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Jun 26 2017

On June 6, Maria Day, Director of Special Collections and Conservation at Maryland State Archives, launched Four Rivers Heritage Area’s “Pop-Up Heritage” series with her lecture on “Preserving Digital Prints: Protecting Your Photos and Ink jet Documents from the 1980s to Now.” Maria shared with the audience her advice for preserving digitally-printed photographs created within the past 30 years. Did you think digital prints were a relatively new concern? As Maria showed in her talk, many of the photographs in your collection are probably digital prints. Although the process of digital...

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May 31 2017

This Sunday, the Four Rivers Heritage Area, the Inner West Street Association and Visit Annapolis will continue to team together to let arts and culture loving visitors know when they come to town for First Sunday Arts Festivals that there is lots more to see and explore in the City and region. Four Rivers has created a flyer for visitors: “Sunday Heritage Offerings in the Four Rivers Heritage Area.” Four Rivers and colleagues will be inside the Visitors Center during the First Sunday Arts Festivals to complement the staff there as they encourage...

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May 25 2017

Memorial Day is an important holiday in the Four Rivers Heritage Area, a day for remembering and honoring all members of the armed forces who have lost their lives in service. Below are events in our area that will commemorate the day: Annapolis Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 29, 10:00 a.m. The parade follows the traditional route on West Street. It goes around Church Circle, down Main Street, and ends at City Dock. Marching bands, as well as veteran, community, and patriotic organizations will be part of the parade honoring and remembering those who...

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May 19 2017

Interest in genealogy and family history is growing. These days you can refer to a multitude of websites to help you trace your roots, or you can turn to your community as an eager and invaluable resource. Over the two Fridays, May 19 and June 9, the Galesville Community Center will be offering free Family Tree Research Workshops to the general public. These workshops are sponsored by the Four Rivers Heritage Area. They will be conducted by Lyndra Marshall (née Pratt) a genealogy expert of 55 years and Chair of the Maryland Commission...

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May 10 2017

The United States Naval Academy has long played an important role in the history and heritage of Annapolis. May particularly brings a week of tradition and ceremony as USNA celebrates its graduating class. Commissioning Week involves a full week of celebratory events beginning Friday, May 19, 2017 and culminating with graduation day at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Friday, May 26, 2017. Even if you don't know anyone graduating from the Academy this year, Commissioning Week offers a host of events, some available to the public, that provide a taste of the history and tradition of...

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May 10 2017

Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations (StEPs) is offered by the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) as a self-study program designed specifically for small- to mid-sized history organizations, including volunteer-run institutions. Through a workbook, online resources, and an online community, organizations enrolled in StEPS assess their policies and practices and benchmark themselves against national museum standards. The workbook is organized into six sections that can be used in any order, according to your organization’s individual needs and priorities, including: Mission, Vision, & Governance Audience Interpretation Stewardship of...

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May 08 2017

NEW GRANT FUND for FY18: The Maryland Historical Trust Non-Capital Grant Program provides competitive grants to nonprofit organizations and local governments for research, survey, planning, and educational activities involving architectural, archeological and other cultural resources. Eligible activities may include architectural, archeological, or cultural resource surveys; the development of preservation plans; educational outreach programs; and National Register nominations. Eligible projects should seek to preserve the tangible remains of Maryland's past in a manner that is consistent with MHT's standards and guidelines. For FY 2018, the total amount of grant funds available...

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Apr 28 2017

Today, the Four Rivers Heritage Area, the Inner West Street Association and Visit Annapolis area pleased to announce that our organizations have teamed together to let arts and culture loving visitors know when they come to town for First Sunday Arts Festivals that there is lots more to see and explore in the City and region. Four Rivers has created a flyer for visitors: "Sunday Heritage Offerings in the Four Rivers Heritage Area." Four Rivers and colleagues will be inside the Visitors Center during the First Sunday Arts Festivals to...

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