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Nov 12 2014

Four Rivers Heritage Area Awards Honor Excellence: Ceremony Recognizes Community Leaders, Outstanding Projects November 6, 2014 — (Annapolis) Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town and South County, held its Eleventh Annual Heritage Awards on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. 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. Heritage Tourism Product Award: This award recognizes an outstanding heritage tourism product created in the past year. Eligible products include exhibits,...

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Nov 07 2014

Stewardship Success Stories

Four Rivers Heritage Area announces the debut of a new 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 private properties in Anne Arundel County, with landowners who have taken advantage of...

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Oct 28 2014

Four Rivers Heritage Area is proud to announce our 2014 Heritage Awards honorees. Please plan to join us on Thursday, November 6th, 5 to 7 p.m., in the Blue Heron Room at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, for our Eleventh Annual Heritage Awards and Reception. A $10 donation per person is requested. Please call the office at 410-222-1805 to RSVP. Heritage Tourism Product Award: Historic London Town and Gardens’ “Garden Guide, ” an outstanding interpretive guide to all aspects of the gardens for visitors in all seasons Heritage...

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Sep 26 2014

This is the BEST time of year to visit our area! October is for Heritage! Download our October events flyer here:  October is for Heritage! Visit our Events calendar page for more details, and plan your trip at www.visitannapolis.org!...

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Sep 10 2014

Annapolis, MD – Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County seeks nominations for its eleventh 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 2014, awards are planned in nine different categories, including Heritage Tourism Product Award, New Initiative 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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Sep 04 2014

Four Rivers Heritage Area’s Executive Director, Carol Benson, has announced a FREE workshop for first-time grant-writers and organizations interested in the Fall FY15 Mini-Grant Opportunity, which will take place on Monday, September 29, 3 p.m. at the Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center, 1101 Smithville Street, in Annapolis. Bring your questions and project ideas and Dr. Benson will walk you through the process of planning your project, filling out your project budget sheet, completing a competitive grant application, and more! There is plenty of FREE parking and seating available at this...

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Aug 27 2014

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces guidelines and criteria for the FY2015 Mini-Grants Program. Made possible for the twelfth 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. Four Rivers’ matching mini-grants program is designed to assist heritage-related sites and organizations, as well as municipalities, within our borders to develop new and innovative programs, partnerships, exhibits, tours, events,...

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Aug 15 2014

We are happy to report that our new Heritage Programs Coordinator, Christina Csaszar (pictured left), is hard at work on a series of blogposts of her heritage explorations around town and to South County! She has a fresh perspective on our activities and is very passionate about preservation and history! Read her posts on our Blog page, at https://fourriversheri.wpengine.com/blog/. Enjoy!...

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Jul 11 2014

On July 10, 2014, the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) approved nearly $2.7 million to 60 project grants in a highly competitive grant round. Four of the grants were to projects in the Four Rivers Heritage Area in Anne Arundel County. Grants awarded from MHAA fund historical, cultural and natural resource projects in 12 certified Heritage Areas across the state. 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. Tourism represents the 10th largest private...

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May 20 2014

Four Rivers and Anne Arundel County Public Schools are partnering to present a series of quilt-making workshops during the spring and summer months. Renowned quilting artist Dr. Joan Gaither will be present to offer advice, encouragement, hands-on instruction, and stories of her own. Workshop dates: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Captain Avery Museum, 1418 East West Shady Side Road, Shady Side. To RSVP for this session, contact [email protected] Thursday, June 12, 2014, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Bates Legacy Center, 1101 Smithville Street, Annapolis. To RSVP for this session, [email protected] Tuesday,...

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