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Feb 10 2021

Do you need a last-minute gift for Valentine's Day? Look no further than the online stores of our heritage partners. They offer a wide variety of gifts to make sure you find just the right thing for your special someone. Plus, you'll be supporting the important mission of a local nonprofit organization (their websites are quoted here). What's not to love? Annapolis Maritime Museum - Shop for home decor, apparel, books, and more. Your purchase helps support Annapolis Maritime Museum to educate youth and adults about the Annapolis area’s rich maritime...

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Feb 09 2021

The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) and the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) are seeking information about the economic and human impacts of the ongoing health crisis – the spread of COVID-19 – on heritage sites and organizations in Maryland. To date, how has your organization been impacted by COVID-19 and the resulting changes to the economy and daily life? Let them know by taking the COVID-19 Impacts on Maryland's Cultural, Historical and Natural Heritage Organizations Survey. This information will help update MHT and MHAA's understanding of how partner organizations across the state...

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Feb 08 2021

Valentine's Day is Sunday! Celebrate early by enjoying events from our partners about everything from art to sweets, and even the history of chocolate. Black History Month also continues with a special discussion about the statues of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass at the Maryland State House. Click on the event title for more information. Webinar - Problem Solving Through the Creative Process Date: Tuesday, February 9 Time: 9:00 am Location: Online Host Organization: Maryland State Arts Council Join MSAC’s Executive Director, Ken Skrzesz and your fellow colleagues across the state on Tuesday...

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Feb 04 2021

Take note! The forthcoming Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant offered through the US Small Business Administration provides emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by the COVID pandemic. Eligible applicants may qualify for SVO Grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. Eligible entities include: Live venue operators or promoters Theatrical producers Live performing arts organization operators Relevant museum operators, zoos and aquariums who meet specific criteria Motion picture theater operators Talent representatives, and Each business entity owned by an...

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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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Feb 01 2021

While it's snowing outside, you can stay indoors and enjoy these events from our partners. Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Offering - Discovering and Connecting with New Constituents Date: Monday, February 1 Time: 2:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Maryland State Arts Council Join this interactive space to hear guidance and lessons learned about what is working well for connecting with communities not currently served through your artistic programming.This event is free to attend. Virtual Lecture – Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: The Oyster Wars Date: Tuesday, February 2 Time:...

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Jan 28 2021

If you are one of our partners who have applied for or have received an MHAA Grant, there's still time for you to take the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Demographic Survey, which closes on Monday, February 1. You already know that Maryland's Heritage Areas preserve and celebrate our state's history and cultural traditions while creating place-based experiences for visitors and residents alike. They are where the intertwined stories of the people, land and waters are told. The MHAA is asking for your help to know more. In an effort to assess the...

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Jan 26 2021

Four Rivers is pleased to share our 2020 Annual Report. As we are sure is true for us all, 2020 had two periods: Pre-COVID and Post-COVID. Read about the grants awarded, Heritage Awards honorees, sponsorships, and more. As we write 2020 into the books, we look forward to much more to come in 2021! Download the report here: Newsletter 44 and 2020 Annual Report...

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Jan 26 2021

Important reminder! The online "Intent to Apply" form for the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) FY 2022 grants cycle is due no later than 11:59 pm on January 29, 2021. Completing this form will allow you to access the online application. Full applications are due online on March 1, 2021 for the Four Rivers Heritage Area. To help you with your application process, MHAA has created links to the portions of the recorded webinar that address some applicant FAQs and other specific subject matter. Each link will take you to a...

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