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Nov 21 2022

By Riley Hoaglin Exciting news! We have a NEWLY RENOVATED museum that just REOPENED! Have you ever wonder what Cryptologic means? Or how coding has shaped history?The National Cryptologic Museum reopened just a few weeks ago, and it is filled with historical technology that has revolutionized the world. Cryptology is the study of codes and ciphers, and the National Cryptologic Museum is the best place to learn more about the exciting history of coding and decoding! The National Cryptologic Museum (NCM), curated by the National Security Administration (NSA), is “a gateway to...

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Nov 21 2022

As our organization plans to revisit and revise our Interpretive Themes, we are planning a series of lunchtime seminars on the themes developed for recent Interpretive Plans in our area. The recordings of the first two presentations are now available. On October 25, Darian Beverungen presented about the County's eight interpretive themes, with a concentration on the topic of Immigration and Migration in the County. Here is a link to the recording of the presentation: https://youtu.be/SvQvhqz-jY0 The second seminar in the series was presented by Karen Theimer Brown, President and CEO of...

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Nov 17 2022

New Grants Funded 3 Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area is pleased to announce nine new Mini-Grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our FY23 Mini-Grant opportunity. The grants awarded this fall totaled $26,494 for overall projects of $152,494. This matching Mini-Grants program, made possible through a Block Grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, augmented this year by an anonymous donor, leverages other funding to assist local heritage related non-profit organizations to create new programs, products, activities, and events that build upon heritage-based interpretive themes, foster collaborative partnerships, and...

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Nov 14 2022

This Fall, we are celebrating heritage throughout the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area! Read on to see what is happening this week. Happy Thanksgiving! Click on the event title for more information. Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime: “Thankful” Date: Tuesday, November 15Time: 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 in the William Paca Garden, a secret treasure in the Historic District of Annapolis. Each program is designed for...

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Nov 11 2022

As our organization plans to revisit and revise our Interpretive Themes, we are planning a series of lunchtime seminars on the themes developed for recent Interpretive Plans in our area. The second seminar in the series will be presented by Karen Theimer Brown, President and CEO of Historic Annapolis, on the themes in the Master Interpretive Plan for the Annapolis City Dock Area. The presentation will be virtual, via Zoom, on Tuesday, November 17, at Noon, and a Q-and-A session will follow the presentation. Here is the link to the session: Topic:...

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Nov 08 2022

In a recent meeting, the Maryland Museums Association (MMA) discussed MMA’s major priority – the return of the State's Museum Assistance Program (MAP). The state’s Museum Assistance Program grants existed from FY98 to FY12 with a peak of $2.2M in FY07 -- but some years as low as $40,000 and $127,000. See the chart below for more detailed information; the text of the statute is here. From the MMA website: "For many years, Maryland was a national leader in providing support for the preservation and interpretation of our irreplaceable heritage. Historic...

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Nov 08 2022

Celebrate history, heritage and excellence as the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area celebrates its Nineteenth Annual Heritage Awards! These awards recognize individuals, organizations, programs and achievements that contribute to our community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy. NEW THIS YEAR: This year we will be recycling and composting – making our event zero-waste! Many thanks to Annapolis Green for their guidance and support and to Annapolis Compost for handling the compost details! Please join us as we gather again to reconnect and celebrate this year’s outstanding honorees! HERITAGE TOURISM...

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Nov 07 2022

This Fall, we are celebrating heritage throughout the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area! Read on to see what is happening this week. Click on the event title for more information. Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime: “Veterans: Heroes in our Neighborhood” Date: Tuesday, November 8Time: 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 in the William Paca Garden, a secret treasure in the Historic District of Annapolis. Each program is...

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Nov 03 2022

Official designation endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the Middle Passage Ceremonies, and Port Markers Project. Annapolis, MD (November 1, 2022) - Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and City of Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley today announced the designation of the City of Annapolis as a Middle Passage “Site of Memory” during a remembrance and celebration ceremony. The designation was endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Middle Passage Ceremonies, and Port Markers Project.  We’re not done telling the history of our county, and we’re not done...

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Oct 31 2022

This Fall, we are celebrating heritage throughout the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area! Read on to see what is happening this week. Click on the event title for more information. Annapolis Port Marker Installation Date: Tuesday, November 1Time: 11:00 am-1:00 pm Location: Susan Campbell Park, Annapolis City DockHost Organization: City of Annapolis The Annapolis Port Marker is on its way! Having met all mandatory approvals to include the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) of the City of Annapolis Historic District, the UNESCO “Port Marker Project” is moving forward. In 2012 Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Marker Project...

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