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Mar 04 2021

A recording of the Site Directors and Managers Summit that Four Rivers hosted on February 17 is now available to view. This roundtable-style meeting includes updates from many key sites and partners in the heritage area. Please use this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/jVocDTx7Sp_jz-jpN8uqC1pInL6TRbUgJX9gC1_ccrNznEar8sAi0t1O9H10QvZ6.ujDoujCJ9TNviXbr?startTime=1613658605000 NOTE: The required passcode is: [email protected]

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Jan 20 2021

"What is CLIO? Clio is your guide to the history and culture around you. We have 38407 historical entries from all across the country. 346 new entries have been added and 466 entries have been improved in the last 30 days." -- from the Clio website, www.theclio.com Four Rivers may be able to use Clio for a virtual tour of the new areas to be added to the heritage area as part of our Boundary Amendment. Some of our heritage sites may want to use Clio to create tours of their site. Here is the message Four Rivers...

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Dec 15 2020

The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) is pleased to announce that MHAA is now seeking applications for its FY 2022 grants cycle. Do you have a heritage tourism related project in mind for your organization? Perhaps you are planning to restore a historic building, create a new museum exhibit, build a visitor center, develop a walking tour mobile application, or undertake some other project that showcases Maryland's unique historical, cultural, or natural resources. Will the project take place in a certified heritage area, including the Four Rivers Heritage Area? A Maryland...

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Nov 12 2020

The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC), utilizing federal COVID-19 Relief CARES Act Funding from Anne Arundel County, is administering the Community Crisis Response Fund grant program to provide financial assistance to eligible Anne Arundel County 501c3 nonprofit organizations that sustained a loss of income/revenue and/or an increase of expenses due to COVID-19 impacts on their operations and communities. CFAAC will award grants of up to $10,000 on a rolling basis to 501c3 nonprofits who fit the criteria and who demonstrate need in order to ensure the health of their...

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Nov 11 2020

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is administering funding for the Governor’s Maryland Strong Economic Recovery Initiative (MD-SERI). These funds will support the state’s nonprofit tourism organizations, entertainment venues and businesses across Maryland​. The following opportunities may be relevant for some of our heritage partners: Tourism Nonprofits (Open for Applications) DHCD’S MD-SERI Tourism Nonprofits will allocate funds to the state’s nonprofit tourism producing organizations, such as museums, cultural attractions, zoos, aquariums whose mission and work substantially contributes to the economic development and now economic recovery of Maryland communities through visitor driven...

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Oct 28 2020

Are you considering applying for a Historic Preservation Capital Grant for your historic preservation project? Attend a webinar to learn about the application process, conveying an easement, and more! The Maryland Historical Trust is hosting six webinars in November and January for prospective applicants for the Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program. This competitive funding program provides grants for construction projects on buildings or structures listed on or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Webinars are free, but you must register. Click on the webinar's title to access its registration page. Historic...

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Oct 27 2020

Anne Arundel County Partners with Arts Council to Provide $1 million for Artists and Arts Organizations! Grants will be broken down in two categories: Independent Artists, and Arts Nonprofits or Businesses that solely employ artists or performers.  Our heritage partners may be particularly interested in learning more about the Grants for Arts Organizations as outlined below. Arts Organization Application Guidelines The arts are an important economic driver within Anne Arundel County, one that has been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Because artists are not categorized as essential employees, both individual artists and...

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Oct 23 2020

The Pathways Grant Program provides support for capacity-building 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. Up to a dozen grant awards, valued between $10,000 and $20,000, will be distributed beginning in May 2021. 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,...

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Oct 22 2020

Museums can apply for six grant programs regularly offered by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Click the grant title for more information, including grant award amounts. Applications for all six programs are due November 16: Museums for America The Museums for America program supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. Inspire! Grants for Small Museums Inspire! Grants for Small Museums is a special initiative of the Museums for America program. It is designed to help small museums implement projects that address priorities identified in their...

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Sep 29 2020

On September 22, there was an online panel discussion entitled, "Race, Unrest, and the Role of Heritage Areas and the Museum Field," organized by the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area, in partnership with the Coalition of Heritage Areas and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. If you missed the panel discussion and wish to view it, you can view the recording on the Maryland Milestones/ATHA YouTube page here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0lo0SpUDwQ&t=16s The panel discussion was planned as a follow-up to an important webinar/discussion that took place during the American Alliance of Museums annual...

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