October 2017

Interview with Mark Hildebrand, Annapolis Documentarian

Hope Stewart of Four Rivers recently talked with Mark Hildebrand of Make Your Mark Media about his documentary projects, the new Annapolis history wiki, and how he engages students from AACPS to help tell and preserve the stories of our area’s past.   How did you develop an interest in working on history and heritage related documentaries?  I grew up in Annapolis so have always been aware of history. After all, it’s all around us. But surprisingly enough, it was not my original intention to create historical documentaries. When I decided to...

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Anne Arundel County’s Agricultural & Woodland Preservation Program

Stewardship, land conservation, and the protection of our built environment are important components in our area’s heritage preservation efforts. Anne Arundel County provides opportunities to landowners to establish an agricultural preservation easement program that will ensure your land is available for the next generation. Landowners interested in preserving their land from development may qualify for one or more programs offered through Anne Arundel County in partnership with the Maryland Department of Agriculture and Department of Natural Resources. The most recent offers made through these programs ranged from $6,000 to $8,000 per acre. The County has three primary...

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Deadline Extended for Four Rivers Annual Heritage Awards Nominations

Do you know a great heritage practitioner? Perhaps a valuable staff member or dedicated volunteer you would like to publically acknowledge? Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County seeks nominations for its Fourteenth Annual Heritage Awards. These awards recognize individuals, organizations, partnerships, programs and products that contribute significantly to the community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy. In 2017, awards are planned in nine different categories, including Heritage Tourism Product Award, Heritage Volunteer Award, Heritage Partnership Award, Heritage Professional of the Year, Heritage...

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