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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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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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