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Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Announces Grant Awards of $276,737 to Local Heritage Organizations

The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) today announced 52 matching grants totaling more than $2.6 million to Maryland non-profits, local jurisdictions, and other heritage tourism organizations including museums, historic preservation, natural resources, cultural and educational organizations for projects involving historic preservation, natural resource protection, and educational programs in 13 designated Heritage Areas. These grant funds support heritage tourism projects and activities that expand economic development and tourism-related job creation in 21 counties and the city of Baltimore. Grants to projects in Annapolis, London Town and South County (Four Rivers) Heritage Area,...

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Four Rivers Congratulates Al Luckenbach on Receiving Preservation Maryland’s Tyler Gearhart Award for Professional Excellence

Annapolis, MD — The Four Rivers Heritage Area congratulates Al Luckenbach, who will receive the Tyler Gearhart Award for Professional Excellence from Preservation Maryland on May 21, 2015 at their annual awards ceremony to be held in Baltimore. Dr. Al Luckenbach, who recently retired in 2014, was Anne Arundel County’s first county Archaeologist, serving 26 years and Founder and Director of the Lost Towns Project. He holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Kentucky. Al has been published widely in such journals as Science and American Antiquity.  He is...

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Six Spring Mini-Grants Awarded to Non-Profit Organizations in Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces six new mini-grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our spring mini-grant opportunity. The grants totaled $11,700 for projects totaling $56,843, making the combined total for FY2015 mini-grants awarded (both fall and spring) to $21,055, for total projects of more than $83,000. This matching mini-grants program, made possible for the twelfth year through financial support from the City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, leverages other funding to assist...

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Maryland Day Celebration Details Announced

Four Rivers Heritage Area is proud to release a full listing of activities planned for the eighth annual Maryland Day Celebration Weekend.Visit our event website, www.marylandday.org, for more details, downloads, and all the business specials planned for the event. Download the Full Press Release here: Full Maryland Day 2015 Press Release 2-27-15....

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Maryland Day Celebration 2015 is coming

For Immediate Release: January 15, 2015 Contact: Carol Benson, Executive Director 410.222.1805 Four Rivers Heritage Area Sponsors 8th Annual Maryland Day Celebration at Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County Heritage Sites “YOUR MARYLAND, YOUR HISTORY, YOUR DAY!” MARYLAND DAY CELEBRATION 2015! For the eighth year in a row, Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town and South County is partnering with regional heritage organizations and businesses to showcase the area’s historical, cultural and natural heritage for visitors and residents of all ages. Events and activities will take place throughout the Maryland Day Celebration...

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Four River announces New Video on Stewardship Success Stories in Anne Arundel County

November 18, 2014 — (Annapolis) Four Rivers Heritage Area announces the debut of a new video about Land Conservation and Stewardship, entitled, “Our Stories: Land Conservation Successes in Anne Arundel County.” The video grew out of a stewardship initiative of the Four Rivers Heritage Area entitled, “What’s Your View?” and was funded in part by a grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. The videography team was DMH Video Productions, Darren Heater and Brittany Mercer, and was shot on location at various private properties in Anne Arundel County, with landowners who have...

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Stewardship | Four Rivers Heritage Area

Plan to Attend the Annual Four Rivers Heritage Awards and 15th Birthday Party! We’ll be celebrating our milestone with a birthday party atmosphere at our Annual Heritage Awards event. Please join us!    When: Thursday, November 10 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Where: Blue Heron Room at Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis Cost: $15 per person. Use this link to get your ticket today from Eventbrite, or use this form to send a check! Please RSVP by November 7 (NEW DATE!) via email to [email protected], or call our office at 410-222-1805.  ...

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Four Rivers Eleventh Annual Heritage Awards

Four Rivers Heritage Area Awards Honor Excellence: Ceremony Recognizes Community Leaders, Outstanding Projects November 6, 2014 — (Annapolis) Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town and South County, held its Eleventh Annual Heritage Awards on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. These awards recognize individuals, organizations, partnerships, programs and products that contribute significantly to the community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy. Heritage Tourism Product Award: This award recognizes an outstanding heritage tourism product created in the past year. Eligible products include exhibits,...

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Nov 07 2014

Stewardship Success Stories

Four Rivers Heritage Area announces the debut of a new video about Land Conservation and Stewardship, entitled, “Our Stories: Land Conservation Successes in Anne Arundel County.” The video grew out of a stewardship initiative of the Four Rivers Heritage Area entitled, “What’s Your View?” and was funded in part by a grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. The videography team was DMH Video Production, Darren Heater and Brittany Mercer, and was shot on location at various private properties in Anne Arundel County, with landowners who have taken advantage of...

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