July 2021

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse
Jul 30 2021

Celebrate the New Thomas Point Lighthouse Stamp

Have you heard the good news? One of the sites in our heritage area is getting its own stamp! We're excited to see the Thomas Point Shoal Light House commemorated by the United States Postal Service on one of their Forever Stamps. YOU are invited to be a part of this celebration -- join the City of Annapolis, the Postmaster General for Annapolis, and the United States Lighthouse Society for a dedication of this new series of Forever postage stamps dedicated to the Mid-Atlantic Area and especially Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse....

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Join Our Team!

Four Rivers is looking for a dynamic self-starter to join our team! Significant potential for advancement for the right person. Heritage Programs Coordinator -- Part-time Four Rivers Heritage Area, Arundel Center, 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 [email protected] Four Rivers Heritage Area (one of Maryland’s thirteen certified heritage areas), a nonprofit organization with its office in Annapolis, seeks a part-time Heritage Programs Coordinator. Excellent interpersonal, writing, and communications skills are essential. Grants, tourism, museum, nonprofit management, and preservation experience are preferred. The Heritage Programs Coordinator works under the supervision of the Executive Director. This is...

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Save the Date
Jul 26 2021

Save the Date! Four Rivers Plans Fall “Site Directors Summit” September 21 at 9:30 a.m.

In a change from our customary practice, the Four Rivers Heritage Area plans a Site Directors Summit in the fall! Please save the date of Tuesday, September 21 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for our Site Directors Summit. This meeting will be virtual, via Zoom. Because of the many new partners, reopenings, and new exhibits and programs in the works, we think September is the perfect time to convene our group for this important exchange of information. Please save the date and watch your inbox for more details to come,...

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Jul 26 2021

Events This Week: July 26-August 1

Enjoy these events from our partners this week, including one of the newest sites to the Four Rivers Heritage Area. We're pleased to welcome the Odenton Heritage Society and hope you will be able to join them for their reopening celebration this coming weekend. Read more below! Click on the event title for more information. Mr. Paca's Garden: Summer Storytime, "Rainbow Fish" Date: Tuesday, July 27 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...

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Jul 22 2021

Deadline Extended! Join the Anne Arundel Region Plan Stakeholder Advisory Committee

Be a part of Anne Arundel County's General Development Plan! The County's Office of Planning and Zoning is currently looking for participation from residents who live in Region 2 (Fort Meade, Laurel, Jessup), Region 4 (Broadneck, Arnold, Severna Park and Pasadena), and Region 7 (Annapolis Neck, Parole, Riva). If you're interested, read on! County Executive Steuart Pittman extended the application deadline for individuals interested in serving on the first round of Region Plan Stakeholder Advisory Committees, part of the County’s Plan2040 General Development Plan. Applications will now be due at midnight on Monday,...

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Jul 21 2021

Be a Part of International Underground Railroad Month 2021

[caption id="attachment_29801" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: Maryland Office of Tourism[/caption] The Maryland Office of Tourism is hoping you'll be part of  International Underground Railroad Month, read on to learn more about how your heritage site can participate! This year for International Underground Railroad Month, the Maryland Office of Tourism is developing a calendar of 30 places to visit, special events, programs, and activities enabling visitors and residents to participate every day of September in an activity to learn, visit, and honor Maryland’s Underground Railroad history. Let the Maryland Office of Tourism know...

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MHAA Grants in Review — 20 Years of Grants to Organizations in the Heritage Area

Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) Project Grants Awarded by Fiscal Year (Excludes Management and Marketing Grants) -- Scroll Down for a list Sorted By Grantee Organization FY24 – Total Grants: $277,500 Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau, Inc. – $47,500 Sharing Civil Rights Stories with Visitors (non-capital grant - $47,500) Annapolis Maritime Museum, Inc. – $47,500 Master Planning and Inclusive Interpretation - Annapolis Maritime Museum (non-capital grant - $47,500) Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation, Inc. – $90,000 Elktonia Heritage Park Phase II Site Acquisition (capital grant - $90,000) Chesapeake Conservancy, Inc. –...

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Jul 19 2021

Events This Week: July 19 – 25

It's a busy week of events, both virtual and in-person, so make sure to read on below about all our partners' offerings. You're sure to find happenings for all ages. And don't forget check out our Event Calendar to see what's coming in the future. Many of these programs have limited capacity and fill up quickly, and you won't want to miss out! Click on the event title for more information. Mr. Paca's Garden: Summer Storytime, "Good Morning Yoga" Date: Tuesday, July 20 Time: Program, 10 - 11 am; Garden Time, 11...

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Rebranding Ideas From the Hive Mind
Jul 19 2021

We Are Starting a “Rebrand” and You Can Help!

We have changed! (Read more about our Boundary Expansion here.) We now seek to Rebrand, to select a new name to better describe our new area. For our first step, we are soliciting ideas for names from one and all -- we call it "Rebranding Ideas from the Hive Mind." Please take a few minutes and get involved! Will YOU be the source of the perfect name? Step One -- Want some background? Check out this slide deck on the geography and character of the updated heritage area: Rebranding Briefing Step Two -- Take this...

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Open Sign
Jul 16 2021

Museums Now Open for Visitors

We're excited to announce some new openings among our heritage sites. The US Naval Academy is open to the public, which means if you're in Annapolis, you can now visit the Naval Academy Museum as well. The Museum offers two floors of exhibits about the history of seapower, the development of the U.S. Navy, and the role of the U.S. Naval Academy in producing officers capable of leading America's sailors and marines. Check out their website for hours of operation. Or head down to southern Anne Arundel County to visit the Captain...

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