Mar 25 2020

What's a heritage buff to do when lectures are cancelled and museums are closed? There’s always something new to learn and explore! Podcasts can bring interesting and informative stories to you wherever you are. Here are some history and heritage-related podcasts certain to keep you entertained. Click on the title of each podcast to learn more. Preservation Maryland’s PreserveCast Since launching in 2017, PreserveCast is the most popular historic preservation podcast with a growing group of listeners. Each Monday, your host Nick Redding interviews industry leaders in preservation with an interesting story...

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Mar 24 2020

Due to both voluntary and government mandated closings, unanticipated economic hardship, and the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, now is a challenging time for nonprofits. Below are a couple of financing options intended to support organizations until normal operations can resume. Maryland Department of Commerce Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund (NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS) This COVID-19 Emergency Relief $50M Grant Fund offers working capital to assist Maryland small businesses and nonprofits with disrupted operations due to COVID-19. Grant assistance is intended to provide interim relief complementing actions with its...

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Mar 18 2020

This was a project that was executed when our name was "Four Rivers Heritage Area." Anne Arundel County’s Office of Planning and Zoning and the Lost Towns Project developed a “virtual trail” exploring our area’s African American history and heritage in 2019. This resource is entitled, “African-American Voices, Memories and Places: A Four Rivers Heritage Trail.” The online “trail” highlights nearly 200 historic sites about African American life within the geographic area of our original heritage area boundaries. The project was created by local and professional historians, genealogists, and citizens. Funding...

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Mar 17 2020

A few years back (for Maryland Day), Four Rivers developed a "Generation to Generation" activity sheet for families and multi-generational groups to use as a conversation starter, and we think you'll enjoy this "low-tech" activity! We are resharing this as a download, hoping it may come in handy for social-distancing family time! The two-sided sheet has questions for the kids to ask the older folks on the front, and questions for the older folks to ask the kids in turn -- try it and as the conversation flows, add your own! Download the...

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Feb 12 2020

[video width="1280" height="720" mp4=""][/video] Great news! A box full of marketing-related books for nonprofits has recently been donated to Four Rivers, and these are available for FREE to any of our partners on a first-come, first-served basis! The video below highlights the book covers. Please call our office if you would like one -- or several -- of these excellent reads! We can be reached at 410-222-1805 or send an e-mail to, thanks!...

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Oct 29 2019

Four Rivers Heritage Area held its Sixteenth Annual Heritage Awards on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. 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. ...

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