Holiday Decor
Nov 18 2020

Decorate for the Holidays with Four Rivers Partners

It's not too soon to starting thinking about holiday decorations. We all need some extra cheer these days! Here are some of our partners who will help you achieve a festive look while supporting a good cause and shopping local. Historic Annapolis Holiday Wreath and Gift Sale - Ends Today! The Historic Annapolis 2020 Holiday Wreath and Gift Sale features hand-decorated fresh wreaths crafted by HA staff and volunteers, holiday gift sets hand-picked by Museum Store experts, and hand-painted Annapolis ornaments. Get a head start on your holiday shopping. Pre-order your favorite...

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Nov 17 2020

ArundelAg Mini Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

Preserving our region's agricultural heritage is important to the Four Rivers Heritage Area, so we're excited to share the following grant opportunity from our friends at the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation. The ArundelAg Mini Grant Program was designed to assist Anne Arundel County Farmers with expansions costs. Max award amount is $1,000. Funds must be matched by the applicant. Applications are due December 1. Awards will be announced in early January. Requirements: Anne Arundel County farm Funds must be match one-to-one. Example: for a grant request of $500, the applicant must match $500...

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Events this Week
Nov 16 2020

Events This Week: November 16-22

This week, our partners are offering a wide variety of events for you to choose from, both in-person and virtual, and from Annapolis to South County! Click on the event title for more information. Orlando Ridout V Memorial Lecture Date: Tuesday, November 17 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis Historic Annapolis and the Maryland Historical Trust invite you to virtually attend the fourth annual Orlando Ridout V Memorial Lecture. Following an introduction by Robert C. Clark of Historic Annapolis and Marcia Miller of the Maryland Historical Trust, Thomas Reinhart, Director of...

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Emergency Grants
Nov 12 2020

Applications Open: Community Crisis Response Fund

The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC), utilizing federal COVID-19 Relief CARES Act Funding from Anne Arundel County, is administering the Community Crisis Response Fund grant program to provide financial assistance to eligible Anne Arundel County 501c3 nonprofit organizations that sustained a loss of income/revenue and/or an increase of expenses due to COVID-19 impacts on their operations and communities. CFAAC will award grants of up to $10,000 on a rolling basis to 501c3 nonprofits who fit the criteria and who demonstrate need in order to ensure the health of their...

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Nov 11 2020

Applications Open for “Maryland Strong Economic Recovery Initiative” Nonprofit Grants

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is administering funding for the Governor’s Maryland Strong Economic Recovery Initiative (MD-SERI). These funds will support the state’s nonprofit tourism organizations, entertainment venues and businesses across Maryland​. The following opportunities may be relevant for some of our heritage partners: Tourism Nonprofits (Open for Applications) DHCD’S MD-SERI Tourism Nonprofits will allocate funds to the state’s nonprofit tourism producing organizations, such as museums, cultural attractions, zoos, aquariums whose mission and work substantially contributes to the economic development and now economic recovery of Maryland communities through visitor driven...

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Nov 09 2020

Events This Week: November 9-15

This week, our partners are offering some virtual lectures you won't want to miss, along with opportunities for in-person tours. Sign up today! Click on the event title for more information. Webinar - American Indian Tribes of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay Date: Tuesday, November 10 Time: 6:30-7:30 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Chesapeake Bay Foundation The Chesapeake Bay region is steeped in the history of its indigenous tribes. Considering the essential role American Indians have played in the Chesapeake Bay, the importance of understanding that history cannot be overstated. Many different tribes live...

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Nov 06 2020

Applications Open for Leadership Development and Fellowship Opportunities

If you are a heritage professional, now is the perfect time to spread your wings and think about how to advance your career or enhance your expertise. Whether your area of focus is history or art, here are some development opportunities for you to consider. Consider applying now because some of the applications deadlines are approaching soon! AASLH History Leadership Institute The American Association for State and Local History is currently accepting applications for the History Leadership Institute's 2021 Seminar. Since 1959, the HLI Seminar has provided people at all management levels...

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Art of Activism RFP
Nov 05 2020

Request for Proposals – Art of Activism Exhibition and Outdoor Banner Display

Calling all Maryland-based Black Artists! Together in partnership, Maryland Hall, Banneker Douglass Museum and Maryland Commission of African American History and Culture are seeking six Black artists in Maryland for an exciting new exhibition, Art of Activism. Art of Activism explores both the historical protest art of the 1960s and the ways in which current Maryland-based Black artists are using their work as a statement of activism. Artists, whose work encapsulates activism and social justice through education will take a Black Lives Matter banner to use as a canvas for justice. The artists,...

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Nov 04 2020

Nine Mini-Grants Awarded to Organizations in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces nine new mini-grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our FY21 mini-grant opportunity.      The grants awarded this fall totaled $27,420 for overall projects of $85,558. This matching mini-grants program, made possible through financial support from the City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, leverages other funding to assist local heritage related non-profit organizations to create new programs, activities, and events that build upon heritage-based interpretive themes, foster collaborative...

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Nov 03 2020

Events This Week: November 2-8

It's Election Day! But that doesn't mean you can't plan ahead for the rest of the week. See what our partners have on offer for you, whether you're looking for a taste of colonial cocktails or want to temporarily escape through a virtual lecture or historic walking tour. Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Program: The Golden Age of Annapolis Date: Thursday, November 5 Time: 12:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Maryland Center for History and Culture Please join the Maryland Center for History and Culture for this alternative offering...

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