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From Press Release
  • Dec 20 2016

    ANNAPOLIS, MD – Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces two upcoming grant opportunities. The fiscal year 2018 Maryland Heritage Areas Authority grant round is under way. Capital and non-capital Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) matching project grants of up to $100,000 are available through Four Rivers for projects that are heritage-related. Award amounts typically range from a maximum $50,000 for non-capital and programming projects and a maximum of $100,000 for capital projects. All grants must be matched in an amount at least equal…

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  • Dec 19 2016

    Four Rivers Heritage Area is pleased to announce two grant opportunities this spring! FY18 Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) Grant Application The application materials for the FY 2018 grant round are now available on the Maryland Historical Trust’s website: – (use Internet Explorer, Firefox or another browser that is not Chrome). NOTE: Click on the “To begin a new application, Click here” link in the middle of the page to begin an Intent to Apply form. As in previous years, applicants will begin with the Intent to Apply form, which…

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  • Aug 11 2016

    Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh, Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides, and Highland Park Mayor William H. Sanders III have worked with their respective members of Council and Boards to have the region designated as a Bee City USA®. Bee City USA is a nonprofit national organization that fosters ongoing dialogue in urban areas to raise awareness of the role pollinators play in sustaining three-quarters of the world’s plant species and what each of us can do to provide them with healthy habitat. All groups involved in this partnership understand the…

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  • Jul 13 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 13, 2016 Annapolis, MD: Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County joins the Hogan Administration in announcing 5 new grants totaling $310,000 to local Annapolis and Anne Arundel County non-profit organizations by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). The 5 local grants are among 52 matching grants totaling $2.69 million, that were awarded to Maryland non-profits, local jurisdictions and other heritage tourism organizations including museums, and historic preservation, natural resources, cultural, and educational organizations. These grant funds support heritage tourism projects,…

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  • Mar 23 2016

    Message from Secretary David R. Craig: Greetings! This month, I will focus on heritage tourism and the great work of the Maryland Heritage Areas Program, which celebrates its 20th year in our state. As someone who values history and its importance to local areas, I am proud that my agency’s strategic plan includes an action plan to “stimulate economic growth and job creation by leveraging private investment in heritage tourism development and historic property rehabilitation projects in existing communities.” The Maryland Heritage Areas Program is governed by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority and administered by the Maryland Historical Trust. The Authority…

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  • Mar 09 2016

    Four Rivers Heritage Area makes it easy for visitors to enjoy the Ninth Annual Maryland Day Celebration in Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County, coming up on March 18-20, 2016. Details of the 38 events taking place are posted on the event website,, and a full-color brochure with the full event program is available at the Visitors Center at 26 West Street in downtown Annapolis, and at the locations of all 20 of our partners. To get more information about parking, restaurants, shopping, etc., go to the Visit Annapolis…

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