June 2021

Jun 30 2021

Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture and Maryland Truth and Reconciliation Lynching Commission Announce New Partnership

[caption id="attachment_29653" align="alignleft" width="341"] MCAAHC and MLTRC Commissioners and others gathered for the Juneteenth Program at the Banneker-Douglass Museum.[/caption] We're sharing this important announcement from our partner organization, the Banneker-Douglass Museum. The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) and the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission (MLTRC) hosted a press conference to on the eve of Juneteenth to announce a partnership in which both commissions will work together to promote equity, healing, and justice in Maryland. More than 75 people attended the press conference held in the lobby of...

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Jun 28 2021

Events This Week: June 28-July 4

Summer is in full swing in the Four River Heritage Area, and we're hear to help keep the whole family busy. Check out these events as we head into the long holiday weekend, and be sure to stay tuned for further information about upcoming 4th of July celebrations! Click on the event title for more information. Mr. Paca’s Garden: Summer Storytime, “Cloudette” Date: Tuesday, June 29 Time: Program, 10 – 11 am; Garden Time, 11 – 11:30 am Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street Host Organization: Historic Annapolis “Cloudette”...

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Jun 24 2021

Maryland Historical Trust Small Commercial Tax Credits Now Available

The Maryland Historical Trust's Maryland Historic Revitalization Tax Credit Program is accepting applications for small commercial projects (projects of $500,000 or less) on a first-come, first-served basis until the program cap is reached. Eligible projects may earn a state income tax credit equal to 20 percent of qualified rehabilitation expenditures. Small commercial rehabilitations are defined as projects that do not exceed $500,000 in total qualified rehabilitation expenses. The credit is capped at $50,000 in a 24-month period and must have a minimum of $5,000 of eligible expenses to qualify. Read more about...

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Jun 22 2021

Tall Ships are Coming to Celebrate July 4th in Annapolis

We're excited to share this news from the Annapolis Maritime Museum. Keep an eye out for more announcements regarding the upcoming 4th of July weekend in Annapolis! (Scroll down for City info and Road Closures for Parades and Fireworks.) The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMM) with support from National Park Service (NPS)-Chesapeake Chapter and City of Annapolis will bring the Tall Ships to Annapolis City Dock from Friday, July 2-Monday, July 5, 2021 in celebration of the Fourth of July and grand re-opening of Annapolis. The ships will make a...

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Jun 21 2021

Events This Week: June 21-27

Join our partners for a variety of events this week. Now that school's out, there plenty to do with the children as well! Click on the event title for more information. Mr. Paca's Garden: Summer Storytime, "Shapes in the Garden" Date: Tuesday, June 22 Time: Program, 10 - 11 am; Garden Time, 11 - 11:30 am Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street Host Organization: Historic Annapolis Join Historic Annapolis on six Tuesday mornings this summer for storytime and fun activities in the William Paca Garden, a secret treasure in...

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Jun 17 2021

Join an Anne Arundel County Park Planning Town Hall

Help our Department of Recreation and Parks plan for the future of Anne Arundel County's parks and natural spaces! Anne Arundel County is updating its Land Preservation Parks and Recreation Plan (LPPRP). The updated LPPRP will serve as a guide for land conservation and parks and recreation planning, park development, program improvements, and decision making. A series of “Town Hall” sessions will offer the Department of Recreation and Parks an opportunity to collect further and evaluate information to better serve the public. The planned listening sessions are the second step in the Department’s...

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Juneteenth Events in Annapolis This Weekend

Please find information below about upcoming Juneteenth events in Annapolis, a first for the city! Juneteenth Events in Annapolis This Weekend, Expect Rolling Road Closures for Saturday Parade The Annapolis Juneteenth Celebration will be held between Friday, June 18 and Saturday June 19, 2021 and will include a Gala, Parade and Festival. For more information and details on the event, visit Event organizers are asking for participants and visitors (vaccinated or unvaccinated) to wear face coverings/masks for all activities. SCHEDULE On Friday, from 6 to 9 p.m., a ticketed Juneteenth Gala will be...

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Jun 14 2021

Events This Week: June 14-20

Looking for a tour, a lecture, or even a concert? We've got it! It's a busy week for events in the Four Rivers Heritage Area, especially as we commemorate Juneteenth, so take a moment to see what our partners are offering below. Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Lecture – The Dark Alchemy of the Three-Fifths Clause Date: Tuesday, June 15 Time: 7:30 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis  Join University of Maryland historian Richard Bell for a deep dive into the darkest corners of the 1787 federal Constitution....

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Jun 11 2021

National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Impact Agenda Survey

Thank you for all of the surveys you have completed over the past year. Each one helps our partners and supporting organizations understand your needs and priorities as we move even further into recovery and a post-COVID-19 future. We received the following information from the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Leadership Forum, and encourage you to take their survey and participate in the development of their National Impact Agenda in order to help guide them as we continue to address challenges facing our nation and society. National Impact Agenda Survey As our nation...

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Jun 10 2021

Join in the Planning for International Underground Railroad Month in September

The Maryland Office of Tourism has announced that it is working with partners across the United States and internationally to proclaim September as International Underground Railroad Month. An introduction to International Underground Railroad Month was hosted by the National Park Service Network to Freedom program on May 19th and is on their International Underground Railroad webpage. The webinar can be found here. Maryland was the first state to proclaim International Underground Railroad Month in 2019 and MOTD is very pleased to see it grow! We hope our  partners will join the commemoration and...

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