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Nov 22 2010

Annapolis, MD – Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County is pleased to announce this year’s annual heritage award winners. Four Rivers Heritage Awards recognize individuals, organizations, programs and products that contribute significantly to the community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy. Four Rivers congratulates this year’s heritage award winners in the following categories: Heritage Tourism Product Award: “Oysters on the Half Shell Exhibition”, Annapolis Maritime Museum New Initiative Award: Captain Salem Avery Museum’s Heritage Eco-Tour Heritage Interpreter of the Year: Meg...

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Jul 16 2010

Annapolis, MD – Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County is pleased to announce grant awards from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) for four major heritage projects in Annapolis and southern Anne Arundel County. Project grant funds of $188,000 will support development of regional heritage-related projects totaling more than $434,000. All grants are fully matched at the local level, leveraging non-state funding to develop new projects, products, and activities consistent with the city-, county- and state-approved heritage area Management Plan. In addition to the...

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Feb 23 2010

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town and South County is sponsoring the third annual Maryland Day Celebration in Anne Arundel County from Friday, March 19, 2010 through Sunday, March 21, 2010. Throughout the weekend, historical and cultural institutions in Annapolis and southern Anne Arundel County will open their doors to the public offering special tours, events, and programming for $1.00 or less. Maryland Day Celebration 2010 will include historic sites not traditionally open to the public, special programs developed for Maryland Day, costumed re-enactors, exhibitions, and family...

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Jan 19 2010

Maryland Day commemorates the formal founding of the colony of Maryland, when the newly-arrived colonists erected a cross on St. Clement’s Island, offered prayers (perhaps by saying Mass), and took “possession of this Countrey for our Saviour and for our soveraigne Lord the King of England.” In 1916, the Maryland General Assembly authorized Maryland Day as a legal holiday devoted to Maryland history. Four Rivers Heritage Area has partnered with regional heritage organizations and businesses to showcase the area’s local history in commemoration of this momentous day. Participants include: Annapolis and...

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Dec 29 2009

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County is pleased to announce eleven new mini-grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations. This matching mini-grants program, made possible for the sixth 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 create new programs, activities and events that build upon interpretive themes in the state, county and city-approved heritage area Management Plan, foster collaborative partnerships, and enhance local cultural...

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Dec 15 2009

Please support Maryland’s Heritage Areas! Write a letter of support today to Governor Martin O’Malley to ask for level support in FY2011 for the MHAA Program! The Governor is in the process of creating his budget, and the DLS has recommended cutting the funding to the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority to $360,000. This would be a devastating cut that would severely impact the survival of the statewide heritage areas program, which has previously been funded at $3 Million annually. The Heritage Area program has been building tourism and small businesses across Maryland for more than ten years....

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Nov 24 2009

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces this year’s guidelines, criteria, and deadlines for its popular Mini-Grant program. Made possible for the seventh 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. Mini-Grant awards of up to $2,500 are available for projects within the heritage area that incorporate regional historic, cultural, and natural resources,...

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Nov 06 2009

Annapolis, MD – Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County is pleased to announce this year’s annual heritage award winners. Four Rivers Heritage Awards recognize individuals, organizations, programs and products that contribute significantly to the community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy. Four Rivers congratulates this year’s heritage award winners in the following categories: Heritage Professional: Scotti Preston, Historic Annapolis Foundation Living History performer and educator Heritage Professional: Dr. John Kille, Lost Towns Project, Londontown Foundation and Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation Legacy Award: Dr. Joan M. E. Gaither, Documentary Story...

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Aug 29 2009

Annapolis, MD – Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County seeks nominations for its sixth 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. Awards are made in several different categories, including Heritage Tourism Product, New Initiatives, Heritage Partnership, Heritage Professional, and Public/Private Initiatives. The heritage area encourages nominations for green or environmentally friendly heritage-related products and tours, as well as nominations that include the use of...

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Aug 24 2009

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces this year’s guidelines, criteria, and deadlines for its popular Mini-Grant program. Made possible for the seventh 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. Mini-Grant awards of up to $2,500 are available for projects within the heritage area that incorporate regional historic, cultural, and natural resources,...

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