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Oct 26 2016

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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Oct 17 2016

What is “Planned Giving”? What can you do to tell potential donors about future gifts to your organization?  Four Rivers is pleased to offer an informative, FREE workshop to all our nonprofit colleagues, entitled,”Getting Started with Planned Giving.” Find out how easy it is to set up a Planned Giving program for your nonprofit, and help define the options for your potential donors! Patricia Bender has over twenty years of experience in gift planning for higher education and social service organizations. She is presently Director of Planned Giving at the U.S. Naval...

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Sep 19 2016

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County seeks nominations for its thirteenth 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. In 2016, awards are planned in nine different categories, including Heritage Tourism Product Award, Heritage Volunteer Award, Heritage Partnership Award, Heritage Professional of the Year, Heritage Interpreter of the Year, and Public/Private Initiative Award. Other categories include the Sponsor of the Year Award, the Stewardship Award, and...

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Aug 26 2016

Four Rivers is pleased to announce that it is offering three FREE workshops this Fall. • Program Accessibility Workshop with Rob Forloney: Thursday, September 15, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater – Program Accessibility Workshop Flyer • Mini Grant Workshop (mandatory for FY2017 applicants): Wednesday, September 21, 2:30 p.m. at Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center, 1101 Smithville Street, Annapolis – Mini Grant Workshop Flyer 2016 • Planned Giving Workshop with Patti Bender: Tuesday, October 25, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Historic London Town and Gardens –...

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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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