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Four Rivers offers mini-grant Workshop on September 29!

Four Rivers Heritage Area’s Executive Director, Carol Benson, has announced a FREE workshop for first-time grant-writers and organizations interested in the Fall FY15 Mini-Grant Opportunity, which will take place on Monday, September 29, 3 p.m. at the Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center, 1101 Smithville Street, in Annapolis. Bring your questions and project ideas and Dr. Benson will walk you through the process of planning your project, filling out your project budget sheet, completing a competitive grant application, and more! There is plenty of FREE parking and seating available at this...

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Four Rivers Announces FY15 mini-grant opportunity

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces guidelines and criteria for the FY2015 Mini-Grants Program. Made possible for the twelfth year through financial support from Anne Arundel County, the City of Annapolis and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Four Rivers’ mini-grants assist local heritage-related non-profit organizations in developing new heritage and preservation-related programs, activities, products, and events. Four Rivers’ matching mini-grants program is designed to assist heritage-related sites and organizations, as well as municipalities, within our borders to develop new and innovative programs, partnerships, exhibits, tours, events,...

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Read all about Christina’s Heritage Exploration on our Blog!

We are happy to report that our new Heritage Programs Coordinator, Christina Csaszar (pictured left), is hard at work on a series of blogposts of her heritage explorations around town and to South County! She has a fresh perspective on our activities and is very passionate about preservation and history! Read her posts on our Blog page, at https://chesapeakecrossroads.org/blog/. Enjoy!...

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Local Project receive funding through Maryland Heritage Areas Autority

On July 10, 2014, the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) approved nearly $2.7 million to 60 project grants in a highly competitive grant round. Four of the grants were to projects in the Four Rivers Heritage Area in Anne Arundel County. Grants awarded from MHAA fund historical, cultural and natural resource projects in 12 certified Heritage Areas across the state. 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. Tourism represents the 10th largest private...

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Four Rivers, AACPS Sponsor Quilt-Making Workshops

Four Rivers and Anne Arundel County Public Schools are partnering to present a series of quilt-making workshops during the spring and summer months. Renowned quilting artist Dr. Joan Gaither will be present to offer advice, encouragement, hands-on instruction, and stories of her own. Workshop dates: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Captain Avery Museum, 1418 East West Shady Side Road, Shady Side. To RSVP for this session, contact [email protected] Thursday, June 12, 2014, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Bates Legacy Center, 1101 Smithville Street, Annapolis. To RSVP for this session, [email protected] Tuesday,...

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Four Rivers participates in the Great Give, May 7 – 8

What is the Great Give? It’s a collaborative effort throughout our county to focus on a 24-hour period to try to reach at least 5,000 donors to raise $1 million ONLINE for 150 nonprofit organizations in our county. Beginning Wednesday, May 7 at 6 p.m. and continuing to May 8th at 6 p.m., this 24-hour event aims to engage the community in online giving. Your donation of $25 will help us extend the reach of our Maryland Day event even farther in 2015! Our donations page is: https://greatgiveaac.org/#npo/annapolis-london-town-south-county-heritage-area-inc. Many thanks! ...

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Four Rivers announces four spring FY2014 mini-grants

Four Rivers Heritage Area Announces Four Spring Mini-Grant Awards to Non-Profit Organizations in Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County Annapolis, MD — Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County announces four new mini-grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our spring mini-grant opportunity. The grants totaled $7,800 for projects totaling $35,578, making the combined total for FY2014 mini-grants awarded (both fall and spring) to $24,565, for total projects of $93,017.54. This matching mini-grants program, made possible for the eleventh year through financial support...

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Four Rivers announces seventh Annual Maryland Day events

MEDIA RELEASE: Maryland Day Celebration 2014   “YOUR MARYLAND, YOUR HISTORY, YOUR DAY!” MARYLAND DAY CELEBRATION 2014! Four Rivers Heritage Area Sponsors 7th Annual Maryland Day Celebration at Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County Heritage Sites Maryland Day marks the formal founding of the colony of Maryland, when settlers from England celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving on St. Clement’s Island in what is now St. Mary’s County, Maryland. The Maryland settlement was authorized under a charter granted on June 20, 1632 by Charles I of England to Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron of Baltimore. On...

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Economic ROI Studies

Four Rivers is pleased to share this varied list of Economic ROI Studies related to heritage and historic preservation with our stakeholders. Let us know if you are aware of another study that should be added to the list! NEW! MHAA Economic Impact Snapshot Final.pdf -- A Snapshot of the Economic Impact of the Maryland Heritage Area Grants (2018), based on a study in November 2017 using the IMPLAN methodology with analysis by Dr. Massoud Ahmadi, of Strategic Impact Advisors. Economic_Study_Landmarks_Conservancy – “Historic Preservation: At The Core of a Dynamic New York City,” April 2016...

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