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Jul 01 2020

Heritage Emergency National Task Force’s COVID-19 Resource Hub

Please find below important information about the Heritage Emergency National Task Force’s COVID-19 Resource Hub. The Heritage Emergency National Task Force (HENTF), co-sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Smithsonian Institution, is a partnership of 60 national service organizations and federal agencies. The Heritage Emergency National Task Force has compiled relevant COVID-19 URLs from its members and other stakeholders. It’s heartening to see so many resources shared so widely. However, that means you will likely encounter some of the same resources as you delve into these links. A wonderful...

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Jun 30 2020

Watch the Maryland’s Scenic Byways: Roots & Tides Video

Learn more about the Roots and Tides Scenic Byway in this new video by the Maryland Office of Tourism! [embed][/embed] Featured Four Rivers Heritage Area attractions in the video include: United States Naval Academy Annapolis Maritime Museum Banneker-Douglass Museum Maryland State House Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial Historic London Town and Gardens Smithsonian Environmental Research Center From Annapolis through southern Anne Arundel County and down into Calvert County, explore the timeless traditions and deep maritime roots of Western Shore towns along the Chesapeake Bay. Go sailing, bird watching, museum hopping or just relax on...

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Jun 29 2020

Explore the US Naval Academy and St. John’s College — Virtually

The City of Annapolis, at the center of the Four Rivers Heritage Area, is proud to boast two historic colleges, the United States Naval Academy and St. John’s College. Both are unique in their traditions and renowned for their curriculum. Take a virtual visit to each campus by exploring these academic institutions with YouTube. St. John’s College About: Founded in 1696, as The King William’s School, St. John’s College is the third oldest college in the United States. At St. John’s, great books—and great discussions—are the heart of the college’s distinctive liberal arts...

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Jun 26 2020

AASLH Conversations on Reopening Your Sites

Many of our heritage sites are slowly beginning to open again to the public with new guidelines and safety measures in place. We understand the process can be overwhelming. If you’re still working on your reopening plan, and require further guidance, the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) continues to make their recorded AASLH Conversation Series webinars available to both members and nonmembers. We’d like to express our gratitude to AASLH for being a consistent resource during the COVID-19 pandemic closings. Recorded Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Guidelines and Procedures for...

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Jun 25 2020

A Four Rivers Guide to Children’s Summer Educational Programs

Even though school’s out, summer is still a time to have fun while learning something new! Below you can find a selection of educational programs offered by some of our heritage partners. Whether you have a child interested in art or ecology, there’s plenty to keep them engaged this summer both virtually or in-person. Offered In-Person Summer Programs are back at Historic London Town and Gardens. Join their family & educational programs, including a Mini Herb Garden Workshop (Saturday, July 11, 10:30am), a Children’s Tie-Dye Tote Workshop (Saturday, July 25, 10:30am), and...

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Blogs Not to Miss
Jun 24 2020

Featuring our Partners! Blogs You Should Be Reading

Even while they've been closed, many of our heritage partners have been busy keeping the public informed with articles, posts, and other creative and educational online content. If you want to stay current on what's happening in the Four Rivers Heritage area, here are some blogs not to be missed! Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Save the Bay Blog CBF's Save the Bay Blog features a range of informative, engaging, and hopeful stories about CBF, their work, and conservation issues of the moment. Hammond-Harwood House's Blog Among many topics related to this historic house museum, the...

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Maryland Day Unpaused
Jun 23 2020

“Maryland Day: Unpaused” Activities for Kids

Maryland Day Unpaused continues! In recognition of the family-friendly theme of this celebration, here are some virtual experiences to enjoy with the kids. Anne Arundel County Public Library hosts Facebook Live "Storytimes: Preschool Storytime," Monday-Friday at 10:30 am (Tuesdays are bilingual Spanish and English). Join library staff from across AACPL as they present stories, songs and fun each weekday morning on Facebook Live. Thursdays at 11:00 am is "Babies in Bloom" for babies ages birth to 18 months. Babies will enjoy songs and action rhymes while building early literacy skills.  Zoom programs require registration...

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Jun 22 2020

Take the American Alliance of Museums’ COVID-19 National Impact Survey

American Alliance of Museums (AAM) recently shared the following announcement with us. We want to make sure you, our partners, are aware of this initiative so you can take the opportunity to participate and create impact from your recent COVID-19 experiences.  AAM is launching a survey to create a snapshot of how US museums are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to assess the impact of this crisis on our field. The information you provide will help AAM continue to advocate for funding and other forms of relief, raise public awareness regarding...

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Jun 19 2020

Observing Juneteenth in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

Celebrated on June 19, Juneteenth commemorates of the ending of slavery in the United States. Here are some ways you can observe the holiday in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, either virtually or in person. Join the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge for a Juneteenth March for Justice and Prayer Vigil on Friday, June 19. The march will begin at 2:00 pm at the Civil Rights Foot Soldiers Memorial at the corner of Clay Street & Calvert St in Annapolis. It will conclude at the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial at...

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Jun 18 2020

Hogan Administration Announces $600,000 in Grants for Historic Preservation Projects Across Maryland

We are excited to share a press release about the Maryland Historical Trust’s Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program. Although no sites within the Four Rivers Heritage Area are recipients of this grant program this year,  we look forward to future funding opportunities offered through the State of Maryland. Historic Preservation Grants Fund Capital Projects at Three National Historic Landmarks and Seven Other Notable Historic Properties (June 17, 2020) CROWNSVILLE, MD – The Hogan administration today announced that 10 projects were recently awarded funds by the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) through the Historic...

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