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Sep 04 2020

Thank you to Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County for providing the following information about local commemorations of International Underground Railroad Month! For the second consecutive year, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed September International Underground Railroad Month. The statewide commemoration salutes all who worked to end slavery and pave the way for the more comprehensive civil rights movement that followed in the United States. Annapolis and Anne Arundel county attractions and historical sites are among many across the state that have helped earn Maryland the designation of being the most powerful...

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Aug 26 2020

Anne Arundel Encourages Residents to Appreciate Local History The first round of roadside “Historic Markers” were installed earlier this year, with little fanfare amid the immediate public health threat posed by COVID-19 in March. Today, Anne Arundel County wants its residents to get outside, enjoy fresh air and visit local historical sites, while social distancing during staycations spent more safely closer to home. The historic marker program, developed by the Cultural Resources Division, Office of Planning and Zoning, is designed to raise public awareness about some of the County’s most significant historic...

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Jun 18 2020

We are excited to share a press release about the Maryland Historical Trust’s Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program. Although no sites within the Four Rivers Heritage Area are recipients of this grant program this year,  we look forward to future funding opportunities offered through the State of Maryland. Historic Preservation Grants Fund Capital Projects at Three National Historic Landmarks and Seven Other Notable Historic Properties (June 17, 2020) CROWNSVILLE, MD – The Hogan administration today announced that 10 projects were recently awarded funds by the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) through the Historic...

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Jun 01 2020

The Hogan administration recently announced that the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) has awarded 59 matching grants totaling $600,440 to heritage tourism nonprofits located in Maryland’s 13 Certified Heritage Areas. These grant funds support emergency operating costs that will help keep nonprofit organizations operational, as the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated economic ramifications continue. We are pleased to share the official announcement here. “As we gradually begin to open carefully across Maryland during this pandemic, it is critical that we support struggling nonprofits to help maintain the state’s heritage tourism economy,”...

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May 21 2020

Earlier this week, we let you know how to assist in, and benefit from, the initiatives of the Annapolis Small Business Recovery Task Force.  Now you have another chance to promote the historic preservation and heritage community during the COVID-19 recovery process, by contributing to Preservation Maryland's Heritage Recovery Task Force. In the face of the ongoing pandemic, Preservation Maryland convened a task force of history, preservation, economic development, design, and tourism organizations to focus on identifying and advocating for public policy necessary to support the recovery of Maryland’s historical and...

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Jul 12 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 12, 2019 Annapolis, MD: Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County joins the Hogan Administration in announcing 8 new grants totaling $489,500 to local Annapolis and Anne Arundel County non-profit organizations by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). The 8 local grants are among 109 matching grants totaling $5 million that were awarded to Maryland non-profits, local jurisdictions and other heritage tourism organizations including museums, and historic preservation, natural resources, cultural, and educational organizations. These grant funds support heritage tourism projects, historic...

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Jul 16 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 16, 2018 Annapolis, MD: Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County joins the Hogan Administration in announcing 9 new grants totaling $427,000 to local Annapolis and Anne Arundel County non-profit organizations by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). The 9 local grants are among 114 matching grants totaling nearly $5 million that were awarded to Maryland non-profits, local jurisdictions and other heritage tourism organizations including museums, and historic preservation, natural resources, cultural, and educational organizations. These grant funds support heritage tourism projects,...

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Nov 07 2017

Four Rivers Heritage Awards recognize individuals, organizations, programs and products that contribute significantly to the community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy. We are pleased to announce the winners of the following categories: The Stewardship Award - John Gudas, Annapolis Maritime Museum for his dedication and commitment to preserving Annapolis’ maritime history   The Heritage Professional of the Year Award - Lisa Robbins, Historic Annapolis for her innovative approaches to heritage education and interpretation   The Heritage Partnership Award - Ruth Starr Rose in Annapolis Organizing Committee for bringing together a passionate group of...

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