Join Four Rivers in Celebrating Annual Heritage Awards and 20th Anniversary

Celebrate history, heritage and excellence as the Four Rivers Heritage Area celebrates its Eighteenth Annual Heritage Awards and Twentieth Anniversary! These awards recognize individuals, organizations, programs and achievements that contribute significantly to our community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy. Thursday, November 4th 5 p.m., at Historic London Town and Gardens, under the tent. The address is 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD. Tickets are $10 per person at Eventbrite or at the door. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us as we gather again...

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Oct 18 2021

Events This Week: October 18-24

This week, join a walking tour, a ghost tour, or participate in an online lecture. Interested in art, ceramics, or even climate change? You won't want to miss these latest events from our partners. Click on the event title for more information. Founding Freedoms Walking Tour Date: Monday, October 18 & Saturday, October 23Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pmLocation: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street, Annapolis Host Organization: Historic Annapolis Take advantage of the special opportunity to combine a tour of the home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence...

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Oct 15 2021

Fall is for Heritage! And October is the Month for Ghost Tours and Pumpkin Walks

Here in the Four Rivers Heritage Area, we love to share events sponsored by our partners, and we know what October means to you, ghosts and pumpkins! Here are some appealing fall events you won’t want to miss. First, looking for something spooky? Make sure to check out one of our recently added heritage sites. The Rising Sun Inn in Crownsville is offering their Historic Candlelight Ghost Stories Tour this weekend. The tours will be held October 15-16 from 6:00-10:00 pm. The Rising Sun Inn, with a history spanning four centuries,...

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Oct 12 2021

MSAC Call for Panelists, Judges, and Coaches – Heritage Awards, County Arts Development, Poetry Out Loud

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

Events This Week: October 11-October 17

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

Due Friday! Nominations for 18th Annual Heritage Awards

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 About the Miller History Fund

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

Events This Week: October 4-October 10

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

Applications Open Friday! Anne Arundel County Arts and Cultural Resources Grants

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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MHAA Grant Review Panel Seeking New Members With Specific Expertise

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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