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Oct 12 2021

Maryland State Arts Council has recently announced four paid opportunities to become involved with their Heritage Awards, County Arts Development, and Poetry Out Loud programs. Please see below for additional information for details on each opportunity. Heritage Award Panelists By reviewing and scoring nominations, Heritage Award panelists recognize long-term achievement in traditional arts, or community-based living cultural traditions handed down by example or word of mouth. Awards annually recognize one recipient in each of three categories: Person/People, Place, and Tradition. Seeking Maryland residents with a familiarity with MSAC’s Heritage Awards...

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Oct 11 2021

Continue to get into the Halloween spirit with spooky webinars and ghost tours! We're also excited about the in-person return of Oyster Festival 2021. It's a great week to celebrate the best of fall in the Four Rivers Heritage Area. Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Lecture – The Wrong Side of History: Loyalists in the American Revolution Date: Tuesday, October 12Time: 7:00 pmLocation: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis The loyalists were the losers of the American Revolution. The Americans who rejected independence and who fought to keep the colonies...

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Oct 07 2021

The nominations deadline for our Eighteenth Annual Heritage Awards is THIS FRIDAY, October 8, 2021. Do you know a great heritage practitioner? Perhaps a valuable staff member or dedicated volunteer you would like to publicly acknowledge? Four Rivers Heritage Area seeks nominations for its Eighteenth Annual Heritage Awards. These awards recognize individuals, organizations, partnerships, programs and products that contribute significantly to the community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy. In 2021, nominations are invited in ten categories, including Heritage Tourism Product Award, Heritage Volunteer Award, Heritage Partnership Award,...

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Oct 05 2021

Learn more below about this grant program administered by the Maryland Center for History and Culture. The Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr. History Fund provides support for projects at historical organizations throughout the state of Maryland. The goal is to build the long-term resiliency and efficacy of museums, historic sites, and other organizations that make up Maryland’s heritage community. The Miller History Fund is made possible by an annually recurring allocation from the state’s Preservation of Cultural Arts Fund. This fund was proposed by late Senate President Emeritus Thomas V....

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Oct 04 2021

This week you can choose from in-person, virtual, and even hybrid events! Enjoy a tasting or a cooking workshop with Historic London Town and Gardens, take a tour with Hammond-Harwood House, or celebrate resiliency with the Banneker-Douglass Museum. Click on the event title for more information. Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime: “Miss Spider’s Tea Party” Date: Tuesday, October 5Time: Program, 10 – 11 am; Garden Time, 11 – 11:30 amLocation: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street, AnnapolisHost Organization: Historic Annapolis Join Historic Annapolis on select Tuesday mornings for storytime and fun activities...

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Sep 29 2021

Historical and cultural sites in the Four Rivers Heritage Area, and throughout the County, are encouraged to apply for an Anne Arundel County Arts and Cultural Resources Grant. Funding will be awarded to organizations that utilize heritage resources in Anne Arundel County in a new or innovative way; increase public access to historic sites; improve or enhance how the public engages with heritage resources; and/or encourage the maintenance and preservation of important heritage sites. Learn more below! The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County is pleased to partner with the...

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Sep 27 2021

The MHAA Program Administrator, Jennifer Ruffner, has let us know that MHAA staff seek new members for the MHAA Grant Review Panel for the coming year's grant round. In addition to geographic and human diversity, they also try to have members whose expertise reflects a diversity of subject matter areas on the panel. Topics such as archeology, agriculture, cemeteries, ethnic and cultural studies, and oral histories are underrepresented.   The call for panelists is open year round, so if you know someone who might be able to help fill some of these gaps, please...

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Sep 27 2021

We know it's October when Annapolis starts its ghost tours! Prepare to be spooked! You can stay busy this Saturday with Odenton Heritage Society's Annual Open House, the Arts in the Park event at the Chesapeake Arts Center, or combine art and wellness at Hammond-Harwood House's Stretch and Sketch. This week we have something for everyone! Click on the event title for more information. Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime: “A Rainbow of Friends” Date: Tuesday, September 28Time: Program, 10 – 11 am; Garden Time, 11 – 11:30 amLocation: William Paca House and Garden, 186...

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Sep 24 2021

Please find useful information below on the SHARP Recovery Grants from Maryland Humanities. These grants are specifically targeted towards museums, historic sites, preservation and historical societies, and community and cultural organizations with a significant humanities focus. Maryland Humanities is now accepting applications to its $910,000 Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) Recovery Grants Fund. The goal of this new opportunity is to sustain Maryland’s public humanities infrastructure and to ensure that organizations negatively impacted by COVID-19 can continue to provide opportunities for Maryland’s communities to access and...

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