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Oct 16 2020

The Maryland Department of Commerce Office of Tourism and the Maryland State Archives Legacy of Slavery Program are seeking qualified researchers with a background in U.S. History, American Studies, African American Studies, or related disciplines to fill four fellowships funded by the 400 Years of African American History Commission. Fellows will spend time with professionals at the Maryland State Archives and the Maryland Office of Tourism Development to gain knowledge and experience about how these state agencies, along with other public and private organizations, work together to document and inspire travel...

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Oct 15 2020

The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County is pleased to again partner with the Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning Cultural Resources Division, which protects the County’s historic sites, buildings, archaeological sites and landscapes, to offer a FY2021 grant funding opportunity, the Anne Arundel Arts and Cultural Resources Grant. These grants provide funding of up to $2,500 for public programming that utilizes heritage resources in Anne Arundel County in a new or innovative way; increases public access to historic sites; or improves or enhances how the public engages with...

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Oct 14 2020

In the latest video from our "Story Project," Pamela Browne, longtime volunteer and now Executive Director of the Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center, Inc., shares her story about what drew her here, starting with her father's attendance as a high school student. The Legacy Center is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of Wiley H. Bates High School, formerly (1932 to 1966) the only high school for African Americans in Anne Arundel County. It is a unique cultural arts and heritage center displaying historical documents and collections that preserve...

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Oct 12 2020

Our partners have been hard at work planning a wide variety of offerings that are entertaining and educational. Here's what's happening in the Four Rivers Heritage Area this week, including a new Maryland Day 2020 event. Click on the event title for more information. Learning at London Town: The Fabric of Life Dates: Wednesday, October 14, 1:00-3:00 pm & Saturday, October 17 10:00 am -12:00 pm Location: Historic London Town House and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater Host Organization: Historic London Town House and Gardens Experience the fabrics of colonial life – woolens,...

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Oct 08 2020

One new way to support our heritage partners is to go shopping! The following organizations have recently launched online stores. There's no better time to buy local. Historic Annapolis Museum Store A popular Annapolis gift shop is now virtual. Shop the HA Museum Store Online to find a captivating mix of merchandise that ties to Chesapeake Bay heritage with nautical and historic gifts. Now you can browse a marvelous selection of boat models, tableware, vintage-inspired jewelry, crab-inspired gifts, books and home décor. Proceeds benefit Historic Annapolis and their mission to preserve and protect...

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Oct 07 2020

Looking for a way to volunteer and support the local heritage community for home? Here's a new opportunity! The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is seeking panelists to review to review 2021 Heritage Award nominations. Heritage Awards recognize long-term achievement in traditional arts, or community-based living cultural traditions handed down by example or word of mouth. Awards annually recognize one recipient in each of three categories: Person/People, Place, and Tradition. Serving as a panelist is a great opportunity to support the traditional arts while also learning about MSAC granting processes. What does a...

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Oct 06 2020

The Pathways Grant Program provides support for projects at historical organizations throughout the state of Maryland. The goal is to build the long-term resiliency and efficacy of museums, historic sites, and other organizations that make up Maryland’s heritage community. This grant program is administered by Maryland Center for History and Culture. Eligibility: Eligible applicants will steward and interpret locally based, historically significant sites and landscapes; museum and library collections; and/or educational assets as a core part of their mission activities. Eligible applicants will be incorporated, non-profit organizations in good standing with the...

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Oct 05 2020

Get outside and enjoy some beautiful fall weather on a historic walking tour, or stay in with a virtual lecture. This week, we've got you covered with a variety of events. Click on the event title for more information. Colonial Cocktails: Fish House Punch & Mint Julep Date: Tuesday, October 6 Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Location: Historic London Town House and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater Host Organization: Historic London Town House and Gardens If you missed last month's Colonial Cocktails because it was sold out, now's your chance to experience Fish House Punch...

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Oct 02 2020

The Forever Maryland Foundation, in partnership with the State of Maryland is now accepting applications for the annual Keep Maryland Beautiful grants program. Four different grants are being offered to help volunteer and nonprofit groups, communities, and land trusts support environmental education projects, litter removal, citizen stewardship, and solve natural resource issues in urban and rural areas. The Keep Maryland Beautiful grants will be offered in two categories: Environmental Education, Community Initiatives and Cleanup Grants (for community groups, local governments, and nonprofits) Citizen Stewardship Grant - Up to $5,000 is awarded to schools, nonprofits, and other community...

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Oct 01 2020

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) provides science-based knowledge to meet the environmental challenges of the 21st century. This new video is part of the Four Ri vers Heritage Area's "Story Project," funded by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. Hear the story of Steve Myers and Dave Norman, who volunteer at SERC, as both educators and citizen scientists who are helping to preserve and restore the Chesapeake Bay. SERC leads research on coastal ecosystems—where the land meets the sea—to inform real-world decisions for wise policies, best business practices, and a sustainable...

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