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Apply to Join the MHAA Grants Review Panel

The Maryland Heritage Areas Program is seeking panelists to review heritage tourism grant applications for the upcoming grant round. Did you know that grant applications submitted to the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority’s (MHAA) grant program are reviewed and recommended for funding by Marylanders? Does this sound interesting to you? Here's your chance to get involved in the process! The program is seeking panelists to review heritage tourism grant applications for the upcoming FY25 MHAA grant round. We are looking for folks from across the state with various backgrounds and experience in a...

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Engaging with Descendant African American Communities: A Project to Rebury Ancestral Human Remains of African Descent

The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) and the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) have launched a project aimed at identifying lineal descendants or communities that are culturally affiliated with the remains of at least 15 individuals of African or possible African descent that are currently housed at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab) in Calvert County, Maryland. This collaborative project, entitled, "Engaging with Descendant African American Communities" will use genealogical records, land record research, and potentially DNA testing to identify a path forward for returning these remains...

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Read Honoree Corey Lewis’s Remarks on Receiving the Gertrude Makell DEIA in Programming Award

On Thursday, November 4, Chesapeake crossroads hosted its 20th Annual Heritage Awards ceremony. On that occasion, the Board of Directors announced an award in a new category, for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility in Programming, named for longtime Board member, Gertrude Makell, who passed away in August. The recipient of this award was Corey Lewis of the Maryland State Archives. Read the remarks written by Mr. Lewis for the occasion here: "I would first like us to all give Ms. Gertude Makell a hand for her contributions to Maryland and...

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Chesapeake Crossroads Announces Twelve Mini-Grant Awards to Local Heritage Nonprofit Organizations

Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area is pleased to announce twelve new Mini-Grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our FY24 Mini-Grant opportunity. The grants awarded this fall totaled $29,500 for overall projects of $209,508. This matching Mini-Grants program, made possible through a Block Grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, augmented this year by CCHA fund-raised funds, leverages additional local funding to assist local heritage related non-profit organizations to create new programs, products, activities, and events that build upon heritage-based interpretive themes, foster collaborative partnerships, and enhance local...

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Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area Recognizes 2023 Heritage Award Honorees

On Thursday, November 2, Chesapeake Crossroads celebrated its 20th Annual Heritage Awards at Historic Baldwin Hall in Millersville. The honorees are listed below. Our warmest congratulations to all the honorees! HERITAGE VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD – Christine Simmons, Anne Arundel Genealogical Society HERITAGE PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR AWARD – Archaeology of Jug Bay: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Anne Arundel County Cultural Resources Section, Lost Towns Project HERITAGE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD – Michelle Doerr, United States Naval Academy Business Services HERITAGE INTERPRETER OF THE YEAR AWARD – Diane Rey, Historic Annapolis GERTRUDE MAKELL...

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Funding Available – Plan Ahead Now!

Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area has two funding opportunities available each fiscal year-- while funds last! Sponsorships:  CCHA has 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 events or programs 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 program taking place within the geographic boundaries of our heritage area....

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Join Chesapeake Crossroads for the Twentieth Annual Heritage Awards on Thursday, November 2

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. Please join us as we gather again to reconnect and celebrate this year’s outstanding honorees! HERITAGE VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD - Christine Simmons, Anne Arundel Genealogical Society HERITAGE PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR AWARD - Archaeology of Jug Bay: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Anne Arundel County Cultural Resources Section, Lost Towns Project HERITAGE PROFESSIONAL...

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Annearrundell County Free School Commemorates Historic 300th Anniversary

Official Ceremony & Plaque Unveiling - Thursday, October 26, 2023 Family Fun Festival - Saturday, October 28, 2023 On October 26, 1723 Maryland's colonial assembly passed The Free School Act, establishing "free schools" in Maryland's existing twelve counties. The only one of these schools still standing, the Annearrundell County Free School, located at 1298 Lavall Drive, Davidsonville, commemorates its 300th anniversary, to the day, on Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 11am.  The event features a plaque unveiling and special remarks by Anne Arundel County Board of Education Vice President Robert Silkworth, Anne Arundel...

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