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Jan 31 2022

Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, February 16 at 3 p.m., when Janice Hayes-Williams will present a short webinar (40 minutes, plus Q-and-A) about the plans in Annapolis to install a Port Marker as part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) program that recognizes designated locations as a "Site of Memory," associated with the Slave Route. Please send a message to [email protected] to receive the zoom link for the webinar Read more here: https://www.middlepassageproject.org/annapolis-md/, https://bayweekly.com/honoring-their-memory/, Read the Press Release from 2019, when Annapolis was designated: ANNAPOLIS, MD...

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Jan 26 2022

With our boundary expansion, the Four Rivers Heritage Area is excited to include more attractions offering hiking and biking opportunities, and we've been highlighting these Recreation Trails among our top "Things to Do." Yet, there is always room for improvement in our county's mobility and transportation alternatives. Below, learn more about how you can help Anne Arundel County develop its Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, "Walk & Roll Anne Arundel!" “Walk and Roll Anne Arundel!” interactive mapping tool will be open to receive public comments from January 25 through March...

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Jan 25 2022

The City of Annapolis will host a series of three speaker events, “The State of Black Annapolis,” to coincide with Black History Month. The speaker series will kick off from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 with four speakers discussing Annapolis’ “Past” in the areas of Economics, Education, Elections and Entertainment. The series will be presented in-person at the Michael E. Busch branch of the Anne Arundel County Public Library, located at 1410 West Street in Annapolis. The series will also be livestreamed on City of Annapolis TV, Facebook.com/CityofAnnapolis,...

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Jan 21 2022

We are so excited to announce that Maryland Day 2022 will take place the weekend of March 25-27, 2022.  This will be the event's 15th year! As always, we have added new sites and events for you to explore with the whole family! We are adding new events as they come in, please use the event website, www.marylandday.org, to view them all and plan your visit! The following sites have committed to participating this year: Annapolis Maritime MuseumAnne Arundel County Public LibraryAnnearrundell County Free School MuseumBanneker-Douglass MuseumBenson-Hammond HouseCaptain Avery MuseumCharles Carroll HouseChase...

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Jan 20 2022

Throughout 2022, Maryland will be celebrating Harriet Tubman all year long as part of "Tubman 200" -- marking two centuries since Harriet Tubman's birth: from 1822 to 2022. Make your heritage site or museum part of the celebration! The Maryland Office of Tourism is ready to market any exhibitions, programs, and special events honoring and celebrating Harriet Tubman, across the state. Got an idea? Let the Maryland Office of Tourism know about your Harriet Tubman 200 Plans. Thinking of a webinar, a public event, or possibly a way to include a...

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Jan 18 2022

We're excited to learn from our partners at the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMMP) that the annual Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning will return to Eastport this year! Read on for more information. “Say goodbye to winter, only deck shoes we wear! Though the socks we burn leave a stink in the air!” So reads the poem recited each year as hundreds of Annapolitans gather around a waterfront bonfire at the Annapolis Maritime Museum to burn the smelliest, winter-worn socks found. After a hiatus during the pandemic, the Annapolis...

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Jan 14 2022

Our partner heritage area, Stories of the Chesapeake, will be hosting an informative webinar series, and you're invited to attend! Learn more below and register today. Webinar schedule: Jan 25, 2022, 1:00, pm - Stories of SuccessFeb 8, 2022, 1:00 pm - Building on Success: Emerging ProjectsFeb. 15, 2022, 1:00 pm - Creating Collaboration for Projects Often heritage stories are told without input or viewpoints from those whose story is being told. Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area seeks to address this issue with a series of workshops, “Nothing About Me Without Me: Making...

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Jan 13 2022

The Maryland State Library Guide to Indigenous Maryland Task Force, coordinated by the Maryland State Library and supported by the Arundel County Public Library, is developing a new educational app and website to teach the general public about Maryland's important local Native American and Indigenous heritage. They are currently collecting information about sites, historical events and community figures (contemporary and historical) that our community would like to see featured in this resource. They are asking for your input with this project! The Guide to Indigenous Maryland will be an engaging...

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Jan 12 2022

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is administering a Community Safety Works grant opportunity for nonprofit facility improvements. Funding will encourage the implementation of crime prevention strategies through physical design improvements, operational activities, and through community vigilance and maintenance. Eligible applicants include Maryland-based nonprofit organizations, including nonprofit faith-based organizations. These organizations may request a maximum grant of $25,000 for facility-related safety improvements that make nonprofit organizations’ facilities, including faith-based nonprofit organizations’ facilities, safer and more defensible.  To be eligible to apply, an applicant must meet all of the following...

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Jan 10 2022

The annual Winter Lecture Series from Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMM) kicks off this week! This year, the lecture series will continue to be virtual. Read on for more information. Cozy up this winter in the comfort of your home with the Virtual Winter Lecture Series, hosted by the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park. Beginning Thursday, January 13th, 2022, join AMM as an intellectual group of authors, professors, and scientists present on eight stimulating and educational topics. Each wintertime lecture showcases a diverse and relevant range of topics, including...

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