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Webinar Recording and Resources for “Planning for Civics in our 250 Celebrations”

On Thursday, May 16, CCHA hosted an engaging webinar entitled, "Planning for Civics in our 250 Celebrations," presented by Dr. Marcie Taylor-Thoma. The webinar was recorded and here is the link to the recording: https://youtu.be/6pZI5Crwc9s. Scroll down to see the Chat. Here is a PDF version of Dr. Taylor-Thoma's Powerpoint: Civic-Education.Chesapeake-CrossroadsDownload Here is the link to the Simulated Congressional Hearings video (2 minutes): https://youtu.be/eMMbZC-do5k?si=9OI4fq2OUUIiWg6S Here are two additional resources that Dr. Taylor-Thoma asked to share: Task Force Report on Social Studies Education in Maryland: https://chesapeakecrossroads.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/sstaskforce_report.pdf The Marginalization of Social Studies: https://chesapeakecrossroads.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Elementary-SS-Brief-45-Minute-Version_0.pdf Here is the Chat: 00:23:52 Tony’s...

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Explore New Storymap: Beaches and Sites of Black Historical Significance

The new resource is a visual presentation of historically Black beaches and other places of Black historical significance in the Chesapeake watershed. News has just been released about a new online, interactive resource, developed by the Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation with the Chesapeake Conservancy, to create an interactive digital map of the entire Chesapeake watershed that tells the stories of our region’s Black history. At least 7 are in the greater Annapolis area. Explore the new Storymap here. ...

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Webinar will Feature Dr. Marcie Taylor-Thoma, on “Planning for Civics in our 250 Celebrations”

Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area is pleased to announce a webinar presentation by Dr. Marcie Taylor-Thoma on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 2 p.m., via zoom, entitled, "Planning for Civics in our 250 Celebrations." Dr. Taylor-Thoma is Executive Director of the Maryland Council for Civic and History Education, and a CCHA Coordinating Council member, among other affiliations. The presentation will be followed by an opportunity for Q-and-A. Dr Taylor-Thoma coordinated social studies instruction, curriculum, assessment, policy, and professional development programs for over twenty years at the Maryland State Department of Education in...

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Coming Soon! Fully Redesigned Website

Great News Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area is excited to share that after months of work behind the scenes, we will soon be debuting a fully redesigned website! Thank you to the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority and our Marketing grant partner, Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, for funding support! Our web design firm is City Dock Digital. Watch this space for an announcement of our launch date, and we look forward to a new site with resources we all can use, with accessibility built in as a priority! ...

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Annapolis Arts Week Joins Anne Arundel Arts Month This June

Annapolis Arts Week (https://www.facebook.com/AnnapolisArtsWeek/ -- June 1-June 7) is now officially a part of Anne Arundel Arts Month, a full month of celebrating the arts coming the Anne Arundel County in June! The Arts team from Annapolis Arts Week will still be creating Annapolis-based content for Annapolis Arts Week, but follow Anne Arundel Arts on Facebook to keep track of all that will be happening throughout all of Anne Arundel Arts Month this June. Get more information and see the schedule of events at https://www.annearundelarts.com ...

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Information for African American Preservation Program Grant, FY2025

Applications are now being accepted for the African American Heritage Preservation Program FY2025 grant round. Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the grant guidelines, view a recorded webinar and to contact program staff with any questions, and to see if your project is eligible. All applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59 pm on July 1st, 2024.  More information: MHT - African American Heritage Preservation Program (maryland.gov) Q&A:  May 10, 2024In-Person Workshop from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM - The C. Burr Artz Public Library (Frederick) June 3, 2024Webinar from 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM (Virtual) Registration for the...

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John Potvin to be Honored by Maryland Historical Trust

The Maryland Hisorical Trust has announced its 2024 Preservation Awards honorees, and John Potvin, manager of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, will receive the Outstanding Individual Leadership at the Local Level award this year. The honor recognizes John’s years of work preserving the historic lighthouse, a National Historic Landmark, conducting tours, and training volunteers. Congratulations, John! Learn more about how to visit the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse. ...

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St. John’s College Will Host Panel Discussion on the Legacy of Francis Scott Key

St. John’s College will host “The Legacy of Francis Scott Key, Class of 1796,” a panel discussion, on Wednesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m., in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium. This event, organized by the College History Task Force, will discuss the complicated legacy of Francis Scott Key, founder of the St. John’s College Alumni Association, and the college’s most famous—and perhaps most controversial—graduate. The panel will be moderated by Chanel Compton Johnson, Executive Director of the Banneker-Douglass Museum. Panelists include Professor Mark Clague, author of the 2022 cultural biography of...

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Christine Dunham Joins Board of Directors

Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area is pleased to welcome Christine Dunham as our newest member of the Board of Directors. She brings both Preservation and Conservation experience to our Board. We share a bio of Ms. Dunham here: "Christine is excited to join the board after serving for many years as the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) representative on the Coordinating Council.  As the program manager for the SERC Directorate, she works with the Director, Smithsonian Administration, the board, and various partners, and coordinates special projects, among many other duties.  She was the...

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Recording Available for Panel Presentation, “Sticks and Stones: (De)humanizing Words? Considering the Language of Slavery, Race, and Marginalized Communities.”

Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area was pleased to present a powerful Panel Presentation on March 28, led by author and scholar Chris Haley of the Maryland State Archives, entitled “Sticks and Stones: (De)humanizing Words? Considering the Language of Slavery, Race, and Marginalized Communities.”  The program looked closely at the ways that language used by public history professionals and academic historians, and today’s communities, to describe current, past, past people, and atrocities, has changed.  Mr. Haley, who is Director of Research, Education and Outreach, and the Study of the Legacy of Slavery at the...

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