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Oct 25 2022

Our Stakeholders are invited to participate in Listening Sessions this week as part of our Five-Year Planning Process. These will be led by our Five-Year Planning Consultant, Rob Forloney. We look forward to your input. Please plan to attend ONE session, and not both. Wednesday, October 26, 4-6 p.m., in-person session, at Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center, 1101 Smithville Street, Annapolis. There is plenty of FREE parking, either on the street in front of the complex, or a lower lot accessed through the side road, S. Villa Avenue. The Center is...

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Oct 24 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: “Mr. Pumpkin’s Tea Party” Date: Tuesday, October 25Time: Program, 10 – 11 am; Garden Time, 11 – 11:30 amLocation: William Paca House and Garden,186 Prince George Street, AnnapolisHost Organization: Historic Annapolis Join us 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 little ones (3-7...

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Oct 10 2022

By Riley Hoaglin Just 20 miles outside of Annapolis is a natural oasis. This hidden gem invites you to take a step outside of your everyday life, and enjoy everything nature has to offer! Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary was established in 1985 and is located within the tidal reaches of the Patuxent River. Encompassing 1,700 acres of protected land, Jug Bay offers freshwater marshes, forested wetlands, creeks and so much more. Due to its vast ecosystems, you will find a wide diversity of animals, including mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, and many...

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Oct 10 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. Indigenous People’s Day Date: Monday, October 10Time: 4:00-5:00 pmLocation: Chesapeake Children’s Museum, 25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis Host Organization: Chesapeake Children’s Museum Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with CCM! Honor the cultures and histories of the Native American people through crafts, cooking & stories. Ages 4+. Tickets are $10.00 per person. Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime: “Lil’ Navy Sailor” Date: Tuesday, October 11Time: Program, 10 - 11 am; Garden Time,...

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Oct 07 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. The event will be held on Thursday, November 10th at 5 p.m., in the Blue Heron Room at Quiet Waters Park. Tickets are $10 per person at Eventbrite or at the door. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us as we gather again to reconnect and celebrate this year’s outstanding...

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Oct 07 2022

The latest issue of the Chesapeake Crossroads Newsletter, New Directions, is out! This issue covers this year's MHAA funding to our heritage area partners, our activities of the summer, and some information about our ongoing plans. Download the newsletter here: Summer 2022 Newsletter. Thanks! Summer 2022 Newsletter onlineDownload ...

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Oct 03 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. Virtual Lecture – Yorktown and the French Alliance Date: Tuesday, October 4Time: 7:00 pmLocation: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis The Siege of Yorktown in October 1781 was a decisive win for George Washington’s Continental Army. Yet it was also a triumph for the unlikely wartime alliance forged between patriot revolutionaries and the French King Louis XVI. University of Maryland historian Dr. Richard Bell explores...

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Sep 27 2022

Located at the edge of the National Security Agency (NSA) in Ft. Meade, Maryland, the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) provides visitors a unique opportunity to engage with cryptologic history in new and innovative ways — transporting visitors on a journey from the ancient world to present day exploring the dynamic role of cryptology in shaping our history. As NSA’s principal gateway to the public, the museum collects, preserves, and showcases unique cryptologic treasures and strives to serve as a valued cryptologic history resource for scholars, historians, and educators. The museum...

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Sep 26 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. In the first seminar, Darian Beverungen, Cultural Resources Planner in the Planning and Zoning Department in Anne Arundel County, will present the County's Interpretive Framework as presented in the document, "White Paper: Assessment of Anne Arundel County's Existing Historic Preservation Program." The presentation will be virtual, via Zoom, on Tuesday, October 25, at Noon, and a Q-and-A session will follow...

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Sep 22 2022

STEM to STEAM, by Tony J. Spencer (Guest Blogger) SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH (STEM)                          TO SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS & MATH (STEAM) What is STEAM?  It is much more than what the acronym STEM becomes when  an “A” is added.  “A” is for “ARTS” — all of the various types and levels of creative genre that identifies one’s particular talent. All students do not fit into the category of those who can deliver a great speech or paint a great picture.  However, all students should be provided...

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