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Aug 14 2021

Please see below an announcement from the City of Annapolis regarding the proclamation of "Alex Haley Day." We look forward to commemorating this renowned author on this special day. City of Annapolis to Inaugurate ‘Alex Haley Day’ on the Author’s 100th Birthday at City Dock at 10 a.m. on August 14 The City of Annapolis will commemorate journalist and author Alex Haley with an “Alex Haley Day” public ceremony at City Dock at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 14. The occasion is to honor Haley’s centennial birth date: Aug. 11. Haley is known...

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Aug 06 2021

Please see below exciting news from our partners at Historic Annapolis and the Maryland State Archives. We are looking forward to welcoming this momentous exhibit to Annapolis. Historic Annapolis, in partnership with philanthropist and Maryland native David M. Rubenstein and the Maryland State Archives, will present an exhibition of four of the most important documents in early American history. Entitled Founding Freedoms: The Essential American Documents, the exhibition will be on display and accessible to the public in the rotunda of the Maryland State House from September 10 to October 11,...

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Jul 12 2021

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County joins the Hogan Administration in announcing 10 new grants totaling $414,039 to local Annapolis and Anne Arundel County non-profit organizations by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). The 10 local grants are among 116 matching grants totaling $5.03 million awarded to Maryland nonprofits, local jurisdictions, and other heritage tourism organizations. These grant funds support heritage tourism projects and activities that draw visitors and expand economic development and tourism-related job creation throughout Maryland. “Heritage tourism fosters economic development and job...

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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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May 05 2021

Join history enthusiasts nationwide this May in celebrating National Preservation Month. The observance, first established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as “Preservation Week” expanded to the entire month of May in 2005 to provide Americans more opportunities to celebrate the diverse and unique heritage of our country’s cities and states. Historic preservation is not only an effective tool in smart growth and sustainability practices, it enhances quality of life, increases local pride and community involvement, and is a significant economic driver. “This Place Matters” is the theme of...

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Feb 03 2021

Applications and Nominations for the Next Annapolis Poet Laureate Due February 26. Mayor Gavin Buckley has announced the search for the next Poet Laureate for the City of Annapolis. The Poet Laureate for the City is an honorary role with responsibility to promote the literary arts and literacy within the Annapolis community. The Art in Public Places Commission (AIPPC) is in charge of selecting the Poet Laureate. The Commission urges poets who live, work, or attend school in Annapolis, and are at least 18 years old, to apply for consideration for the...

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Feb 02 2021

Maryland Day Weekend Events: March 19-21, 2021 Family-friendly events designed for families to experience history and culture in Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County. Since 1903, Maryland has had an official day of celebrating its history on Maryland Day.  In the Four Rivers Heritage Area of Anne Arundel County, the organization and its partners will be honoring Maryland's history, heritage, and culture, using the theme "Better Together,"  with events at 20 area locations. Most of the events will be held the weekend of March 19 – 21, 2021.  "These family-friendly events will explore...

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Jan 22 2021

Results of State-Funded Study Announced ANNAPOLIS, January 21, 2021 –Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA), the governing body of the Maryland Heritage Areas Program, today released the results of a study that estimates the contribution of the Four Rivers Heritage Area to the statewide economy to be more than $244.8 million, and 3,469 jobs. “At Four Rivers Heritage Area our top priority is the development of heritage tourism, but it is important to note that Four Rivers Heritage Area also plays a vital role in both the state and the regional economies. Our...

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Jan 21 2021

Study measures economic contributions, job support, and tax impact (January 21, 2021) ANNAPOLIS, MD — Maryland’s 13 heritage areas, funded through the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) and overseen by the Maryland Heritage Area Authority (MHAA) generated a total impact on the state’s economy of more than $2.4 billion in FY19, according to an economic contribution analysis released today. The study further concluded that the economic activity of MHAA supported or sustained 33,815 jobs throughout the state. “Maryland’s investment in MHAA is generating a valuable economic impact on the region and helping support...

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Sep 23 2020

The Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism is soliciting applications for 2021-2022 AmeriCorps State funding. AmeriCorps program grants fund service activities that address a variety of critical needs in the community. Grants are used for service activities that address critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.   Note: this opportunity is for groups who want a large number of volunteers through Americorps, rather than a single volunteer.  Concept Paper Required The first required step to apply for the AmeriCorps program grant is the submission of a Concept Paper. Concept Papers will be reviewed within two...

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