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Aug 26 2021

Nomination Information for MSAC’s 2022 Heritage Awards

Know of an individual, place, or tradition that exemplifies outstanding achievement in traditional arts and culture? Maryland State Arts Council's 2022 Heritage Award nominations open September 1st! Find more information below, including guidance on how to submit a nomination and contact information for further questions. Maryland Traditions, the traditional arts program of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), has given Heritage Awards annually since 2007. Awards are given based on a nominee’s sustained commitment to a particular traditional practice, current importance to communities in which that traditional practice is important, and...

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Aug 23 2021

Events This Week: August 23-29

Virtual lectures are still going strong, so take the opportunity to learn some history from the the comfort of your home! And even though we like to highlight events taking place this week to give our partners a little extra promotion, don't forget to check our events calendar to see what's coming up next week and next month so you don't miss a thing. Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Lecture - Courtly and Highly Prized: Dutch Traders in the 17th Century Chesapeake Date: Tuesday, August 24 Time: 7:30...

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Aug 19 2021

Banneker-Douglass Museum’s Call for Vendors for Re-Opening Event

Please see below an announcement from our friends at the Banneker-Douglass Museum. We're looking forward to their Grand Re-opening on Saturday, September 18, and you can be a part of it as well! Banneker-Douglass Museum is currently in search of: Food trucks and other food vendors. Local non-profits and community-based businesses. Performing artists (singers, dance troops, etc.). Volunteers to assist on the day of the event. Current and new community partners looking to highlight their platforms and more! African American-themed businesses are encouraged to inquire. The deadline for application submissions is Friday,...

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Aug 16 2021

Events This Week: August 16-22

Enjoy this week's events from our partners, including the chance to travel back in time with some living history! Click on the event title for more information. Mr. Paca’s Garden: Summer Storytime, “Planting A Rainbow" Date: Tuesday, August 17 Time: Program, 10 – 11 am; Garden Time, 11 – 11:30 am Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street Host Organization: Historic Annapolis Have you ever taken a moment to notice all the brilliant colors in a garden? This story, "Planting A Rainbow," follows a mother and daughter’s adventure as they...

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City of Annapolis to Inaugurate ‘Alex Haley Day’

Please see below an announcement from the City of Annapolis regarding the proclamation of "Alex Haley Day." We look forward to commemorating this renowned author on this special day. City of Annapolis to Inaugurate ‘Alex Haley Day’ on the Author’s 100th Birthday at City Dock at 10 a.m. on August 14 The City of Annapolis will commemorate journalist and author Alex Haley with an “Alex Haley Day” public ceremony at City Dock at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 14. The occasion is to honor Haley’s centennial birth date: Aug. 11. Haley is known...

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Aug 09 2021

Events This Week: August 9-15

This week our partners are offering a wide variety of in-person and online events for you to enjoy. Since summer is still in full swing, now's especially the perfect time to take advantage of outdoor concerts at the sites of both old and new members of the Four Rivers Heritage Area. If an event is not listed below but it's happening in our heritage area, it's because the event is already sold out or the registration deadline has passed, so make sure to continue to check our calendar of events in...

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Coming Soon! Exhibition of Founding Documents from the David M. Rubenstein Americana Collection

Please see below exciting news from our partners at Historic Annapolis and the Maryland State Archives. We are looking forward to welcoming this momentous exhibit to Annapolis. Historic Annapolis, in partnership with philanthropist and Maryland native David M. Rubenstein and the Maryland State Archives, will present an exhibition of four of the most important documents in early American history. Entitled Founding Freedoms: The Essential American Documents, the exhibition will be on display and accessible to the public in the rotunda of the Maryland State House from September 10 to October 11,...

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Aug 02 2021

Events This Week: August 2-8

Mark your calendars for this Thursday :) -- Whether you're interested in an outdoor concert, a musical reenactment, or historical drinks, our partners are giving you terrific options to choose from this week. Click on the event title for more information. Bristol County Fifes and Drums: Hear the Call! Date: Thursday, August 5 Time: 5:30-7:00 pm Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street Host Organization: Historic Annapolis Historic Annapolis invites you to an evening of celebration with the Bristol County Fifes and Drums in the William Paca Garden! Meet 25...

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Jul 30 2021

Celebrate the New Thomas Point Lighthouse Stamp

Have you heard the good news? One of the sites in our heritage area is getting its own stamp! We're excited to see the Thomas Point Shoal Light House commemorated by the United States Postal Service on one of their Forever Stamps. YOU are invited to be a part of this celebration -- join the City of Annapolis, the Postmaster General for Annapolis, and the United States Lighthouse Society for a dedication of this new series of Forever postage stamps dedicated to the Mid-Atlantic Area and especially Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse....

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Join Our Team!

Four Rivers is looking for a dynamic self-starter to join our team! Significant potential for advancement for the right person. Heritage Programs Coordinator -- Part-time Four Rivers Heritage Area, Arundel Center, 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 [email protected] Four Rivers Heritage Area (one of Maryland’s thirteen certified heritage areas), a nonprofit organization with its office in Annapolis, seeks a part-time Heritage Programs Coordinator. Excellent interpersonal, writing, and communications skills are essential. Grants, tourism, museum, nonprofit management, and preservation experience are preferred. The Heritage Programs Coordinator works under the supervision of the Executive Director. This is...

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