales as icons of the sea, but the first whales were certainly not like the ones that you see today: They lived on land, had four legs, and were the size of a dog. How do we know about the deep past of whales, and what does that tell us...

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Oct 16 2020

The Maryland Department of Commerce Office of Tourism and the Maryland State Archives Legacy of Slavery Program are seeking qualified researchers with a background in U.S. History, American Studies, African American Studies, or related disciplines to fill four fellowships funded by the 400 Years of African American History Commission. Fellows will spend time with professionals at the Maryland State Archives and the Maryland Office of Tourism Development to gain knowledge and experience about how these state agencies, along with other public and private organizations, work together to document and inspire travel...

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Oct 15 2020

The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County is pleased to again partner with the Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning Cultural Resources Division, which protects the County’s historic sites, buildings, archaeological sites and landscapes, to offer a FY2021 grant funding opportunity, the Anne Arundel Arts and Cultural Resources Grant. These grants provide funding of up to $2,500 for public programming that utilizes heritage resources in Anne Arundel County in a new or innovative way; increases public access to historic sites; or improves or enhances how the public engages with...

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Oct 14 2020

In the latest video from our "Story Project," Pamela Browne, longtime volunteer and now Executive Director of the Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center, Inc., shares her story about what drew her here, starting with her father's attendance as a high school student. The Legacy Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of Wiley H. Bates High School, formerly (1932 to 1966) the only high school for African Americans in Anne Arundel County. It is a unique cultural arts and heritage center displaying historical documents and collections that preserve...

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Oct 12 2020

Our partners have been hard at work planning a wide variety of offerings that are entertaining and educational. Here's what's happening in the Four Rivers Heritage Area this week, including a new Maryland Day 2020 event. Click on the event title for more information. Learning at London Town: The Fabric of Life Dates: Wednesday, October 14, 1:00-3:00 pm & Saturday, October 17 10:00 am -12:00 pm Location: Historic London Town House and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater Host Organization: Historic London Town House and Gardens Experience the fabrics of colonial life – woolens,...

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Oct 08 2020

One new way to support our heritage partners is to go shopping! The following organizations have recently launched online stores. There's no better time to buy local. Historic Annapolis Museum Store A popular Annapolis gift shop is now virtual. Shop the HA Museum Store Online to find a captivating mix of merchandise that ties to Chesapeake Bay heritage with nautical and historic gifts. Now you can browse a marvelous selection of boat models, tableware, vintage-inspired jewelry, crab-inspired gifts, books and home décor. Proceeds benefit Historic Annapolis and their mission to preserve and protect...

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Oct 07 2020

Looking for a way to volunteer and support the local heritage community for home? Here's a new opportunity! The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is seeking panelists to review to review 2021 Heritage Award nominations. Heritage Awards recognize long-term achievement in traditional arts, or community-based living cultural traditions handed down by example or word of mouth. Awards annually recognize one recipient in each of three categories: Person/People, Place, and Tradition. Serving as a panelist is a great opportunity to support the traditional arts while also learning about MSAC granting processes. What does a...

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