March 2023

Sunday! African American Pioneer Women Book Launch

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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A Fresh Take: Exhibit at Banneker-Douglass Museum, “The Radical Voice of Blackness Speaks of Resistance and Joy”

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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Now Available! Recorded Webinar on the National Register Process in Maryland

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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Anne Arundel County Arts and Cultural Resources Grants

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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