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Aug 08 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED! New deadline for student submissions to the competition is October 6! This year celebrates the bicentennial of Frederick Douglass' birth, and celebrations continue around the state and the nation. As part of the planning efforts, the Northern Arundel Cultural Preservation Society (NACPS) took the lead in organizing partners and sponsors for a county-wide "Anne Arundel Creative Arts Competition Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Frederick Douglass," also known as the FD200 Creative Arts Competition. The NEW deadline for student submissions is October 6, 2018. Here are the Guidelines: Read about Frederick Douglass....

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Jul 16 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 16, 2018 Annapolis, MD: Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County joins the Hogan Administration in announcing 9 new grants totaling $427,000 to local Annapolis and Anne Arundel County non-profit organizations by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). The 9 local grants are among 114 matching grants totaling nearly $5 million that were awarded to Maryland non-profits, local jurisdictions and other heritage tourism organizations including museums, and historic preservation, natural resources, cultural, and educational organizations. These grant funds support heritage tourism projects,...

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Jul 02 2018

A Great American Festival Comes to Maryland’s Historic Eastern Shore, on SEPTEMBER 7-9, 2018, in DOWNTOWN SALISBURY, MD​! Make your plans now to join in the fun in Salisbury, Maryland, for the National Folk Festival—one of America’s largest, most prestigious and longest-running celebrations of arts, culture, and heritage. ​A free, large-scale three-day outdoor event, the National Folk Festival celebrates the roots, richness and variety of American culture. It features over 350 of the nation’s finest traditional musicians, dancers, craftspeople and other keepers of culture in performances, workshops, and demonstrations, plus children’s activities, savory regional and...

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May 30 2018

May is Preservation Month! Established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the annual designation is recognized by local preservation groups, state historical societies, heritage areas, and others across the country. Four Rivers celebrates this month by acknowledging the hard work of our partners in undertaking capital improvement and preservation projects that will result in an enhanced heritage tourism experience in our area. ...

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May 08 2018

The Four Rivers Heritage Area works to nurture and promote Stewardship, Land Conservation, and the Preservation of our Built Environment. Have you seen our video about Land Conservation and Stewardship, entitled, “Our Stories: Land Conservation Successes in Anne Arundel County”? The video grew out of a stewardship initiative of the Four Rivers Heritage Area entitled, “What’s Your View?” and was funded in part by a grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. The videography team was DMH Video Production, Darren Heater and Brittany Mercer, and was shot on location at various...

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May 06 2018

Join Four Rivers Heritage Area in our new initiative to highlight Hands-On Heritage activities for adults and families. Have fun and learn by exploring a variety of activities  that allow you to participate as you learn.  Check out the public hands-on events and activities offered by heritage attractions in April-May. ARCHAEOLOGY IS VERY HANDS-ON! Anne Arundel County has more recorded archaeological sites than any other jurisdiction in the State! Over 1,600 sites represent our archaeological heritage, from 13,000 year old Native American camp sites, to colonial plantations, to the ruins of...

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