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Jul 05 2022

The Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area will be revisiting its Interpretive Themes as part of the Five-Year Planning Process it is undertaking this year (FY2023). In advance of the meetings that will be held, we wanted to collect and share resources about this task. Interpretive Themes play a large role in the MHAA application process. Grant applicants are asked to refer to the themes when they describe their proposed projects, and the applications are judged on their answers. Because of this. we want to examine both what they are, and how they...

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Jul 01 2022

By Riley Hoaglin We all know that the U.S. Naval Academy is our neighbor, but have you had the chance to take a tour of the breathtaking campus? I recently had the opportunity to experience a guided tour, and I can say the campus is spectacular. With so much history on view, a trip through the gates into "The Yard" takes you into another world. I signed up for a guided group tour offered by the Naval Academy Visitor Center. The tour lasts about an hour and a half and takes you...

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Jun 13 2022

Art Exhibition at City Hall, “The OtherSide of the Curb,” a Community Program Funded by the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services with Reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2022 The Annapolis Police Department (APD), in partnership with VisionWorkshops, completed a youth photography and writing program funded by the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services (GOCPYVS). The program, entitled, “The Other Side of the Curb,” helps build trust and positive relationships between law enforcement and the community in Annapolis. The pilot program expands APD’s community policing efforts and engagement...

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May 31 2022

Our organization (ALTSCHA, Inc.) received a FY2022 Marketing Grant from the Maryland Heritage Area Authority (MHAA) for a Rebranding process, now that our official boundaries have expanded and approximately doubled in size. We selected local marketing firm, Cyphers Agency, to assist in the work. The process resulted in high stakeholder participation and satisfaction, and a new Brand, “Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area.” The marketing-related insights that ALTSCHA learned from our Rebranding Process were very helpful. After looking at past documents and conducting their own research, the consultant, Cyphers Agency, identified that our...

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May 31 2022

The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMM) unveiled a one-of-a-kind new, permanent, Chesapeake Bay-inspired mural on the exterior wall of the Museum. The mural was painted by famed local artist Cindy Fletcher-Holden and funded by the Maryland State Arts Council and the Art in Public Places Commission (AIPPC), which is part of the Annapolis City Council.   The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMM) is a gathering place and anchor in the community where thousands of people visit annually to learn about our rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the...

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May 17 2022

By Riley Hoaglin Anne Arundel County is full of historic landmarks. One breathtaking site is Historic London Town and Gardens. The site offers scenic water views, gorgeous trails full of stunning plants and flowers, and notable historic buildings (some are reconstructions). One of the most notable landmarks that Historic London Town has to offer is the William Brown House. William Brown was a man of many trades. He built this Georgian-style structure in 1758-1764 to be a tavern, but due to the circumstances of declining trade he lost the business and this...

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May 12 2022

The Annapolis Juneteenth Planning Committee and the City of Annapolis are hosting the second annual Juneteenth celebration with a VIP Reception and Awards Ceremony on Friday, June 17 and a parade and festival on Saturday, June 18. Traditionally, June 19 is known as Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.  CITY CLOSURES: City of Annapolis offices will be closed on Monday, June 20 in recognition of Juneteenth. The Pip Moyer Recreation Center will operate on a regular schedule while the Stanton Center will be closed....

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May 06 2022

The Assistant Administrator of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA), Andrew Arivzu, has notified Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area that an eleventh grant has been awarded in our heritage area in FY2022. Reserve List funding in the amount of $40,000 has been awarded to Annapolis Maritime Museum for its project, "Outdoor Exhibits: An Extension of 'Our Changing Waterfront'." This brings the total of MHAA support to the heritage area to $454,039 for FY2022. Congratulations to the Annapolis Maritime Museum for receiving this significant support for its ongoing efforts to add new...

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May 03 2022

As part of Preservation Month (May 2022), the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) will present 10 awards for noteworthy accomplishments in the preservation field, recognizing outstanding education, restoration, and revitalization projects, as well as organizational and individual leadership. The Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area congratulates the Preservation Award Winners from Anne Arundel County: Calvert Prize - Theodore “Ted” H. Mack (Anne Arundel County) - Recipient of MHT’s most prestigious award, Ted Mack has a lifetime of service in promoting Maryland’s African American heritage and has made a tremendous statewide impact in Maryland, particularly in...

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Apr 29 2022

As a reminder, on May 2, Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County will be hosting a Regional Tourism & Hospitality Job Fair. Learn more from our friends at VAAAC below. Our partners look forward to seeing you there! On Monday, May 2, 2022, Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (VAAAC) – in partnership with Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation (AAWDC) and the Maryland Tourism Coalition (MTC) – will host the Greater Baltimore and Annapolis Hospitality & Tourism Job Fair at the BWI Airport Marriott in Linthicum Heights from 9:00 a.m....

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