March 2016

Secretary of Planning David R. Craig praises Heritage Areas Program

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 operates...

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Four Rivers Announces Maryland Day Events

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

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces six new mini-grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our spring FY16 mini-grant opportunity. The grants awarded this spring totaled $12,447 for projects totaling more than $42,000. This brings the FY16 total funds awarded to mini-grant projects to $29,657, for projects totaling more than $193,000. This matching mini-grants program, made possible for the twelfth year through financial support from the City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, leverages other funding to...

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