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Jul 11 2014

On July 10, 2014, the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) approved nearly $2.7 million to 60 project grants in a highly competitive grant round. Four of the grants were to projects in the Four Rivers Heritage Area in Anne Arundel County. Grants awarded from MHAA fund historical, cultural and natural resource projects in 12 certified Heritage Areas across the state. Grant funds support heritage tourism projects and activities that expand economic development and tourism-related job creation in 21 counties and the city of Baltimore. Tourism represents the 10th largest private...

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May 20 2014

Four Rivers and Anne Arundel County Public Schools are partnering to present a series of quilt-making workshops during the spring and summer months. Renowned quilting artist Dr. Joan Gaither will be present to offer advice, encouragement, hands-on instruction, and stories of her own. Workshop dates: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Captain Avery Museum, 1418 East West Shady Side Road, Shady Side. To RSVP for this session, contact [email protected] Thursday, June 12, 2014, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Bates Legacy Center, 1101 Smithville Street, Annapolis. To RSVP for this session, [email protected] Tuesday,...

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May 07 2014

What is the Great Give? It’s a collaborative effort throughout our county to focus on a 24-hour period to try to reach at least 5,000 donors to raise $1 million ONLINE for 150 nonprofit organizations in our county. Beginning Wednesday, May 7 at 6 p.m. and continuing to May 8th at 6 p.m., this 24-hour event aims to engage the community in online giving. Your donation of $25 will help us extend the reach of our Maryland Day event even farther in 2015! Our donations page is: https://greatgiveaac.org/#npo/annapolis-london-town-south-county-heritage-area-inc. Many thanks! ...

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Mar 27 2014

Four Rivers Heritage Area Announces Four Spring Mini-Grant Awards to Non-Profit Organizations in Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County Annapolis, MD — Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces four new mini-grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our spring mini-grant opportunity. The grants totaled $7,800 for projects totaling $35,578, making the combined total for FY2014 mini-grants awarded (both fall and spring) to $24,565, for total projects of $93,017.54. This matching mini-grants program, made possible for the eleventh year through financial support...

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Mar 20 2014

MEDIA RELEASE: Maryland Day Celebration 2014   “YOUR MARYLAND, YOUR HISTORY, YOUR DAY!” MARYLAND DAY CELEBRATION 2014! Four Rivers Heritage Area Sponsors 7th Annual Maryland Day Celebration at Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County Heritage Sites Maryland Day marks the formal founding of the colony of Maryland, when settlers from England celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving on St. Clement’s Island in what is now St. Mary’s County, Maryland. The Maryland settlement was authorized under a charter granted on June 20, 1632 by Charles I of England to Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron of Baltimore. On...

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Sep 12 2013

Annapolis, MD – Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County seeks nominations for its tenth annual heritage awards. These awards recognize individuals, organizations, partnerships, programs and products that contribute significantly to the community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy. Awards are made in nine different categories, including Best Heritage Tourism Product, Best New Initiative, Best Heritage Partnership, Heritage Sponsor of the Year, Heritage Professional of the Year, Heritage Interpreter of the Year, and the Public/Private Initiative Award. Nominations are also requested for...

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Sep 12 2013

Annapolis, MD – Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County seeks nominations for its tenth annual heritage awards. These awards recognize individuals, organizations, partnerships, programs and products that contribute significantly to the community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy. Awards are made in nine different categories, including Best Heritage Tourism Product, Best New Initiative, Best Heritage Partnership, Heritage Sponsor of the Year, Heritage Professional of the Year, Heritage Interpreter of the Year, and the Public/Private Initiative Award. Nominations are also requested for...

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Sep 11 2013

Here at the Four Rivers Heritage Area, we are excited to be planning a fully revised and updated website! PLEASE BEAR WITH US DURING THE CONSTRUCTION PERIOD! If you cannot find the information you need, please call our office at 410-222-1805, and we will be happy to assist you! Thank you!...

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Mar 06 2013

Annapolis, MD — Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces three new mini-grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our spring mini-grant opportunity. The grants totaled $3,625 for projects totaling $13,262, making the combined total for FY2013 mini-grants awarded (both fall and spring) to $23,075, for total projects of $182,907. This matching mini-grants program, made possible for the tenth year through financial support from the City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, leverages other funding to...

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