Upcoming Events
Jul 20 2020

Can’t Miss Events This Week!

With sites beginning to open again to the public, there are new opportunities for you to get to know our local heritage partners. Here are some taking place in the Four Rivers Heritage Area this week, both in-person and online.  Click the event title for links to each event's page. Virtual Workshop: Land Conservation 101 for Landowners Date: Thursday, July 23 Time: 2:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Scenic Rivers Land Trust Have you thought about conserving your land, but aren’t quite sure what that entails? Anne Arundel County landowners are invited to...

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Jul 17 2020

Openings and Events in the Four Rivers Heritage Area this Weekend

Some of our heritage sites are open again! Last week, we highlighted a few of our partners ready to welcome you. Below are some additional reopenings and events taking place in our area this weekend. Reopenings Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (26 West Street, Annapolis) has reopened. Area residents and visitors in search of information about Annapolis and Anne Arundel County can count on personalized service from trained volunteers once again. A maximum of eleven visitors will be allowed in the Visitors Center at one time. VAAAC plans to open the...

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Jul 16 2020

Four Rivers Sponsorships Available for FY 2021

Did you know the Four River Heritage Area offers sponsorships? Every year we have a limited amount of funding available each fiscal year that may be used towards the sponsorship of events or collaborative initiatives planned by one or more stakeholders. We look for new ideas that foster creative collaborations among multiple heritage-related organizations to build partnerships for the benefit of our local community. Only non-profit organizations are eligible to apply, for an event or initiative taking place within the geographic boundaries of our heritage area. Application If your program meets our criteria...

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Jul 15 2020

Notice of Funding Opportunity – Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative

Governor Hogan is allocating $50 million to the Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative (NORI) to assist nonprofit organizations whose critical operations have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and state-of-emergency. ​ The funding will be administered through four funding applications administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) or the Maryland Department of Commerce (Commerce). Applicants will choose ONE of the FOUR application pathways as outlined below. Click on each department's name for further information. Maryland Department of Commerce Up to $8 million will be administered via Commerce to nonprofits that have already...

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Jul 14 2020

Eight Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Grants Awarded to Local Heritage Projects

The Hogan administration recently announced that 114 matching grants totaling $5.1 million were awarded to Maryland nonprofits, local jurisdictions, and other heritage tourism organizations by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). These FY21 funds support heritage tourism projects and activities that draw visitors and expand economic development and tourism-related job creation throughout Maryland. Organizations receiving awards include museums, parks, educational organizations, and other entities that steward and celebrate the unique cultural and natural resources located within Maryland’s Heritage Areas. Grantees in the Four Rivers Heritage Area include: Capital Grant to Annapolis Maritime...

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Jul 13 2020

New Maryland State Arts Council Grants – Public Art Across Maryland Program

Maryland State Arts Council recently announced two grant opportunities as part of its Public Art Across Maryland Program. Public Art Across Maryland (PAAM) grants are community grants awarded to Maryland organizations or local governments to support the planning and/or implementation of a public art project. PAAM continues to fund New Artworks and this year launches funding to support Conservation of public art. New Artworks New Artworks provides two types of support to Maryland independent artists, non-profit organizations, and or local government: The New Artworks Planning Grant awards of up to $5,000 to support the...

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Jul 10 2020

What’s Open in the Four Rivers Heritage Area This Weekend

While we're still waiting for many of our local sites to reopen, there's still something for everyone to do this weekend in the Four Rivers Heritage Area. Below we have highlighted partners currently open to the public and ready to welcome you. Historic London Town and Gardens Historic London Town and Gardens is now almost fully open to the public. Visit anytime Wednesday - Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Explore their historic buildings including the William Brown House, the Lord Mayor's Tenement, and the Carpenter’s Shop. Or, if you feel more comfortable...

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Jul 09 2020

Planning Ahead for the Fall Mini-Grant Round

The next Four Rivers Mini-Grant Round (for FY2021 grants) will be announced in late August, with this year's criteria and application form, but you can plan for success by getting started NOW! Things you need to know: Eligibility (these criteria must be met): Are you applying as a non-profit organization or one of our local jurisdictions (City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Town of Highland Beach)? Does all of the project activity or the majority of project activity take place within the boundaries of the heritage area?  Is your organization “In Good...

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Jul 08 2020

Learn About the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom

The National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom commemorates the stories of the men and women who risked everything for freedom and those who helped them. The Network to Freedom, through shared leadership with local, state, and federal entities, as well as interested individuals and organizations, offers programs and partnerships to commemorate and educate the public about the historical significance of the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad—the resistance to enslavement through escape and flight, through the end of the Civil War—refers to the efforts of enslaved African Americans to gain their freedom...

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Jul 07 2020

Intent to Apply Deadline Upcoming for MHT’s Non-Capital Grants

Pursuing available funding for your nonprofit is more important than ever! Next Friday, July 17, is the deadline for submitting an Intent to Apply for Maryland Historical Trust's Non-Capital grant program. Please find additional information below, including a link to MHT's website with grant requirements, project eligibility, and a video workshop presentation to help guide you in the application process. FY 2021 Historic Preservation Non-Capital Grant Program Intent to Apply forms are due by 11:59 pm on July 17, 2020. The deadline for completed applications is 11:59 pm on August 28, 2020. Note: the...

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