September 2023

Miller History Fund Grant Cycle Now Open

The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) is proud to announce the fifth grant cycle of the Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Jr. History Fund. This competitive grant program is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) until November 10th.The Miller History Fund provides grants ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 that support capacity-building and collections care projects for Maryland's history museums, historical societies, and community archives. This cycle, MCHC will award a total of $200,000. Full details on applicant eligibility and evaluation criteria are in the FY 2024 grant guidelines. An applicant webinar...

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Save the Date – Captain Avery Museum’s 26th Annual Oyster Festival

Captain Avery Museum is preparing its 26th annual oyster festival, with this year’s waterfront gathering featuring good community company, fine regional music, an array of choice gifts for purchase, local food and drink, and the best oysters anywhere. Come out for the festival — winner in the past of the prestigious Best of the Bay award for Community Events — Saturday Oct. 14, from 12:30-5, on Captain Avery’s broad green lawn on the banks of the West River in Shady Side. Admission is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Children...

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Fall Mini-Grant Round is Announced!

Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area Announces the Fall 2023 (FY2024) Mini-Grant Round! Note: the Application Has Been Revised, Please Make Sure To Use The Application Posted Below. The  Mini-Grants in our heritage area are funded by a Block Grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). Mini-Grants are available for new heritage and preservation-related programs, activities, products, and events. We encourage Mini-Grant proposals that include collaborative partnerships and enhanced heritage tourism, preservation, and/or the stewardship of historical, cultural, and natural resources. Mini-Grants are NOT for Capital projects. Chesapeake Crossroads encourages proposals that foster Diversity,...

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A Fresh Take: Galesville Heritage Museum

By Riley Hoaglin Annapolis is surrounded by intriguing small towns, each with its own unique charm. Among these, the quiet and endearing waterfront town of Galesville stands out, in a prime location nestled along the banks of the West River. The Galesville Heritage Society's Museum serves as a sentinel of the town's past. Within its walls, the museum weaves together the tales of the numerous generations that have left their mark on Galesville. During my visit to the Galesville Heritage Society, I was captivated by the tapestry of history that the museum...

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