September 2020

Virtual Conferences
Sep 30 2020

Upcoming Virtual Museum Conferences

Fall is always a  busy time for conferences. Though we'll miss the opportunity to connect with our colleagues in-person this year, moving events online means it's easier for all of us to participate in, and benefit from, these key discussions in our field. Small Museum Association Webinars Theme: "Museums Respond to Crisis" Instead of an Annual Conference, this year the Small Museum Association will be holding a series of monthly webinars around their theme, "Museums Respond to Crisis." The next webinar, Budgeting in Times of Crises and Uncertainty, is Thursday, October 1, from 1:00-2:00...

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Sep 29 2020

Recording Available: “Race, Unrest, and the Role of Heritage Areas and the Museum Field”

On September 22, there was an online panel discussion entitled, "Race, Unrest, and the Role of Heritage Areas and the Museum Field," organized by the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area, in partnership with the Coalition of Heritage Areas and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. If you missed the panel discussion and wish to view it, you can view the recording on the Maryland Milestones/ATHA YouTube page here: The panel discussion was planned as a follow-up to an important webinar/discussion that took place during the American Alliance of Museums annual...

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Sep 28 2020

Events This Week: September 28-October 4

This week, we're excited to highlight a variety of new events presented by our partners, including an entire week dedicated to electric vehicles! Learn more below and kick off the week by going green. Annapolis Green It's National Drive Electric Week! Join Annapolis Green as they mark this week with eco-friendly events. First, come out for Kick Gas! – EVs Hit the Avenue – An Electrifying Evening of Cars on Wednesday, September 30 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The event will be held in the Maryland Avenue Recovery Zone. EVs will be parked on...

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Anne Arundel County

Hispanic Heritage Month continues! Last week we shared with you National Hispanic Heritage Month resources from AASLH. Here are some ways you can celebrate in Anne Arundel County. Anne Arundel Community College Join AACC in celebrating the history, culture and traditions that define the Hispanic community and its future as a group. Take this month as an opportunity to reflect on Hispanic Americans' service and contributions to the history of our nation. Customs and traditions always will be part of the Hispanic population. AACC has provided access to informative videos, history, cooking, movies...

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Anne Arundel Cemetery Art
Sep 24 2020

FREE Guide to Cemetery Art in Anne Arundel County

Are you interested in learning more about the diverse and symbolic images present in our local historic cemeteries? Anne Arundel Genealogical Society offers a new guide to Anne Arundel County Cemetery Art. This publication was prepared by Christine N. Simmons and made possible through a grant from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and the the Trader Foundation For Maryland Burial Sites, a group that funds cemetery projects in Maryland. The goal of the project is to show examples of the variety of artwork that can be found in Anne...

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Sep 23 2020

Watch a Recording of the Four Rivers Mini-Grant Workshop

On September 23, 2020, Four Rivers held its FY2021 Mini-Grant Workshop online via Zoom. View the recording here: -- The recording is 46 minutes long. View the PowerPoint Slides here: MIni-Grant Workshop FY2021 (Fall 2020) Visit our Mini-Grants page to download the Application and Guidelines. Applicants who did not attend the zoom session must watch the video recording, thanks -- and best of luck!...

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Sep 23 2020

Funding Opportunity! 2021-2022 AmeriCorps Program Grants

The Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism is soliciting applications for 2021-2022 AmeriCorps State funding. AmeriCorps program grants fund service activities that address a variety of critical needs in the community. Grants are used for service activities that address critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.   Note: this opportunity is for groups who want a large number of volunteers through Americorps, rather than a single volunteer.  Concept Paper Required The first required step to apply for the AmeriCorps program grant is the submission of a Concept Paper. Concept Papers will be reviewed within two...

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Sep 21 2020

A Special Appeal to Our Stakeholders

To our Stakeholders, We are grateful for all you do to contribute to the vibrancy and sustainability of the Four Rivers Heritage Area. With your collaboration this past year, we brought an unprecedented number of grants to our heritage partners (12 state grants and 8 mini-grants), and continued a robust schedule of programs and projects. We offered several workshops, including one focused on diversifying the heritage narratives at our museums and sites. We raised awareness about the quality of local heritage experiences, and we shared best practices with colleagues. But none...

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Whats Happening
Sep 21 2020

What’s Happening This Week: September 21-27

There's a lot happening in the Four Rivers Heritage Area this week, so we'll get straight into this week's offerings! Click on the event title for more information. Four Rivers Fall Mini-Grant Workshop Date: Wednesday, September 23 Time: 2:00 p.m. Location: Online/Zoom Host Organization: Four Rivers Heritage Area If you're planning on submitting an application, for a Fall Mini-grant, you must attend or watch the webinar recording. Join the Four Rivers Heritage Area for this free workshop to learn all about the FY2021 Mini-Grant Process. During this presentation by Carol Benson, Four...

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Sep 18 2020

What’s Happening This Weekend in the Four Rivers Heritage Area

Wondering what's happening in the Four Rivers Heritage Area this weekend? We've got everything from plein air painting to garden tours! Paint Annapolis is back in Annapolis! Professional artists will be painting in and around the beautiful historic city of Annapolis, Maryland, from Sunday, September 20 to Thursday, September 24. For 19 years, Paint Annapolis has been a premier painting event, bringing artists and the community together to share in the beauty of outdoor painting. The event is designed to explore in paint the colonial architecture, marine atmosphere, and overall energy...

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