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May 24 2021

Events This Week: May 24-30

Fewer events this week means less you need to choose between! This week it's all about history and research. Learn from fellows and curators about what informs and inspires them, whether it's stories about the Underground Railroad or the complexities of tall case clocks. Click on the event title for more information. Research in the Time of COVID-19: Case Studies from 400 Years of African American History Fellowship Date: Tuesday, May 25 Time: 3:30-5:00 pm Location: Online Host Organizations: Maryland Department of Commerce Office of Tourism and the Legacy of Slavery in...

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May 21 2021

What’s Open this Weekend

We're excited to announce a new reopening of another Four Rivers Heritage Area site! Read on for more information. Reopening this weekend The Maryland State House (100 State Circle, Annapolis) is reopening to the public on Saturday, May 21. The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use and is the only state house ever to have served as the nation's capitol. Don't miss the statues of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, which were unveiled last February. Opening hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The State House is...

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May 20 2021

Volunteer Opportunities with Our Heritage Partners

Sites are reopening and organizations are returning to in-person activities, but they need your support and assistance to help them welcome back the public. Want to get involved? Here are a few volunteer opportunities to consider, whether your interest is nature, archaeology, or education. Scenic Rivers Land Trust is launching a New Invasive Species Control Program at Bacon Ridge Natural Area (Hawkins Road Trailhead, Crownsville). Volunteers are invited to help on Thursday mornings throughout the summer to work on designated trail sections to remove specified invasive plant species. The work will continue...

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May 19 2021

This Place Matters – Presenting New Wayside Interpretive Signs

[caption id="attachment_29435" align="alignleft" width="319"] Greg Mazella, Wylie and Donna Donaldson, Amelia Chisolm, and C. Jane Cox[/caption] We're delighted to highlight an important initiative shared with us by our friends at Anne Arundel County's Cultural Resources Division as they continue to showcase the importance of preservation and why "This Place Matters." In celebration of Preservation Month, the Anne Arundel County's Cultural Resources team has recently installed the first few of 10 interpretive signs celebrating historic places that matter across the County. This program highlights not just well-known historic buildings, but also seeks to...

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May 17 2021

Events This Week: May 17-23

With COVID-19 restrictions lifting there are even more in-person events and tour opportunities available, although there are still plenty of virtual lectures on offer. Or, if you're looking for a chance to volunteer within the heritage community, consider participating in the Tanyard/Franklin Cemetery Clean-up Day. Have a great week! Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Lecture – Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition Date: Tuesday, May 18 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis Leslie B. Grigsby, Senior Curator of Ceramics and Glass at Winterthur, presents a celebration of...

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May 14 2021

Non-Profit Economic Development Recovery Grant Program – New Date Announced

Please find below an important update regarding the Non-Profit Economic Development Recovery Grant Program from Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC). Due to programmatic issues, AAEDC delayed the opening of the application period of its Non-Profit Economic Development Recovery Grant Program which was to start on Monday, May 10. New application dates have now been announced! Applications will now open on May 17 at 9:00 a.m. and run until May 28 at 5:00 p.m. The grant aims to support the workforce and operations of non-profit organizations that serve the larger community with a...

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Maryland Sustainable Growth Award
May 11 2021

Nominations Now Being Accepted for the 2021 Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards

Please see below the announcement from our friends at the Maryland Department of Planning seeking nominations for their Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards. We're certain there's a business or organization in our community deserving of a nomination! The Maryland Sustainable Growth Awards celebrate significant achievement by individuals, businesses, organizations, and local governments to support the 12 planning visions adopted by the Maryland General Assembly. The awards promote exemplary work that represents or inspires collaboration, innovation, conservation, community impact, and quality of life. Awards are given in the categories of Leadership and Service, Sustainable Communities, and Preservation/Conservation and will be presented at the...

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May 10 2021

Events This Week: May 10-16

There are plenty of events to choose from this week to keep you busy! Thank you to our partners for continuing to present a wide variety of programing, both in-person and online, for all of us to enjoy. Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Lecture – 175 Years of the U.S. Naval Academy Date: Tuesday, May 11 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis The history of Annapolis and the U.S. Naval Academy are intertwined. Our past and our future are connected! Join Tracie Logan, Senior Curator of...

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May 06 2021

Maryland State Arts Council Call for Editors – Grants for Organizations Program

Here's a new opportunity to get involved with the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC)! After two rounds of Listening Sessions to gather recommendations from constituents, editors are needed to revise the funding model in MSAC's Grants for Organizations (GFO) program. Editors will review data/research, constituent feedback, and proposed changes to make recommendations. The proposed policy revisions will then be reviewed by the MSAC board for approval. Editor recommendations will impact the future of general operating funds that are available to arts organizations and arts programs throughout the state. Editors will: Review current...

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May 05 2021

“This Place Matters!”: Anne Arundel County Celebrates 2021 Historic Preservation Month

Join history enthusiasts nationwide this May in celebrating National Preservation Month. The observance, first established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as “Preservation Week” expanded to the entire month of May in 2005 to provide Americans more opportunities to celebrate the diverse and unique heritage of our country’s cities and states. Historic preservation is not only an effective tool in smart growth and sustainability practices, it enhances quality of life, increases local pride and community involvement, and is a significant economic driver. “This Place Matters” is the theme of...

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