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Aug 18 2016

Annapolis, MD: Four Rivers Heritage Area announces guidelines and criteria for the Fall 2016 FY17) Mini-Grant program. Made possible through financial support from Anne Arundel County, the City of Annapolis and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Four Rivers’ mini-grants assist local heritage-related non-profit organizations in developing new heritage and preservation-related programs, activities, products, and events. Please go to the Mini-Grants page for the application, guidelines, and more. Potential applicants MUST attend a MANDATORY Mini-Grant workshop on September 21, 2016, 2:30 p.m. at the Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center (contact our office immediately if...

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Aug 01 2016

Our colleague Jeff Buchheit of the Baltimore National Heritage Area has put together the following list of links and websites to help our friends and colleagues in Ellicott City. Please consider helping in one or more of the following ways: Give to the Emergency Flood Recovery Fund that has been established by Preservation Maryland.  100% of the proceeds will be used to help Ellicott City recover and restore historic properties. Preservation Maryland has also set up an e-mail distribution list where you can sign up to receive updates on how...

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Jul 05 2016

There have been new “Visitor-focused” pages added to the Four Rivers website! We have added a “Themed Trails” section to our menu, with eight pages listing attractions, museums, and more — for visitors interested in following a theme-based interest! These “themed trails” include: African American Heritage Trail, Agricultural Heritage Trail, Annapolis Art Trail, Annapolis’ “Golden Age” Heritage Trail, Historic Houses Trail, the Roots and Tides Scenic Byway, Sacred Places Trail, and the Waterways Trail. The lists include sites that are currently open to the public with links to websites for easy planning....

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Jun 16 2016

“Ruth Starr Rose: Revelations of African American Life in Maryland and the World” will be on view at the Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College from January 11 through February 26, 2017. Ruth Starr Rose was a prolific artist who lived in Easton (1887-1965). This comprehensive show of her works offers a rare glimpse into African American life at the turn of the century on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The exhibition includes scenes of Eastern Shore life and labor, visual depictions of spirituals, images of African American military heroes, and her work in...

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Jan 19 2016

The FY17 Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) Grant Application Process has begun! The application materials for the FY 2017 grant round are now available on the Maryland Historical Trust’s website: http://mht.maryland.gov/grants.shtml As in previous years, applicants will begin with the Intent to Apply form, which is due January 29. Once they have submitted that form, they will be provided access to the non-capital or capital project full application form, which will then be due on February 26. The Intent to Apply form does not obligate the applicant to complete a full application. See our...

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Feb 27 2015

Four Rivers Heritage Area is proud to release a full listing of activities planned for the eighth annual Maryland Day Celebration Weekend.Visit our event website, www.marylandday.org, for more details, downloads, and all the business specials planned for the event. Download the Full Press Release here: Full Maryland Day 2015 Press Release 2-27-15....

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Nov 18 2014

Plan to Attend the Annual Four Rivers Heritage Awards and 15th Birthday Party! We’ll be celebrating our milestone with a birthday party atmosphere at our Annual Heritage Awards event. Please join us!    When: Thursday, November 10 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Where: Blue Heron Room at Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis Cost: $15 per person. Use this link to get your ticket today from Eventbrite, or use this form to send a check! Please RSVP by November 7 (NEW DATE!) via email to [email protected], or call our office at 410-222-1805.  ...

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Nov 12 2014

Four Rivers Heritage Area Awards Honor Excellence: Ceremony Recognizes Community Leaders, Outstanding Projects November 6, 2014 — (Annapolis) Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town and South County, held its Eleventh Annual Heritage Awards on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. 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. Heritage Tourism Product Award: This award recognizes an outstanding heritage tourism product created in the past year. Eligible products include exhibits,...

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Sep 26 2014

This is the BEST time of year to visit our area! October is for Heritage! Download our October events flyer here:  October is for Heritage! Visit our Events calendar page for more details, and plan your trip at www.visitannapolis.org!...

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Aug 15 2014

We are happy to report that our new Heritage Programs Coordinator, Christina Csaszar (pictured left), is hard at work on a series of blogposts of her heritage explorations around town and to South County! She has a fresh perspective on our activities and is very passionate about preservation and history! Read her posts on our Blog page, at https://fourriversheri.wpengine.com/blog/. Enjoy!...

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