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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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May 07 2014

What is the Great Give? It’s a collaborative effort throughout our county to focus on a 24-hour period to try to reach at least 5,000 donors to raise $1 million ONLINE for 150 nonprofit organizations in our county. Beginning Wednesday, May 7 at 6 p.m. and continuing to May 8th at 6 p.m., this 24-hour event aims to engage the community in online giving. Your donation of $25 will help us extend the reach of our Maryland Day event even farther in 2015! Our donations page is: https://greatgiveaac.org/#npo/annapolis-london-town-south-county-heritage-area-inc. Many thanks! ...

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Mar 27 2014

Four Rivers Heritage Area Announces Four Spring Mini-Grant Awards to Non-Profit Organizations in Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County Annapolis, MD — Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces four new mini-grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our spring mini-grant opportunity. The grants totaled $7,800 for projects totaling $35,578, making the combined total for FY2014 mini-grants awarded (both fall and spring) to $24,565, for total projects of $93,017.54. This matching mini-grants program, made possible for the eleventh year through financial support...

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Mar 20 2014

MEDIA RELEASE: Maryland Day Celebration 2014   “YOUR MARYLAND, YOUR HISTORY, YOUR DAY!” MARYLAND DAY CELEBRATION 2014! Four Rivers Heritage Area Sponsors 7th Annual Maryland Day Celebration at Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County Heritage Sites Maryland Day marks the formal founding of the colony of Maryland, when settlers from England celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving on St. Clement’s Island in what is now St. Mary’s County, Maryland. The Maryland settlement was authorized under a charter granted on June 20, 1632 by Charles I of England to Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron of Baltimore. On...

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Feb 07 2014

Four Rivers is pleased to share this varied list of Economic ROI Studies related to heritage and historic preservation with our stakeholders. Let us know if you are aware of another study that should be added to the list! NEW! MHAA Economic Impact Snapshot Final.pdf -- A Snapshot of the Economic Impact of the Maryland Heritage Area Grants (2018), based on a study in November 2017 using the IMPLAN methodology with analysis by Dr. Massoud Ahmadi, of Strategic Impact Advisors. Economic_Study_Landmarks_Conservancy – “Historic Preservation: At The Core of a Dynamic New York City,” April 2016...

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Jan 07 2014

Introduction: the Four Rivers’ Mini-Grant application asks this question: How is the project consistent with the interpretive themes in the Heritage Area Management Plan? Explain. Please refer directly to our Management Plan, especially Section 3, “Interpretive Framework." Include section and page numbers in your reference. The Four Rivers Interpretive Themes can be found on the Four Rivers website by clicking on Management Plan, under the “For Partners” tab. Section 3 of the Plan contains our “Interpretive Framework.” Here is a useful summary of our themes, but please be sure to visit the website and...

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Jan 06 2014

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces guidelines and criteria for the Spring 2014 Mini-Grants Program. Made possible for the eleventh 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. (IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a continuation of the FY2014 mini-grants program, and organizations that received a Fall 2014 mini-grant are not eligible to apply.) FY14 Mini-Grants Program Guidelines:  Stated...

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Dec 18 2013

December 19, 2013: Four Rivers is pleased to share with potential grant applicants that there are a variety of new resources to help you prepare your applications. Four Rivers staff are directly involved in two spring grant opportunities: 1. Spring FY2014 Mini-Grant Opportunity: The grant criteria and application will be available for download after the new year. The deadline will be Friday, February 14, 2014. Visit our Mini-grant page for more information. 2. MHAA FY2015 Grant Opportunity: The application will utilize NEW online grant software this year for all phases of the application,...

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