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Jul 12 2019

Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Awards Matching Grants Totaling $489,500 to Local Heritage Organizations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 12, 2019 Annapolis, MD: Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County joins the Hogan Administration in announcing 8 new grants totaling $489,500 to local Annapolis and Anne Arundel County non-profit organizations by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). The 8 local grants are among 109 matching grants totaling $5 million that were awarded to Maryland non-profits, local jurisdictions and other heritage tourism organizations including museums, and historic preservation, natural resources, cultural, and educational organizations. These grant funds support heritage tourism projects, historic...

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Get Out On The Water

Here in the Four Rivers Heritage Area, we are lucky to live near all the natural beauty the Chesapeake Bay has to offer, but where can you and your family go to enjoy it?  Anne Arundel County has 533 miles of shoreline but a limited number of  places for public access. Here are several places to rent or launch your own cartop craft: Jonas Green Park ADDRESS: 1997 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. CITY: Annapolis STATUS: Existing DESCRIPTION: Paddle or pedal boat rental on-site. Fishing, picnic, restroom and parking available. Across from scenic USNA and downtown Annapolis on the Severn River. Homeport Farm...

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An Updated Brochure For Visitors Interested in Heritage

Visitors to Annapolis and Anne Arundel County seeking the latest information about local history and heritage attractions, take note! Four Rivers Heritage Area has updated its visitor brochure, with addresses, hours, websites, and a map. Download the brochure here: Four Rivers Brochure for download. Brochures are available at the Visit Annapolis Visitors Center, 26 West Street, and at the heritage attractions, or request your copy by mail by contacting our office at [email protected]. Of course, if you prefer digital information, click here to further explore the website:

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Upcoming Cemetery Symposium is Funded in Part by a Four Rivers Mini-Grant

Four Rivers is pleased to share the announcement from Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation (ACT) that on June 8, they will host a half-day symposium about cemeteries in the heritage area, in cooperation with Anne Arundel County’s Cultural Resources Division, and funded in part by a Mini-Grant from Four Rivers. Entitled "Resurrecting Histories: Cemeteries of the Four Rivers Heritage Area," the program consists of presentations and interactive discussions exploring the history, genealogy, and care of the more than 500 historic cemeteries in Anne Arundel County, focusing primarily on cemeteries located in...

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Four Rivers Shares Workshop Resources About Accessibility

On Thursday, January 17, Four Rivers presented a workshop entitled, "Improving the Visitor Experience for Visitors with Physical Disabilities," which took place at the Annapolis Maritime Museum in Eastport. The speakers at the workshop included Marian Vessels, former Director of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center; Caleb Berkemeier, Training Specialist at the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center; and Meredith Peruzzi, Manager and Curator at the Gallaudet University Museum. The speakers shared a number of resources that will be useful to the staff at local heritage museums and attractions. They include: Website of the Mid-Atlantic ADA center:...

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