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Aug 08 2017

New! Four Rivers has created a new flyer for our Water Trail visitors! Check out the heritage attractions in Southern Anne Arundel County, while you are in the area enjoying our water access and beautiful water views! Download the flyer here: South County Water Trail Flyer reduced South County Water Trail information is available here: www.aacwt.org. More information about water access in the county is available here: http://www.aacounty.org/departments/recreation-parks/parks/water-accessibility/ ...

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Aug 08 2017

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Official Rules and Guidelines [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Download a copy here: Photo Contest Guidelines Revised[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="23193" img_size="large" hover_animation="no"][vc_column_text]General Contest Information: The sponsor of this contest is the Annapolis, London Town & South County Heritage Area, Inc., known by its marketing name as Four Rivers Heritage Area, with offices located in the Arundel Center, 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis MD 21401. Phone Number: 410-222-1805. This is a contest to promote awareness of the history and heritage of the area. Contestants will take and submit photographs taken at a park or heritage attraction that is...

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Aug 04 2017

Bill the Goat, the Naval Academy’s iconic mascot, is now enshrined at a new exhibit in the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center at the Naval Academy. Bill the Goat has served as the official Naval Academy mascot since the 1890 inaugural Army-Navy football game. Since the original Bill’s debut, there have been at least 37 different live goat mascots, many of which have had the honor of wearing a game-day blanket laden with the N-Star, signifying a victory over Army. The unique history of the Bills and their admiration by midshipmen and Navy...

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Jul 27 2017

1. Historic London Town and Gardens 839 Londontown Rd, Edgewater, (410) 222-1919 Discover the once “lost town” of London Town, a National Historic Landmark with reconstructed colonial buildings. Bring your family (and dogs) to also enjoy scenic river views, 10 acres of woodland and ornamental gardens and a Sound and Sensory Garden for kids. Leashed dogs are welcome in the gardens, but they must be under their owner's control at all times. If you’re looking for more dog friendly fun, July 30 is “Dog Night” at London Town. Enjoy a concert from 5:00...

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Jun 27 2017

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_gallery type="flexslider_slide" interval="10" images="22983,23024,23041"][vc_column_text]The 4-day Fourth of July weekend is almost upon us! Start planning your celebration now by visiting our Events Calendar! On Sunday, July 2, enjoy the First Sunday Arts Festival on West and Calvert Streets in the Arts District! Find out more at http://www.firstsundayarts.com/[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]On Tuesday, the Fourth, join in the local fun at one of these popular events taking place in the Four Rivers Heritage Area: West Annapolis Neighborhood Parade July 4, 9:30 am Celebrate the Fourth of July at the West...

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Jun 05 2017

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="22751" img_size="full" alignment="center" hover_animation="no"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Pop-Up Heritage is a new series of FREE special events each month in the Four Rivers Heritage Area. Join us in June for our inaugural event: "Preserving Digital Prints: Protecting Your Photos and Ink jet Documents from the 1980s to Now" with Maria Day, Director of Special Collections and Conservation at Maryland State Archives Tuesday, June 6, 3:00 p.m. Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Visitors Center John C. Astle Conference Room 26 West Street, Annapolis In the 1980s, many new technologies allowed...

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May 31 2017

This Sunday, the Four Rivers Heritage Area, the Inner West Street Association and Visit Annapolis will continue to team together to let arts and culture loving visitors know when they come to town for First Sunday Arts Festivals that there is lots more to see and explore in the City and region. Four Rivers has created a flyer for visitors: “Sunday Heritage Offerings in the Four Rivers Heritage Area.” Four Rivers and colleagues will be inside the Visitors Center during the First Sunday Arts Festivals to complement the staff there as they encourage...

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May 25 2017

Memorial Day is an important holiday in the Four Rivers Heritage Area, a day for remembering and honoring all members of the armed forces who have lost their lives in service. Below are events in our area that will commemorate the day: Annapolis Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 29, 10:00 a.m. The parade follows the traditional route on West Street. It goes around Church Circle, down Main Street, and ends at City Dock. Marching bands, as well as veteran, community, and patriotic organizations will be part of the parade honoring and remembering those who...

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May 19 2017

Interest in genealogy and family history is growing. These days you can refer to a multitude of websites to help you trace your roots, or you can turn to your community as an eager and invaluable resource. Over the two Fridays, May 19 and June 9, the Galesville Community Center will be offering free Family Tree Research Workshops to the general public. These workshops are sponsored by the Four Rivers Heritage Area. They will be conducted by Lyndra Marshall (née Pratt) a genealogy expert of 55 years and Chair of the Maryland Commission...

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May 10 2017

The United States Naval Academy has long played an important role in the history and heritage of Annapolis. May particularly brings a week of tradition and ceremony as USNA celebrates its graduating class. Commissioning Week involves a full week of celebratory events beginning Friday, May 19, 2017 and culminating with graduation day at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Friday, May 26, 2017. Even if you don't know anyone graduating from the Academy this year, Commissioning Week offers a host of events, some available to the public, that provide a taste of the history and tradition of...

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