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Jan 24 2023

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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Jan 23 2023

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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Jan 09 2023

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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Dec 21 2022

The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) FY 2024 grant materials for heritage tourism capital and non-capital projects are now available, including a newly revised and streamlined application! (PLEASE NOTE that the questions in the application have changed.) Over $5 million in grant funding will be available for heritage tourism and education projects across Maryland’s 13 heritage areas. Begin the first step in the application process by completing the Intent to Apply form (due January 31, 2023) on the MHAA website and mark your calendar to attend one of several virtual and in-person information sessions. Begin the first...

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Dec 13 2022

Maryland Day Are you looking forward to Maryland Day Weekend 2023? It is shaping up to be another great collaborative event, featuring numerous partners across the heritage area offering activities for ONE DOLLAR OR FREE that are all family-friendly! The dates for 2023 are March 31-April 1. (We choose these dates so as not to compete with the popular Annapolis Film Festival.) Thanks to the Chesapeake Children's Museum for once again taking the event management role! And please be patient while the Maryland Day event website is continually updated as partners...

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Nov 30 2022

By Riley Hoaglin Are you looking for a new park to explore? Then, I have just the charming park for you! Downs Park, positioned on the breathtaking Chesapeake Bay, is just a short drive away. The park has 236 acres, playgrounds, trails, and much more! The best part of the park is it is dog-friendly! When you enter the park, you will follow a paved trail showcasing the extensive park. The trail ends with a large parking lot where you can start your exploration. My dog and I started on the shoreline;...

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Nov 21 2022

By Riley Hoaglin Exciting news! We have a NEWLY RENOVATED museum that just REOPENED! Have you ever wonder what Cryptologic means? Or how coding has shaped history?The National Cryptologic Museum reopened just a few weeks ago, and it is filled with historical technology that has revolutionized the world. Cryptology is the study of codes and ciphers, and the National Cryptologic Museum is the best place to learn more about the exciting history of coding and decoding! The National Cryptologic Museum (NCM), curated by the National Security Administration (NSA), is “a gateway to...

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Nov 21 2022

As our organization plans to revisit and revise our Interpretive Themes, we are planning a series of lunchtime seminars on the themes developed for recent Interpretive Plans in our area. The recordings of the first two presentations are now available. On October 25, Darian Beverungen presented about the County's eight interpretive themes, with a concentration on the topic of Immigration and Migration in the County. Here is a link to the recording of the presentation: https://youtu.be/SvQvhqz-jY0 The second seminar in the series was presented by Karen Theimer Brown, President and CEO of...

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Nov 17 2022

New Grants Funded 3 Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area is pleased to announce nine new Mini-Grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our FY23 Mini-Grant opportunity. The grants awarded this fall totaled $26,494 for overall projects of $152,494. This matching Mini-Grants program, made possible through a Block Grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, augmented this year by an anonymous donor, leverages other funding to assist local heritage related non-profit organizations to create new programs, products, activities, and events that build upon heritage-based interpretive themes, foster collaborative partnerships, and...

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Nov 11 2022

As our organization plans to revisit and revise our Interpretive Themes, we are planning a series of lunchtime seminars on the themes developed for recent Interpretive Plans in our area. The second seminar in the series will be presented by Karen Theimer Brown, President and CEO of Historic Annapolis, on the themes in the Master Interpretive Plan for the Annapolis City Dock Area. The presentation will be virtual, via Zoom, on Tuesday, November 17, at Noon, and a Q-and-A session will follow the presentation. Here is the link to the session: Topic:...

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