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Sep 01 2021

For the third year, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has declared September as International Underground Railroad Month, recognizing the state as the "most powerful Underground Railroad storytelling destination in the world." It’s also the month when Harriet Tubman made her first attempt to escape slavery (Sept. 17) and when Frederick Douglass self-liberated himself in Baltimore (Sept. 3). Learn more here: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/undergroundrailroad/international-underground-railroad-month.htm As part of the month's activities the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program welcomes submissions for their first Network to Freedom Photo Contest. The Network to Freedom Program is...

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Aug 30 2021

We have just learned from our contact Kathy Gramp in Herring Bay that the Advocates for Herring Bay (AHB) have printed 800 copies of Herring Bay: Landscapes and Legacies, a short booklet prepared in conjunction with the Scenic Rivers Land Trust under a grant from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.  This is an informative, well-written and fully-illustrated booklet about this area's rich past. A PDF of the booklet is available on AHB's website (www.herringbay.org). Here is a direct link to download your copy: http://herringbay.org/pdfs/HerringBayFinal-Landscapes&Legacies.pdf Thank you for sharing your news, Kathy, and congratulations!...

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Aug 03 2021

Save these dates! The next Maryland Day Celebration Weekend in the Four Rivers Heritage Area will take place on March 25-27, 2022! The coming year's event will be the 15th year! This is a collaborative event for partner sites to offer events and activities to the public for $1 or free throughout the weekend! Please "stay tuned" for more details and updated lists if participating partners as the planning contonues throughout the fall. Contact our office at [email protected] if your organization would like to join in the fun, many thanks!...

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Jul 01 2021

The nation's semiquincentennial (250th Anniversary) will be celebrated nation-wide on July 4, 2026. Have YOU begun thinking about what America's 250th anniversary might mean for you, your institution, and your community? There are many conversations and resources already developed, and more are in the pipeline. If you haven’t already, be sure to download your copy of the AASLH's Making History at 250 Field Guide! DOWNLOAD THE FIELD GUIDE Statement from AASLH: "As we prepare for 2026, we hope you will use these themes and ideas to inform your work and that you will share...

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May 13 2021

We are sharing the following information from Maryland's Office of the Secretary of State. We hope you find this Town Hall beneficial. The Office of the Secretary of State's Charities & Legal Services Division is hosting the second in their series of Town Hall meetings for Charitable Organizations which will be held at 10AM on May 17, 2021. The topic is Compliance & Enforcement of Charitable Organizations: How to Avoid Complaints. The purpose of this second Town Hall meeting is to inform charities and those interested about the Office of the Secretary...

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May 07 2021

This week's Destination Annapolis podcast, hosted by our colleague Susan Seifried from Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County (VAAAC), is an interview with Four Rivers Executive Director, Dr. Carol Benson. Carol talks about Four Rivers, its mission, and how the Boundary Amendment that was approved on April 8th has changed the character and goals of the heritage area. Listen to the podcast "Since 2001, the Four Rivers Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town and South County has been working to help create a more livable and economically sustainable community for all by...

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Apr 26 2021

This week, take a virtual tour, attend a virtual lecture, participate in a virtual conference, or enjoy an in-person event. Our partners are offering a wide range of programs for you, no matter what your preference! Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Lecture - FDR and the Sea Date: Tuesday, April 27 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis One of FDR’s greatest passions was his enormous naval and maritime collection. Begun during his youth and patiently developed over decades, this rich collection—considered one of nation’s finest—reflects the...

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Mar 25 2021

Here's news some of our community members have been waiting for! Applications for the Small Business Administration's Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) open on Thursday, April 8. This grant provides emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by COVID-19. Eligible applicants may qualify for grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. $2 billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees. Eligible entities include: Live venue operators or promoters Theatrical producers Live performing arts organization operators Relevant...

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Feb 15 2021

The Mitchell Gallery of St. John's College is closed to the public this spring, but it remains active with online exhibitions and programming. The current exhibit is "A. AUBREY BODINE: OUR TOWN -- A Collection of Mid-20th Century Photographs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County" A. Aubrey Bodine (1906–1970), although probably best remembered for his association with the Baltimore Sun, was among the early Pictorialist photographers—an aesthetic movement that emphasized romantic beauty over documented reality. This exhibition of more than 20 photographs features urban and rural vignettes that expand beyond the city “beat” to include...

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