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Jul 06 2020

Maryland Day: Unpaused continues! Traditionally taking place over a weekend, the Maryland Day celebration in the Four Rivers Heritage Area is a unique heritage-based group of events in Annapolis and southern Anne Arundel County. Due to COVID-19, many of this year’s activities have been re-envisioned through online content and virtual experiences. With our local historic sites opening to the public, you can now Save the Date to attend these upcoming events taking place live and in-person, brought to you by some of our Maryland Day partners. Our sites are prepared to welcome you...

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Jul 02 2020

Even though traditional 4th of July fireworks and large-scale celebrations are cancelled this year, there are other ways to celebrate Independence Day in the Four Rivers Heritage Area. The town of Galesville is still holding its annual 4th of July parade. Organized by the Galesville Heritage Society, the parade will take place this Saturday at 1:00 pm along Galesville's Main Street, beginning and ending at the intersection of Main Street and Anchor’s Way/West Benning Road. There's no better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a community rich in history. Or come...

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Jul 01 2020

Please find below important information about the Heritage Emergency National Task Force’s COVID-19 Resource Hub. The Heritage Emergency National Task Force (HENTF), co-sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Smithsonian Institution, is a partnership of 60 national service organizations and federal agencies. The Heritage Emergency National Task Force has compiled relevant COVID-19 URLs from its members and other stakeholders. It’s heartening to see so many resources shared so widely. However, that means you will likely encounter some of the same resources as you delve into these links. A wonderful...

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Jun 30 2020

Learn more about the Roots and Tides Scenic Byway in this new video by the Maryland Office of Tourism! [embed]https://youtu.be/lYDC1O1R18g[/embed] Featured Four Rivers Heritage Area attractions in the video include: United States Naval Academy Annapolis Maritime Museum Banneker-Douglass Museum Maryland State House Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial Historic London Town and Gardens Smithsonian Environmental Research Center From Annapolis through southern Anne Arundel County and down into Calvert County, explore the timeless traditions and deep maritime roots of Western Shore towns along the Chesapeake Bay. Go sailing, bird watching, museum hopping or just relax on...

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Jun 29 2020

The City of Annapolis, at the center of the Four Rivers Heritage Area, is proud to boast two historic colleges, the United States Naval Academy and St. John’s College. Both are unique in their traditions and renowned for their curriculum. Take a virtual visit to each campus by exploring these academic institutions with YouTube. St. John’s College About: Founded in 1696, as The King William’s School, St. John’s College is the third oldest college in the United States. At St. John’s, great books—and great discussions—are the heart of the college’s distinctive liberal arts...

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Jun 26 2020

Many of our heritage sites are slowly beginning to open again to the public with new guidelines and safety measures in place. We understand the process can be overwhelming. If you’re still working on your reopening plan, and require further guidance, the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) continues to make their recorded AASLH Conversation Series webinars available to both members and nonmembers. We’d like to express our gratitude to AASLH for being a consistent resource during the COVID-19 pandemic closings. Recorded Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Guidelines and Procedures for...

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Jun 25 2020

Even though school’s out, summer is still a time to have fun while learning something new! Below you can find a selection of educational programs offered by some of our heritage partners. Whether you have a child interested in art or ecology, there’s plenty to keep them engaged this summer both virtually or in-person. Offered In-Person Summer Programs are back at Historic London Town and Gardens. Join their family & educational programs, including a Mini Herb Garden Workshop (Saturday, July 11, 10:30am), a Children’s Tie-Dye Tote Workshop (Saturday, July 25, 10:30am), and...

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Jun 24 2020

Even while they've been closed, many of our heritage partners have been busy keeping the public informed with articles, posts, and other creative and educational online content. If you want to stay current on what's happening in the Four Rivers Heritage area, here are some blogs not to be missed! Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Save the Bay Blog CBF's Save the Bay Blog features a range of informative, engaging, and hopeful stories about CBF, their work, and conservation issues of the moment. Hammond-Harwood House's Blog Among many topics related to this historic house museum, the...

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Jun 23 2020

Maryland Day Unpaused continues! In recognition of the family-friendly theme of this celebration, here are some virtual experiences to enjoy with the kids. Anne Arundel County Public Library hosts Facebook Live "Storytimes: Preschool Storytime," Monday-Friday at 10:30 am (Tuesdays are bilingual Spanish and English). Join library staff from across AACPL as they present stories, songs and fun each weekday morning on Facebook Live. Thursdays at 11:00 am is "Babies in Bloom" for babies ages birth to 18 months. Babies will enjoy songs and action rhymes while building early literacy skills.  Zoom programs require registration...

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