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Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Announces Training Opportunity – Sign Up now!

VAAAC In-Person Training Opportunity - Thursday August 31st at 9:00AM Did you know that you have the power to update your business's information on VisitAnnapolis.org via their Partner Portal, to include photos, copy, amenities, and more?  Did you know you could change the copy and photos to attract folks looking for group space/dining/activities?  If you didn't, you do now! This is the key website that travelers visit when envisioning, planning, and researching their getaways to our destination, and we try our best here at VAAAC to make sure that all the businesses on our site...

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OHA Conference to be Held in Baltimore: Oral History As/And Education:Teaching and Learning in the Classroom and Beyond

2023 OHA Annual Meeting – October 18-21, 2023 – Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor Are you interested in Oral History? Make plans to attend the 2023 OHA Annual Meeting in Baltimore in October! The annual meeting attracts a broad range of people and features the best work in the field. The meeting enables students and both emerging and established scholars to network and learn valuable skills. The theme for 2023 is Oral History As/And Education: Teaching and Learning in the Classroom and Beyond. The Preliminary Program is now available: OHA 2023 Preliminary Program ...

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SHINE Grants: Deadline September 1 — Apply Now!

Maryland Humanities’ grants program funds general operating support to humanities nonprofits in Maryland. The Marilyn Hatza Memorial Strengthening the Humanities Investment in Nonprofits for Equity (SHINE) Grant fund will provide 95 General Operating Support grants worth $10,000, to non-profit organizations which provide humanities programming throughout the state of Maryland. Goals of the Marilyn Hatza Memorial SHINE Grant Program Continue and expand general operating support funding, awarding $950,000 in grants. Focus on small and mid‐size humanities, arts, cultural, and educational nonprofits that may not have staff capacity or resources to be competitive in fundraising. Ensure a...

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Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area Remembers Longtime Board Member, Gertrude Makell

Our hearts are heavy as we share the news of the passing of our dear colleague and longtime Board member, Gertrude Makell. Gertrude was an amazing leader and dear friend, and a cornerstone of our efforts to preserve and share the history and heritage of Anne Arundel County. Her constant positivity and determination made an impression on all who knew her. She led the restoration efforts of the Galesville Rosenwald School, now the Galesville Community Center, and she was a leader again with the development of the Hot Sox Field...

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Recording Available from August CCHA Marketing Workshop

On Tuesday, August 15, CCHA hosted two presenters from Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County: Heather Ersts, Director of Tourism Development, and Christine McNichols, Director of Partnerships, for the workshop, "Maximize Your Marketing with VAAAC." The workshop was excellent, and we expect all our partners will want to listed to the recording of they did not attend. Stay tuned for the invitations to the next workshops in this series (details still to be finalized.) Thank you! Here is the link to the recording: https://youtu.be/00MwJK2qrhQ Here is the Chat (with Heather's links): 00:32:32 Heather...

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A Fresh Take: Odenton Heritage Society

By Riley Hoaglin In a county brimming with history, the past is at our very fingertips, if you just know where to look for it. Tucked away in a corner of Anne Arundel, the Odenton Heritage Society (OHS) stands as a remarkable repository that holds more than 170 years of fascinating history. Established in 1989, the Odenton Heritage Society has dedicated itself to preserving and cherishing the town's heritage, and sharing its knowledge of all things Odenton, from its earliest developments to items that offer glimpses into the town's storied past. Odenton's...

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Plan to Attend the Chesapeake Crossroads Summer Networking Picnic

We haven’t held our Summer Networking Picnic in quite a while, and it’s time to come together again! We are looking forward to seeing you! All our heritage area stakeholders are welcome to attend. Who: CCHA Stakeholders, Friends, and FamilyWhat: Our Summer Networking PicnicWhen: Wednesday, August 16, Noon to 3 p.m.Where: Hot Sox Field at Wilson Park, 862 Galesville Road, Galesville, MD Please mark your calendar for a summer afternoon of good food, good networking, and good company. ALL ARE WELCOME. RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chesapeake-crossroads-summer-networking-picnic-tickets-686795974247 ...

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Grant Opportunities Coming Up in Maryland For Heritage-Related Projects

Here are two grant opportunities coming up this fall from other grant sources in Maryland: Preservation Maryland Heritage Fund GrantsA cooperative effort of Preservation Maryland and the Maryland Historical Trust, the Heritage Fund provides direct assistance for the protection of historical and cultural resources and promotes innovative demonstration projects that can be successfully replicated to meet Maryland’s historic preservation needs. The Fund is intended to serve the needs of tangible cultural resources in Maryland. Historic sites, buildings, districts, objects, and archaeological resources are all eligible for funding. The Heritage Fund provides...

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Special Announcement: Preserving Black Churches Grant Program

Learn more below about a special opportunity from the National Trust for Historic Preservation's African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. Black churches are a living testament to the achievements and resiliency of generations of African Americans. With support from the Lilly Endowment Inc, the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund is leveraging historic preservation as a tool for equity and reconciliation and celebrating historic Black churches as centers of heritage, community, and cultural life. Do you know a historic Black church that needs funding to strengthen its capital, staffing, operations, or endowment?...

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Maryland Humanities Offers Hatza SHINE Grants to Non-Profit Organizations

Maryland Humanities was very pleased to offer SHINE grants last year to support operation funding for many Maryland non-profits, and are thrilled to be able to continue this once again. On July 31, 2023, Maryland Humanities will begin accepting grant applications for its Marilyn Hatza Memorial Strengthening the Humanities Investment in Nonprofits for Equity (SHINE) Grants Program. Previously known as the SHINE Grant Program, Maryland Humanities has renamed it the Marilyn Hatza SHINE Grant Program. It only felt right to pay tribute to Maryland Humanities’ late Director of Grants and Community...

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