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Aug 14 2021

Please see below an announcement from the City of Annapolis regarding the proclamation of "Alex Haley Day." We look forward to commemorating this renowned author on this special day. City of Annapolis to Inaugurate ‘Alex Haley Day’ on the Author’s 100th Birthday at City Dock at 10 a.m. on August 14 The City of Annapolis will commemorate journalist and author Alex Haley with an “Alex Haley Day” public ceremony at City Dock at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 14. The occasion is to honor Haley’s centennial birth date: Aug. 11. Haley is known...

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Aug 09 2021

This week our partners are offering a wide variety of in-person and online events for you to enjoy. Since summer is still in full swing, now's especially the perfect time to take advantage of outdoor concerts at the sites of both old and new members of the Four Rivers Heritage Area. If an event is not listed below but it's happening in our heritage area, it's because the event is already sold out or the registration deadline has passed, so make sure to continue to check our calendar of events in...

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Aug 06 2021

Please see below exciting news from our partners at Historic Annapolis and the Maryland State Archives. We are looking forward to welcoming this momentous exhibit to Annapolis. Historic Annapolis, in partnership with philanthropist and Maryland native David M. Rubenstein and the Maryland State Archives, will present an exhibition of four of the most important documents in early American history. Entitled Founding Freedoms: The Essential American Documents, the exhibition will be on display and accessible to the public in the rotunda of the Maryland State House from September 10 to October 11,...

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Aug 02 2021

Mark your calendars for this Thursday :) -- Whether you're interested in an outdoor concert, a musical reenactment, or historical drinks, our partners are giving you terrific options to choose from this week. Click on the event title for more information. Bristol County Fifes and Drums: Hear the Call! Date: Thursday, August 5 Time: 5:30-7:00 pm Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street Host Organization: Historic Annapolis Historic Annapolis invites you to an evening of celebration with the Bristol County Fifes and Drums in the William Paca Garden! Meet 25...

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Jul 30 2021

Have you heard the good news? One of the sites in our heritage area is getting its own stamp! We're excited to see the Thomas Point Shoal Light House commemorated by the United States Postal Service on one of their Forever Stamps. YOU are invited to be a part of this celebration -- join the City of Annapolis, the Postmaster General for Annapolis, and the United States Lighthouse Society for a dedication of this new series of Forever postage stamps dedicated to the Mid-Atlantic Area and especially Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse....

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Jul 27 2021

Four Rivers is looking for a dynamic self-starter to join our team! Significant potential for advancement for the right person. Heritage Programs Coordinator -- Part-time Four Rivers Heritage Area, Arundel Center, 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 [email protected] Four Rivers Heritage Area (one of Maryland’s thirteen certified heritage areas), a nonprofit organization with its office in Annapolis, seeks a part-time Heritage Programs Coordinator. Excellent interpersonal, writing, and communications skills are essential. Grants, tourism, museum, nonprofit management, and preservation experience are preferred. The Heritage Programs Coordinator works under the supervision of the Executive Director. This is...

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Jul 26 2021

In a change from our customary practice, the Four Rivers Heritage Area plans a Site Directors Summit in the fall! Please save the date of Tuesday, September 21 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for our Site Directors Summit. This meeting will be virtual, via Zoom. Because of the many new partners, reopenings, and new exhibits and programs in the works, we think September is the perfect time to convene our group for this important exchange of information. Please save the date and watch your inbox for more details to come,...

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Jul 26 2021

Enjoy these events from our partners this week, including one of the newest sites to the Four Rivers Heritage Area. We're pleased to welcome the Odenton Heritage Society and hope you will be able to join them for their reopening celebration this coming weekend. Read more below! Click on the event title for more information. Mr. Paca's Garden: Summer Storytime, "Rainbow Fish" Date: Tuesday, July 27 Time: Program, 10 – 11 am; Garden Time, 11 – 11:30 am Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street Host Organization: Historic Annapolis...

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Jul 22 2021

Be a part of Anne Arundel County's General Development Plan! The County's Office of Planning and Zoning is currently looking for participation from residents who live in Region 2 (Fort Meade, Laurel, Jessup), Region 4 (Broadneck, Arnold, Severna Park and Pasadena), and Region 7 (Annapolis Neck, Parole, Riva). If you're interested, read on! County Executive Steuart Pittman extended the application deadline for individuals interested in serving on the first round of Region Plan Stakeholder Advisory Committees, part of the County’s Plan2040 General Development Plan. Applications will now be due at midnight on Monday,...

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Jul 21 2021

[caption id="attachment_29801" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: Maryland Office of Tourism[/caption] The Maryland Office of Tourism is hoping you'll be part of  International Underground Railroad Month, read on to learn more about how your heritage site can participate! This year for International Underground Railroad Month, the Maryland Office of Tourism is developing a calendar of 30 places to visit, special events, programs, and activities enabling visitors and residents to participate every day of September in an activity to learn, visit, and honor Maryland’s Underground Railroad history. Let the Maryland Office of Tourism know...

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