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Aug 12 2020

We look forward to resuming our efforts to keep you informed, but as we work to upgrade the site to make it faster and more efficient, we are saving our newest content until the completion of the upgrade. There's still much going on, as you might expect in an area as vibrant as this one. Please check back once we are finished, later this week, many thanks!...

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Mar 24 2020

Due to both voluntary and government mandated closings, unanticipated economic hardship, and the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, now is a challenging time for nonprofits. Below are a couple of financing options intended to support organizations until normal operations can resume. Maryland Department of Commerce Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund (NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS) This COVID-19 Emergency Relief $50M Grant Fund offers working capital to assist Maryland small businesses and nonprofits with disrupted operations due to COVID-19. Grant assistance is intended to provide interim relief complementing actions with its...

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Feb 13 2020

Four Rivers Heritage Area is a non-profit organization with its office in Annapolis. The organization seeks to hire a part-time Heritage Programs Coordinator. This individual should be highly creative, have excellent interpersonal and communications skills, pay careful attention to detail, and have a Master’s degree in a heritage-related field. We are looking for someone with experience in grants, tourism, museum/nonprofit management, and preservation. The Heritage Programs Coordinator works under the supervision of the Executive Director. This is a part-time position (14 hours per week to start), with some limited flexibility...

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Feb 03 2020

Four Rivers Heritage Area is proud to be a funding sponsor of the new “African-American Voices, Memories, and Places: A Four Rivers Heritage Trail”.  Our creative partners at "Annapolis Discovered" recently created a post highlighting communities along the trail, called “Walking the Block.” It highlights familiar and iconic places in Eastport along Chester Avenue, past and present, such as Davis’ Pub, McNasby’s Seafood and Mike’s Groceries. Did you know that Davis' Pub started out as Davis Confectionary and later Davis Tavern?  This building has served the community since 1986 as Davis’ Pub. It...

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Sep 20 2019

On September 5, Four Rivers Heritage Area's Education Committee presented a workshop entitled, "Decolonizing our Museums: Perspectives on Diversifying Our Narratives" at Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, in Edgewater. The Education Committee has collected the following supplemental readings list to aid in discussion of this important topic. Museum July-August 2019 issue, Theme: Deconstructing Power (entire issue) History News, Winter 2019 issue (Vol. 74.1) , Theme: Slavery and Public History (entire issue) AASLH Technical Leaflet #285 (2019): Engaging Descendant Communities in the Interpretation of Slavery: A Rubric of Best Practices ...

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Dec 18 2018

Each year, the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority provides dollar-for-dollar matching project grants to non-profit organizations and governments for capital and non-capital projects located within a certified Maryland heritage areas (which includes the Four Rivers Heritage Area)....

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Sep 20 2018

After the private burial rites of Senator John McCain in the Naval Academy Cemetery on September 2, many of us who have never visited the cemetery wondered what it is like, and what we would see if we visited. The U.S. Naval Academy Museum's former Senior Curator and Historian, Mr. Jim Cheevers, who has recently retired, gave a video tour of the Naval Academy Cemetery on Hospital Point in October 2016.  This film is just under one hour: https://www.usna.edu/Cemetery/Virtual_Tour.php...

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