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Nine New Mini-Grants Awarded to Organizations in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

Nov 28 2017

Nine New Mini-Grants Awarded to Organizations in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces nine new mini-grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our FY18 mini-grant opportunity.

The grants awarded this fall totaled $22,616 for projects totaling more than $182,000. This matching mini-grants program, made possible through financial support from the City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, leverages other funding to assist local heritage related non-profit organizations to create new programs, activities, and events that build upon heritage-based interpretive themes, foster collaborative partnerships, and enhance local cultural historic resources and heritage tourism. Organizations and projects approved for Fall FY2018 Mini-grant awards are:

Annapolis Maritime Museum, Inc. for their park rebranding and community awareness initiative

Banneker-Douglass Museum Foundation, Inc. for “The Year of Frederick Douglass BDM Program Series,” a series of public programs about the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass

Chesapeake Children’s Museum, Inc. for Hispanic Heritage Month programming to appreciate and preserve the cultural and historic heritage of Hispanic members of the community

Chesapeake Children’s Museum and Partners on the MD Day Team, for coordination and marketing of the 2018 Maryland Day Celebration event

Friends of the Maryland State Archives for the “Researching Black Families” Booklet Revision Project

Hammond-Harwood House for a new interpretive tour for Spanish-speaking visitors

Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation, for the Bates Teachers Legacy Project, a documentary about the legacy of Bates School based on oral histories

Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College, for “Poetry and Picas: Celebrating Robert Indiana, Love and Hope,” a multi-site one-day poetry event related to Robert Indiana exhibit and programming

Ralph J. Bunche Community Center, Inc. for the RJB Community Center Restoration Project exhibit and display

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County, one of Maryland’s 13 certified heritage areas, is a partnership among the State of Maryland, Anne Arundel County, the City of Annapolis, the town of Highland Beach, and local historic sites, heritage organizations, and heritage-related businesses, to encourage economic vitality through historic preservation and heritage tourism.

For more information, please contact Executive Director Carol Benson at the Four Rivers office at 410-222-1805, or by sending an e-mail to heritage_area@aacounty.org, or visit our Mini-Grants page on the website at www.fourriversheritage.org.