September 2021

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Sep 29 2021

Applications Open Friday! Anne Arundel County Arts and Cultural Resources Grants

Historical and cultural sites in the Four Rivers Heritage Area, and throughout the County, are encouraged to apply for an Anne Arundel County Arts and Cultural Resources Grant. Funding will be awarded to organizations that utilize heritage resources in Anne Arundel County in a new or innovative way; increase public access to historic sites; improve or enhance how the public engages with heritage resources; and/or encourage the maintenance and preservation of important heritage sites. Learn more below! The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County is pleased to partner with the...

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MHAA Grant Review Panel Seeking New Members With Specific Expertise

The MHAA Program Administrator, Jennifer Ruffner, has let us know that MHAA staff seek new members for the MHAA Grant Review Panel for the coming year's grant round. In addition to geographic and human diversity, they also try to have members whose expertise reflects a diversity of subject matter areas on the panel. Topics such as archeology, agriculture, cemeteries, ethnic and cultural studies, and oral histories are underrepresented.   The call for panelists is open year round, so if you know someone who might be able to help fill some of these gaps, please...

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Events This Week: September 27-October 3

We know it's October when Annapolis starts its ghost tours! Prepare to be spooked! You can stay busy this Saturday with Odenton Heritage Society's Annual Open House, the Arts in the Park event at the Chesapeake Arts Center, or combine art and wellness at Hammond-Harwood House's Stretch and Sketch. This week we have something for everyone! Click on the event title for more information. Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime: “A Rainbow of Friends” Date: Tuesday, September 28Time: Program, 10 – 11 am; Garden Time, 11 – 11:30 amLocation: William Paca House and Garden, 186...

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Maryland Humanities SHARP Recovery Grants Now Open for Applications

Please find useful information below on the SHARP Recovery Grants from Maryland Humanities. These grants are specifically targeted towards museums, historic sites, preservation and historical societies, and community and cultural organizations with a significant humanities focus. Maryland Humanities is now accepting applications to its $910,000 Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) Recovery Grants Fund. The goal of this new opportunity is to sustain Maryland’s public humanities infrastructure and to ensure that organizations negatively impacted by COVID-19 can continue to provide opportunities for Maryland’s communities to access and...

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Alex Haley Legacy Roundtable Discussion to Take Place Friday

An inaugural Alex Haley Legacy Roundtable Discussion about the late author’s literary work and legacy will be held on Friday, September 24th, 2021, from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., at Calvary United Methodist Church, located on 301 Rowe Boulevard in Annapolis, Maryland. The public is invited to hear members of Haley’s family and friends share lesser-known personal stories, during an intimate conversation.  The evening will commence with a reception and meet-and-greet in Calvary Church’s Fellowship Hall from 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. A roundtable conversation is scheduled to be held from 7:30...

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Events This Week: September 20-26

This week we're featuring a couple of Four Rivers Heritage Events. If you're a site director or manager of one of our partner sites, we look forward to seeing you at our Site Directors Summit on Tuesday. If you're interested in applying for one of our Mini-Grants, make sure to attend our Fall Mini-Grant Workshop on Thursday. And while we're highlighting our events, don't forget to submit your nomination for our 18th Annual Heritage Awards! Click on the event title for more information. Four Rivers Heritage Area Site Directors Summit Date: Tuesday,...

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Events This Week: September 13-19

Enjoy these events from our partners this week, including two from new partners, Historic Linthicum Walks and Historic Goshen Farm. We're also excited to share the news about Banneker-Douglass Museum's grand re-opening and much more! Click on the event title for more information. Pop-Up Butterfly Lecture Date: Tuesday, September 14Time: 6:00 pmLocation: Historic Linthicum Walks, 2295 Davidsonville Road, GambrillsHost Organization: Historic Linthicum Walks Join a Pop-Up Lecture on “How our Butterflies Came to Be” and “How to Get Them Back Again.” Guest speaker Dick Arnold will explain the “Flight of the Monarchs.” Stroll...

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“Founding Freedoms” Exhibit at the Maryland State House is a Must-See!

We are excited to share this news! "Founding Freedoms: The Essential American Documents" is a special exhibition open at the Maryland State House now through November 14. Historic Annapolis, in partnership with philanthropist and Maryland native David M. Rubenstein and the Maryland State Archives, presents a special exhibition this fall at the Maryland State House. The Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights have secured the liberties of Americans for almost 250 years. "Founding Freedoms: The Essential American Documents" is a rare opportunity to view important 18th-...

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Four Rivers Shares Key Dates for September/October

As we start the fall season, we are pleased to annnounce our Mini-Grant Program, the Call for Nominations for our Heritage Awards, the upcoming planning meeting for Maryland Day 2022 (dates are March 25-27, 2022), and key stakeholder meetings you won't want to miss. Fall 2021 (FY2022) Mini-Grant Opportunity Announced Four Rivers Heritage Area is pleased to announce the start of our Fall FY22 Mini-Grant round! Visit the Mini-Grants tab on our Grants page to access the Application and Guidelines. Click on the Mini-Grants tab. Applications in the new grant cycle are...

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