Civil Rights Virtual Tour
Feb 08 2022

Explore the Civil Rights Era in Anne Arundel County

We have timely news to share from our friends at Anne Arundel County’s Cultural Resources Section, as they launch a new opportunity to explore the Civil Rights Era. This project is part of their commitment to increasing access to research tools and resources that support the preservation of local African American heritage and history. Learn more below! In celebration of Black History Month, Anne Arundel County’s Cultural Resources Section is excited to unveil a new virtual tour that explores the Civil Rights Era in Anne Arundel County, MD. This online...

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Feb 02 2022

Now Open! Maryland Historical Trust’s FY2022 Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program

Now open for applications! The Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program administered by the Maryland Historical Trust promotes the acquisition, restoration, and rehabilitation of historic properties in Maryland. Eligible properties are limited to those listed in or determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. A total of $600,000 is available for grants each year. Only online applications are accepted. The program provides grants to nonprofits, local governments, businesses, and individuals for eligible projects. All applicants except for nonprofit organizations are required to provide a dollar-for-dollar match. Visit the Historic Preservation...

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Save the Date! Anna E. Greenberg Board Leadership Event Scheduled for May 14

Join the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) and presenters Eliot Pfanstiehl and Monica Jeffries Hazangeles for the Anna E. Greenberg Board Leadership Workshop taking place on Saturday, May 14 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Nonprofit board members are encouraged to attend. The purpose of the workshop is to promote strong and effective board leadership and governance for nonprofit organizations in Anne Arundel County. CFAAC invites nonprofit executives, fund development professionals, board chairs, and members; seats are available by registration on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration info is coming...

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Webinar: Janice Hayes-Williams to Present Plans for Annapolis Port Marker

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:,, Read the Press Release from 2019, when Annapolis was designated: ANNAPOLIS, MD...

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Have Your Say and Help “Walk & Roll Anne Arundel!”

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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Annapolis Presents New Speaker Series During Black History Month

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,,...

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Make Your Plans Now for Maryland Day Weekend, March 25-27, 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,, 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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Be a Part of “Tubman 200”!

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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Announcing the 10th Annual Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning

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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New Webinar Series! Nothing About Me, Without Me: Making Shared Heritage Interpretations a Reality

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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