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March 2022

Mar 31 2022

On Saturday, April 2, 2022, the City of Annapolis, in partnership with The Annapolis Drum and Bugle Corps, will host the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and African Diaspora Festival. Please be alert to rolling road closures along the parade route starting a little before noon on Saturday. Parade step-off is at 12 p.m. at West Street and Amos Garrett Boulevard. From there the route will continue down West Street, around Church Circle and down Main Street to City Dock. A free, family-friendly African Diaspora Festival will begin at 1 p.m....

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Mar 29 2022

Following our recent Boundary Amendment, our heritage area's geographical footprint has nearly doubled in size and many new attractions, parks, heritage sites, and other organizations are now part of our stakeholder "family," and eligible for the grants and other activities of the program. How do I check whether my site or heritage project is in the heritage area? Four Rivers includes stakeholder information here on our website, www.chesapeakecrossroads.org. We seek to include our new attractions on the website, so please contact us at heritage_area@aacounty.org to share information and photos with us for your...

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Mar 24 2022

New “WILD” grant program will focus on the restoration and conservation of wetlands and streamside forest buffers, as well as community engagement and outdoor recreation The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) today announced that the recently passed Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 includes a first-year funding of $4 million for a new grant program to support fish and wildlife, climate resiliency, and equitable access to the outdoors in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.Grant proposals are now being accepted for the new Chesapeake...

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Mar 16 2022

We are sharing this important new resource from the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) for any of our partners interested in accuracy when presenting local indigenous history. In response to numerous requests from constituents, Maryland Traditions staff initiated the MSAC Land Acknowledgement Project in April 2020, in consultation with previous American Indian grantees and the Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs. Public materials now available on the MSAC Land Acknowledgement Project webpage include a series of land acknowledgement statements and maps for the lands of each of the tribes who consulted on the...

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Mar 11 2022

This year, Arts Week returns in style! The event will take place June 5-12, a week-long celebration of the arts, with a focus on creating community around the arts! This year's organizers are the team from AND Creative / ArtFarm Studios, Darin Gilliam and Alison Harbaugh, and they have reached out for local businesses and organizations to become involved in this community-based event, with sponsorships, related events and programming, and more! Visit the Arts Week website: https://www.annapolisartsweek.com/. If you are an artist, or a business, or want to submit your...

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Mar 09 2022

The Maryland Heritage Area Authorities (MHAA) is looking for an Assistant Administrator. This position plays a key role in supporting the Four Rivers/Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area. The Assistant Administrator assists the Administrator of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) in carrying out the activities of the Maryland Heritage Areas Program, a principal program of the Office of Planning, Education and Outreach (OPEO) in the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT). This position supports the mission of the agency by encouraging economic development through the protection and enhancement of historical, cultural and natural...

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Mar 08 2022

Four Rivers/Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area is pleased to share the following resources about planning for interpretive signage projects. We presented a webinar on March 8th, 2022, with primary presenter, David J. Guiney, and panelists Marcie Taylor-Thoma, Jane Cox, Janice Hayes-Williams, and Andrew Arvizu. View a recording of the March 8th webinar here: https://youtu.be/W-d3hZxQ4ow Read the "Chat" discussion here: 00:24:50 Carol Benson: Find the outline and other resources here: https://chesapeakecrossroads.org/resources-for-interpretive-signage-projects/00:26:32 Carol Benson: Welcome to panelist Janice Hayes-Williams!00:30:15 janice: Hi!!!!!00:45:50 Tim Leahy: It’s so interesting that this design standard came from Harpers Ferry...

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Mar 04 2022

Historical sites and heritage organizations can now apply for an Anne Arundel County Arts and Cultural Resource Grant. The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County is pleased to offer this funding opportunity in partnership with the Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning Cultural Resources Division, which protects the County’s historic sites, buildings, archaeological sites and landscapes. These grants support programming that: utilizes heritage resources in Anne Arundel County in a new or innovative way; increases public access to historic sites; improves or enhances how the public engages with heritage...

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