March 2023

Mar 22 2023

In celebration of the March Women’s History Month, the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation, Inc. is highlighting local African American Female Pioneers with the release of a book: Celebrating African American Female Pioneers, at a reception Sunday, March 26, 2023, at the Michael E. Busch branch of the Anne Arundel County Public Library at 1410 West St. Annapolis, Maryland. Doors open at 1:30 and the formal program will begin at 2:00 followed by a reception to meet and talk to some of the 34 women honored in the book. Books will be...

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Mar 15 2023

By Riley Hoaglin Did you know that the Banneker-Douglass Museum in Downtown Annapolis often has temporary exhibits? AND the current exhibit happens to showcase exceptional, powerful, and breathtaking works of fine art! The first and second floors of Banneker-Douglass house a fine arts exhibition called, "The Radical Voice of Blackness Speaks of Resistance and Joy." The exhibit explores “historic and contemporary themes of Black joy and healing created in opposition to and despite oppression.” The pieces were created by different Black Maryland-based artists. “Remnants/Peace and Joy Are Birthrights of All Beings,” by...

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Mar 08 2023

Take a Survey Residents, former employees, patients, neighbors and other community members, if you have a story about the Crownsville State Hospital that you would like to share, you are encouraged to complete the Crownsville Hospital Oral History Project survey. The historic transfer of the former Crownsville State Hospital from the State of Maryland to Anne Arundel County is complete. The Crownsville Hospital Oral History Project aims to create a repository of personal stories and remembrances that can be shared for today and for the future. Work is beginning to transform this space into...

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Mar 07 2023

Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area is proud to share this recording of a recent webinar, "The National Register in Maryland," and the related resources mentioned by our speakers, who joined us from the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT). On Monday, March 6, we hosted a webinar presented by Jessica French, Administrator, Survey and Registration, MHT, and Heather Barrett, Administrator of Architectural Research, MHT. Watch the webinar recording here: Here are the resources that the speakers recommended: Chapter 5, Standards and Guidelines for Architectural and Historical Investigations in Maryland (below) Standards and Guidelines ...

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Mar 06 2023

The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County is honored to partner 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, to offer a second FY2023 grant funding opportunity. The Anne Arundel County Arts and Cultural Resources Grants will provide funding for 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 resources; and/or encourages the maintenance...

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