January 2023

Year in Review: Grants Awarded in 2022

In 2022, the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area brought $367,768 in state funding to capital and non-capital projects at heritage sites, museums, and non-profit organizations in our area, as well as three grants to Chesapeake Crossroads, which include support for our important Mini-Grant program. The Mini-Grants were funded by a Block Grant from the state, plus $1,494 in private funds. These fully-matched grants leveraged more than $878,000 in total project costs. The full list of grants awarded is below: Grants-Grid-2022-2Download ...

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Year in Review: Thank You For Your Support in 2022!

Thank you to all our sponsors, donors and active supporters of the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area this past year! In 2022, we received major grant support from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis, and benefited from a generous partner relationship with Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County (VAAAC). We are also grateful to the following donors: Louis Biondi, *Linnell Bowen, Tara Clifford, Deborah Coons, Dianne Feeney, Lynne Forsman, Mark Hildebrand, *Timothy Leahy, *Gertrude Makell, *Diane Nowak-Waring, Emily Oland Squires, Cathy Oliver, Openshaw Charitable...

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Year in Review: MHAA Grants Closed in 2022

Each year, grants from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) contribute significantly to heritage resources and attractions that tell our stories and strengthen the museums, history centers, exhibits, and attractions that heritage tourists visit in our area. This listing of MHAA grants closed in 2022 is only a fraction of the ongoing work that this vital source of state funding supports. The three partner sites in the list used MHAA matching funds to create outstanding new additions to the heritage interpretation in our heritage area: the Woodlawn History Center at...

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A Fresh Take: Chesapeake Arts Center

By Riley Hoaglin I recently had the opportunity to take a marvelous tour of the Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC). A few words that come to mind after visiting were: creative, inspiring, entertaining, and all-inclusive. Their facility is packed with high-end equipment, and it has a beautiful performing art space, and so much more! This hidden gem is located in Northern Anne Arundel County, near the Baltimore Beltway. The Chesapeake Arts Center is a 58,000-square-foot multi-discipline arts facility. CAC offers a wide variety of art classes, diverse performances, and art exhibits. Hal Gomer Gallery I...

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