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Four Rivers Announces 5th Annual Heritage Awards

Nov 13 2008

Four Rivers Announces 5th Annual Heritage Awards

Annapolis, MD – Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County is pleased to announce this year’s annual heritage award winners. Four Rivers Heritage Awards recognize individuals, organizations, programs and products that contribute significantly to the community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy.

Four Rivers congratulates this year’s heritage award winners in the following categories:

Heritage Tourism Product: “Paddle Through History” Kayak Tour of the Rhode River (partnership with Smithsonian Environmental Research Center) and “Paddle Through History” Kayak Tour of Back Creek and Spa Creek (partnership with Annapolis Maritime Museum)

Honorees: Lost Towns Archaeology Project; C. Jane Cox; Jessie Grow; Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Annapolis Maritime Museum

Heritage Tourism Product: “Seeking Liberty: Annapolis, An Imagined Community” Exhibit at the Banneker-Douglass Museum, in partnership with the Historic Annapolis Foundation and the City of Annapolis

Honorees: Dr. Mark Leone, Guest Curator of the Exhibit and Director of Archaeology in Annapolis; Amelia Harris, Exhibit Designer; Banneker-Douglass Museum; Historic Annapolis Foundation; City of Annapolis Mayor Ellen O. Moyer

Heritage Partnership: Southgate Memorial Fountain Restoration Committee (with special recognition to Alderman Richard Israel, Chair; Mayor Ellen O. Moyer)

Heritage Professional: Matthew Grubbs, Discover Annapolis Tours

Legacy Award: The Spiritual Vibrations of Southern Anne Arundel County

Heritage Award: First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis (Reverend William Hathaway, Pastor)

Heritage Award: June Taft Hall, Shady Side Rural Heritage Society

The heritage awards were presented at a ceremony at Historic London Town & Garden on November 5th.

Four Rivers, one of Maryland’s eleven state certified heritage areas, is part of the Maryland Heritage Areas Program. For more information, please access www.fourriversheritage.org or call the heritage area office at 410-222-1805.