Author:Carol Benson

A Fresh Take: William Brown House Virtual Tour

By Riley Hoaglin Anne Arundel County is full of historic landmarks. One breathtaking site is Historic London Town and Gardens. The site offers scenic water views, gorgeous trails full of stunning plants and flowers, and notable historic buildings (some are reconstructions). One of the most notable landmarks that Historic London Town has to offer is the William Brown House. William Brown was a man of many trades. He built this Georgian-style structure in 1758-1764 to be a tavern, but due to the circumstances of declining trade he lost the business and this...

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Dec 07 2021

A Special Year-End Appeal

It's that time of year! It's time for year-end appeal letters, and our organization is no exception. Here's our message: This year, the Four Rivers Heritage Area proudly celebrated its twenty-year anniversary.  While this milestone provided an opportunity to reflect on our impact over the past two decades, the staff and Board of Directors of the Four Rivers Heritage Area are equally excited and enthusiastic about the future. We are especially thankful that in 2021, the Four Rivers boundary amendment was approved and we were able to expand our footprint to include...

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Apr 30 2020

See Our Newest Video — Experience the Wooden Boat Models of South County

Four Rivers Announces our Newest Story Project Video! [su_youtube_advanced url="" rel="no" modestbranding="yes"] Watermen have long been an integral part of life in Southern Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and the boats they used for their trade go hand-in-hand with their way of life on the water.  A few months ago, several organizations from South County came together to showcase the intricate, hand-made wooden boat models that bring to life this key element of a waterman's life and livelihood. This video features those boat models, as well as interviews with Dorothy Whitman of the...

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Explore “African-American Voices, Memories and Places: A Four Rivers Heritage Trail”

This was a project that was executed when our name was "Four Rivers Heritage Area." Anne Arundel County’s Office of Planning and Zoning and the Lost Towns Project developed a “virtual trail” exploring our area’s African American history and heritage in 2019. This resource is entitled, “African-American Voices, Memories and Places: A Four Rivers Heritage Trail.” The online “trail” highlights nearly 200 historic sites about African American life within the geographic area of our original heritage area boundaries. The project was created by local and professional historians, genealogists, and citizens. Funding...

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We are Hiring! Seeking a PT Programs Coordinator

Four Rivers Heritage Area is a non-profit organization with its office in Annapolis. The organization seeks to hire a part-time Heritage Programs Coordinator. This individual should be highly creative, have excellent interpersonal and communications skills, pay careful attention to detail, and have a Master’s degree in a heritage-related field. We are looking for someone with experience in grants, tourism, museum/nonprofit management, and preservation. The Heritage Programs Coordinator works under the supervision of the Executive Director. This is a part-time position (14 hours per week to start), with some limited flexibility...

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Donated Books on Non-Profit Marketing Offered to Partners

[video width="1280" height="720" mp4=""][/video] Great news! A box full of marketing-related books for nonprofits has recently been donated to Four Rivers, and these are available for FREE to any of our partners on a first-come, first-served basis! The video below highlights the book covers. Please call our office if you would like one -- or several -- of these excellent reads! We can be reached at 410-222-1805 or send an e-mail to [email protected], thanks!...

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