June 2017

An Interview with Joann Vaughan, Arts Community Leader

This year marked the debut of “Annapolis Arts Week,” a collaborative effort among businesses and local arts groups including Paint Annapolis, the Annapolis Food and Wine Festival, and other accompanying exhibits and block parties. To get a perspective on the week’s popular appeal, Hope from Four Rivers talked to Joann Vaughan, Executive Director of the Maryland Federation of Art, about the “Paint Annapolis” event -- its place in the community, and her vision for its future....

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Pop-Up Heritage Session Tips on “Preserving Digital Prints”

On June 6, Maria Day, Director of Special Collections and Conservation at Maryland State Archives, launched Four Rivers Heritage Area’s “Pop-Up Heritage” series with her lecture on “Preserving Digital Prints: Protecting Your Photos and Ink jet Documents from the 1980s to Now.” Maria shared with the audience her advice for preserving digitally-printed photographs created within the past 30 years. Did you think digital prints were a relatively new concern? As Maria showed in her talk, many of the photographs in your collection are probably digital prints. Although the process of digital...

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Pop-Up Heritage Events Continue, with Program at USNA on June 22!

Pop-Up Heritage! "Charles Zimmermann’s Legacy" Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center, 52 King George Street, Annapolis -- June 22, 3:00 p.m. Charles Zimmermann: “One of the most popular and best known citizens of Annapolis“ (The Evening Capital, 1908) This experience will be an adventure back to America’s Gilded Age, focusing on the life of Charles Zimmermann. Discover why he earned the admiration and respect of the body of Midshipmen. Learn the connections he had through historic events with Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson. This new multimedia presentation features recently gathered items from the archival...

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