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Apr 16 2021

Help Anne Arundel County Shape its Parks & Recreation Plan

Anne Arundel County Department of Parks and Recreation is one of our valued partners, hosting many of our historic and environmental heritage sites, and now they are looking for you input! Anne Arundel County Government is updating its Land Preservation Parks and Recreation Plan. This plan acts as a master plan for recreational programming, park acquisition, and facility development, and they are interested in your experiences, views, and opinions.  Please take a few moments to complete their Land Preservation Parks and Recreation Plan Survey to tell them what's important to you. The information and...

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Apr 15 2021

City of Annapolis Seeking Historic Preservation Consulting Services

Announcement: The City of Annapolis is seeking on-call consulting services for historic preservationists of all disciplines. Anyone interested is encouraged to submit a Statement of Qualification. See the bid announcement below! The Central Purchasing Office of the City of Annapolis is accepting sealed Statements of Qualifications (“SOQ”) from interested and qualified consulting firms who desire to enter into an on-call contract for Historic Preservation Consulting Services until 2:00 p.m., local time, Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Proposals must be submitted to the Central Purchasing Office, 161 Duke of Gloucester Street, 1st Floor,...

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Apr 12 2021

Events This Week: April 12-18

Join some of our partners this week for in-person events, whether you're interested in a walking tour, learning more about electric vehicles, or entertaining your children with tales of sailors. Still looking for virtual events? We have those to share with you also! Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Lecture – The Women of Chateau Lafayette Date: Tuesday, April 13 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis During this virtual lecture, Stephanie Dray presents her novel The Women of Chateau Lafayette. New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray...

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Apr 09 2021

Update: Approved! ALTSCHA Boundary Amendment

Important Update: Our application was approved! The new boundary (in reality, multiple trails, areas and parcels) is now approved, and these new sites and areas are part of our heritage area. Original post: We appreciate the public interest in our pending Boundary Amendment application, which would expand, and nearly double, the size of our state-certified heritage area. Click here for a downloadable map: Four Rivers Boundary Expansion Map Explore the GIS-Based Map in MEDUSA Read the Application here: ALTSCHA Boundary Application April 2021. Watch a recording of the Public Hearing Livestream here: Below is the text of...

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Apr 09 2021

NEH Offers ARP Relief Funding for Economic Recovery for Cultural and Educational Institutions

Two new American Rescue Plan grant programs will provide emergency relief to humanities organizations and professionals affected by the pandemic. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced two new funding opportunities to rapidly distribute American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act funding to cultural organizations and educational institutions adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. These funding opportunities will provide direct grants to individual humanities institutions and grantmaking organizations to distribute as competitive subawards to affected organizations and individuals. These two grant programs aim to help the humanities community recover from the economic...

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Apr 08 2021

New Podcast Series: Explore “Destination Annapolis” with Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

Although we're excited that some our historic sites are reopening to the public, we understand that many potential visitors may still be looking for ways to explore the Four Rivers Heritage Area and Anne Arundel County virtually. We're pleased to let you know about the new podcast series from Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Destination Annapolis. Get to know Annapolis and Anne Arundel County through unique stories shared by locals. You can even listen on Spotify and Google Podcasts (among others)! A new podcast is posted every two weeks. Here...

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Apr 07 2021

April Museum Openings

We're excited to announce the openings of some of our museum partners this month. All sites are making tremendous efforts to ensure COVID-19 safety measures in order to provide you with a confident and enjoyable visit. April is a wonderful time to tour these historic homes and gardens. Hammond-Harwood House 19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD Hammond-Harwood House opened on April 1 for tours by reservation. Visitors are encouraged to make a reservation online to help maintain small group sizes for safety. Museum hours of operation are noon to 5:00 p.m (last tour at...

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Apr 05 2021

Events This Week: April 5-11

It's all about art, archeology, and Maryland's first heroes this week. Enjoy these virtual events from our partners and stay tuned for news about spring museum openings. Click on the event title for more information. 50th Anniversary Lecture Series: Colonial London Town - SOLD OUT Date: Tuesday, April 6 Time: 10:30 am Location: Online Host Organization: Historic London Town and Gardens To celebrate Historic London Town and Gardens' 50th Anniversary, this year's lecture series will connect its past, present, and future. Kicking off the series, Executive Director, Rod Cofield will paint the story...

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Apr 01 2021

Opportunity Closing Soon! Facilitator and Evaluator for MHAA’s Racial Equity Working Group

Deadline to apply is Monday, April 5. If you find that a link does not open, contact the Administrator, Jen Ruffner, at [email protected]. About the position The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) is reopening its search for an individual or firm to provide services as a qualified facilitator and evaluator to assist the Racial Equity Working Group of the MHAA, in examining racial equity as it relates to the Maryland Heritage Areas Program. With the guidance of the Consultant, MHAA will engage in a process of authentic self-reflection and assessment of MHAA’s policies,...

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Mar 30 2021

Tonight! 3rd Annual Michelle Obama Awards

Join us tonight at 6:00 pm for the 3rd Annual Michelle Obama Awards in honor of Women’s History Month. About the awards Now in its third year, this award is designed to recognize women in our county who embody former First Lady Michelle Obama’s spirit. Compassionate, graceful, and intelligent are some of the words many have used to describe Mrs. Obama. The women we honor this year possess these same characteristics. Each of them is doing incredible work in our communities in their own way. The theme for this year’s awards...

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