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Additional MHAA Grant Funding Supports Local Maritime Museum

MHAA Logo The Administrators of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) have notified Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area that a tenth grant has been awarded in our heritage area in FY2024. Emergency grant funding in the amount of $17,773 has been awarded to Annapolis Maritime Museum for the project, “Emergency Funds at the AMM,” for classroom ceiling repairs and the installation of an outdoor ADA walkway. This brings the total of state MHAA funding to the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area to $470,273 for FY2024. Congratulations to the Annapolis Maritime Museum for receiving this significant support for its...

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Announcement: MHAA FY 2025 Grant Round is Now Open!

MHAA Logo The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) FY 2025 grant materials for capital and non-capital heritage tourism projects are now live! The MHAA grant program provides targeted financial assistance to organizations sustaining and creating place-based heritage experiences within Maryland’s 13 heritage areas. Visit the Maryland Heritage Areas Program website to confirm your eligibility, review the grant guidelines, and to begin the required first step in the application process: completing the Intent to Apply form, due January 26, 2024. Full applications are due March 4, 2024.   Here at the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area, we will work with you to...

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Coming in 2024: Maryland Day For All

This year will be the 16th year for the Maryland Day Celebration in the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area! The dates of this weekend event are March 22-24, 2024. Visit the event website, www.marylandday.org, to see the full list of participating sites and the current listings of the planned events! All of the events are $1 or FREE! ...

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Support the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area With Your End-Of-Year Donation!

ALT Logo Tag Vertical This holiday season, we ask you to include the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area in your year-end giving. We thank you for investing in our mission-driven efforts to protect and strengthen the natural, historic, and cultural resources of our heritage area, to nurture their discovery through educational and recreational experiences for visitors and residents, and to promote the region’s rich legacy, and we ask for your continued support via a donation before the year's end. As an example of our impact, we recently awarded twelve new Mini-Grants to local...

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Plan Ahead Now for the FY2025 MHAA Grant Opportunity

It is hard to fathom, but the FY2025 MHAA Grant Opportunity is right around the corner! Act now to firm up your project description, build a project timeline and budget, plan the sources of your match, seek support from partners, and request estimates from potential contractors. IMPORTANT: ARE YOU PLANNING "MARYLAND 250" ACTIVITIES? THIS GRANT ROUND WILL GIVE YOU SUFFICIENT TIME TO FULLY PLAN AND EXECUTE A "MARYLAND 250" PROGRAM. The dates of the grant round are: December 18: Online Grant application goes live -- this means all updated grant...

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Apply to Join the MHAA Grants Review Panel

The Maryland Heritage Areas Program is seeking panelists to review heritage tourism grant applications for the upcoming grant round. Did you know that grant applications submitted to the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority’s (MHAA) grant program are reviewed and recommended for funding by Marylanders? Does this sound interesting to you? Here's your chance to get involved in the process! The program is seeking panelists to review heritage tourism grant applications for the upcoming FY25 MHAA grant round. We are looking for folks from across the state with various backgrounds and experience in a...

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Engaging with Descendant African American Communities: A Project to Rebury Ancestral Human Remains of African Descent

The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) and the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) have launched a project aimed at identifying lineal descendants or communities that are culturally affiliated with the remains of at least 15 individuals of African or possible African descent that are currently housed at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab) in Calvert County, Maryland. This collaborative project, entitled, "Engaging with Descendant African American Communities" will use genealogical records, land record research, and potentially DNA testing to identify a path forward for returning these remains...

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Read Honoree Corey Lewis’s Remarks on Receiving the Gertrude Makell DEIA in Programming Award

On Thursday, November 4, Chesapeake crossroads hosted its 20th Annual Heritage Awards ceremony. On that occasion, the Board of Directors announced an award in a new category, for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility in Programming, named for longtime Board member, Gertrude Makell, who passed away in August. The recipient of this award was Corey Lewis of the Maryland State Archives. Read the remarks written by Mr. Lewis for the occasion here: "I would first like us to all give Ms. Gertude Makell a hand for her contributions to Maryland and...

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