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Jun 08 2021

Please join Anne Arundel County on Tuesday June 15th, to help unveil two new interpretive signs highlighting the people and heritage of two very special historic communities; Freetown and Pumphrey. Both are historically African American enclaves in North County, founded before Emancipation. As we prepare to celebrate Juneteenth, their legacy deserves recognition as these communities have defined and influenced the North County region of Anne Arundel County for nearly 200 years. From the churches and schools, to community centers and associations, their respective institutions remain important and influential pillars of the...

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Jun 07 2021

Stay busy this week with more events from our partners, whether you're looking for a lecture during lunch or an in-person walking tour. Be sure to also check our calendar of events for more upcoming programs and reserve your space today, some of them sell out fast! Click on the event title for more information. Annapolis Arts Week! It's Annapolis Arts Week, and arts-related events abound. The Paint Annapolis  happenings are not to be missed, and music and arts opportunities and performances are happening again in person in Annapolis!  The Calendar of events...

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Jun 04 2021

Our boundaries have expanded! That means there are new attractions to explore in the Four Rivers Heritage Area. Below are some new featured sites you'll want to visit soon (whether they are currently open for in-person visits or offer online virtual tours). Goshen Farm - Annapolis The Goshen Farm Preservation Society, Inc.  was established in 2006 to safeguard and restore the historic Goshen Farm and its surrounding property. Buildings at Goshen Farm include the Goshen Farm House, the Tenant’s Cottage, the Servant’s Quarters, and a Milk House. Historic Linthicum Walks - Crofton On the...

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Jun 03 2021

Following our recent Boundary Amendment, our heritage area's geographical footprint has nearly doubled in size and many new attractions, parks, heritage sites, and other organizations are now part of our stakeholder "family," and eligible for the grants and other activities of the program. Use this link to see the map that reflects the new Boundary: https://annearundelmd.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=e55f1754e7b543b5a188863625d73c38 Four Rivers includes stakeholder information here on our website, www.fourriversheritage.org. We seek to include our new attractions on the website, so please contact us at [email protected] to share information and photos with us for your site's listing. We send...

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Jun 02 2021

The following update was shared with us by the City of Annapolis Department of Planning and Zoning. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the city's comprehensive plan. Your input will play an important role in envisioning the future of Annapolis. We hope you will be able to join the Department of Planning and Zoning for an upcoming public presentation to learn more about how you can provide further comment on this 20-year plan. Annapolis Ahead 2040 Updates and Upcoming Presentations As part the process to develop Annapolis Ahead 2040, the City...

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Jun 01 2021

Click on the event title for more information. MHT Listening Session Date: Friday, June 4 Time: 9:30 am Location: Online Host Organization: Maryland Historical Trust Join Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) Director Elizabeth Hughes for a listening session. MHT invites cultural heritage organizations and others involved in preservation around the state for a chat about the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the road to recovery. Feedback and the peer-to-peer exchange will help inform MHT’s programs and technical assistance in the coming year. Space is limited so please register in advance. This...

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May 28 2021

Did you know there are four Blue Star Museums currently open to the public in the Four Rivers Heritage Area? Blue Star Museums offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. The 2021 Blue Star Museums program runs this year from Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 15 until Labor Day on Monday, September 6, making Memorial Day weekend a perfect opportunity to plan a visit. Be sure to check each museum’s website or social media for updated Memorial Day hours as...

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May 27 2021

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) has shared some new opportunities for the public to get involved with supporting the arts community as panelists for two programs, the Independent Artist Awards (IAA) and Public Art Across Maryland (PAAM). MSAC is looking for a wide range of geographic representation, so local experts are encouraged to apply! Independent Artist Awards (IAA) By reviewing and scoring applications, IAA panelists help MSAC recognize the achievement of Maryland artists, awarding $2,000, $10,000, and $15,000 awards. This year’s Awards will be focused on the Literary Arts. This is...

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May 24 2021

Fewer events this week means less you need to choose between! This week it's all about history and research. Learn from fellows and curators about what informs and inspires them, whether it's stories about the Underground Railroad or the complexities of tall case clocks. Click on the event title for more information. Research in the Time of COVID-19: Case Studies from 400 Years of African American History Fellowship Date: Tuesday, May 25 Time: 3:30-5:00 pm Location: Online Host Organizations: Maryland Department of Commerce Office of Tourism and the Legacy of Slavery in...

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May 21 2021

We're excited to announce a new reopening of another Four Rivers Heritage Area site! Read on for more information. Reopening this weekend The Maryland State House (100 State Circle, Annapolis) is reopening to the public on Saturday, May 21. The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use and is the only state house ever to have served as the nation's capitol. Don't miss the statues of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, which were unveiled last February. Opening hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The State House is...

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