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Jan 22 2021

Results of State-Funded Study Announced ANNAPOLIS, January 21, 2021 –Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA), the governing body of the Maryland Heritage Areas Program, today released the results of a study that estimates the contribution of the Four Rivers Heritage Area to the statewide economy to be more than $244.8 million, and 3,469 jobs. “At Four Rivers Heritage Area our top priority is the development of heritage tourism, but it is important to note that Four Rivers Heritage Area also plays a vital role in both the state and the regional economies. Our...

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Jan 21 2021

Study measures economic contributions, job support, and tax impact (January 21, 2021) ANNAPOLIS, MD — Maryland’s 13 heritage areas, funded through the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) and overseen by the Maryland Heritage Area Authority (MHAA) generated a total impact on the state’s economy of more than $2.4 billion in FY19, according to an economic contribution analysis released today. The study further concluded that the economic activity of MHAA supported or sustained 33,815 jobs throughout the state. “Maryland’s investment in MHAA is generating a valuable economic impact on the region and helping support...

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Jan 20 2021

"What is CLIO? Clio is your guide to the history and culture around you. We have 38407 historical entries from all across the country. 346 new entries have been added and 466 entries have been improved in the last 30 days." -- from the Clio website, www.theclio.com Four Rivers may be able to use Clio for a virtual tour of the new areas to be added to the heritage area as part of our Boundary Amendment. Some of our heritage sites may want to use Clio to create tours of their site. Here is the message Four Rivers...

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Jan 19 2021

Even with the short week, if you're looking for education and entertainment there's still a variety of events to explore! From lectures on colonial history, early Maryland drinks, and shipbuilding, to a training on marketing, we're sure you'll enjoy theses offerings from our partners. Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Lecture – Planting an Empire  Date: TODAY, Tuesday, January 19 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis Planting an Empire is the only modern, comprehensive history of the Chesapeake colonies, but writing it wasn’t a simple task. While two...

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Jan 15 2021

This upcoming three-day weekend honors Martin Luther King Jr. and his role as a prominent leader in the American civil rights movement. Join some of our partners to mark the occasion and learn more about how you can help continue his legacy of activism. First, visit Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (801 Chase St, Annapolis) to view their new exhibit "The Art of Activism." Maryland Hall, in partnership with the Banneker Douglass Museum and Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, invited Maryland-based Black artists, whose work encapsulates activism and...

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Jan 14 2021

Recent announcements about new COVID-19 federal aid packages might sound promising to your organization, but there is still a lot understand. How do you know what relief programs are right for you? How do you determine what grants to apply for? Here are some webinars to help you make sense of current relief packages and potential grant opportunities. Click on the webinar title for more details and registration information. Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Webinar NOTE: This webinar is apparently FULL. Watch for information, a second webinar may be scheduled! Thursday, January 14 at 3:00...

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Jan 11 2021

From history to nature, we hope you enjoy this week's offering of events from our partners, including the new year's relaunch of the "Lunch and Learn" series from the Maryland State Archives. Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Lecture - The Present Discontents: News from 1770 Annapolis Date: Tuesday, January 12 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis Two hundred fifty years ago, Annapolis had been Maryland's capital for 75 of the province's 136 years. No one knew it yet, but the countdown was already on to the...

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Jan 08 2021

Did you know that the Anne Arundel County Public Library is celebrating its 100th birthday today? And of course the occasion will be marked with special presentations on the Anne Arundel County Public Library Facebook page throughout the day, including the following events: 10:30 am - Birthday Party Storytime Celebrate AACPL's 100th anniversary! Bring your party hat and join the fun with stories, songs and rhymes that build early literacy skills. 11:15 am - Anniversary Message by Library CEO, Skip Auld View a special message from Library CEO Skip Auld commemorating the 100th anniversary...

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Jan 05 2021

The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) has announced that it is now seeking applications for its FY 2022 grants cycle. The next MHAA Live Webinar for Grant Applicants is this Thursday, January 7 at 10:00 am. There is a recorded webinar available to watch, click here to view it. The information shared does not change in the webinars, but you might want the chance to ask questions in a live webinar. This year, the MHAA staff is holding "Office Hours" to answer grant questions, find the hours here. For first-time applicants, here is an overview: MHAA provides dollar-for-dollar matching grants for...

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Jan 04 2021

A new year means new opportunities to take advantage of all that the partners in our heritage community have to offer. Start your new year off right with a special event! Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Event: The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse: A Chesapeake Bay Icon in Annapolis Date: Thursday, January 7 Time: 7:00-8:30 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Annapolis Maritime Museum David Gendell, Author, Sailor, and Co-founder of SpinSheet and PropTalk Magazines will discuss the history of Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse (TPSL) including the rise of the port...

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