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Nov 11 2021

View our latest “story project” video, below, featuring Tatiana J. Klein. Tatiana is Costa-Rican-born and an American citizen and she began studying music at age 10 with piano and flute at age 14.  She has been teaching High School Spanish at the Key School in Annapolis since 2008 and as a volunteer, she is passionate about helping the Hispanic community embrace their heritage while exploring the heritage in the surrounding Annapolis area. She is involved in many volunteer organizations and often partners with after school programs that bring students to the...

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Nov 09 2021

Tim Leahy, Chair On Thursday, November 4, 2021, the Four Rivers Heritage Area held its Eighteenth Annual Heritage Awards Ceremony at Historic London Town and Gardens, under the tent. This event also celebrated the organization's Twentieth Anniversary of its certification as one of Maryland's first Heritage Areas, in October of 2001. The Chairman of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Secretary of Planning Robert McCord, was on hand to share remarks about the Heritage Areas program and to congratulate the organization on reaching this milestone. Tim Leahy, the Chair of Four Rivers'...

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Nov 08 2021

This week, our partners are continuing to offer a variety of both in-person and virtual events. We've got lots of programs for the entire family, so if you haven't spent time with one of our heritage sites recently, this week offers a great opportunity to learn more! Click on the event title for more information. Founding Freedoms Walking Tour Date: Monday, November 8, Friday, November 12 & Saturday, November 13Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pmLocation: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street, AnnapolisHost Organization: Historic Annapolis Take advantage of the special opportunity...

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Nov 05 2021

Four Rivers Heritage Area is pleased to announce nine new Mini-Grant awards to local heritage-related nonprofit organizations as part of our FY22 Mini-Grant opportunity. The grants awarded this fall totaled $28,000 for overall projects of $264,964. This matching Mini-Grants program, made possible through a Block Grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, augmented this year by an anonymous donor, leverages other funding to assist local heritage related non-profit organizations to create new programs, products, activities, and events that build upon heritage-based interpretive themes, foster collaborative partnerships, and enhance local cultural historic...

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Nov 02 2021

Four Rivers Heritage Area will hold its Eighteenth Annual Heritage Awards on Thursday, November 4, 2021, 5 p.m., at Historic London Town and Gardens in Edgewater, under the tent. 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. The honorees have had a lasting impact on authentic stories and experiences at our museums and historic attractions, the sustainability of local organizations, and the preservation of the history and heritage of the local community. At the...

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Nov 02 2021

In response to this past weekend's historic flooding, we wanted to take the opportunity to share potentially useful resources with our partners. If you are a historical site that was impacted by flooding, Maryland Historical Trust maintains a dedicated webpage Weather It Together: Disaster Response & Recovery for Historic Communities. On this page you will find resources collected and developed by the Maryland Historical Trust to assist property owners/occupants dealing with historic resources damaged by a natural disaster. If a heritage-related property was impacted by a disaster, you may also be...

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Nov 01 2021

There are a lot of great events this week, but you're especially not going to want to miss our Annual Heritage Awards and 20th Anniversary Celebration. Read all about this year's Heritage Awards honorees and then join us this Thursday! Click on the event title for more information. Founding Freedoms Walking Tour Date: Monday, November 1, Friday, November 5 & Saturday, November 6Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pmLocation: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street, AnnapolisHost Organization: Historic Annapolis Take advantage of the special opportunity to combine a tour of the home of...

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Oct 29 2021

We have recently learned about a new grant opportunity from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Please find more information below. In November 2021, the National Trust will begin accepting applications for the Telling the Full History Preservation Fund, a one-time grant program to help interpret and preserve historic places of importance to underrepresented communities across the country. This opportunity is made possible through the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) American Rescue Plan Humanities Grantmaking for Organizations.The Telling the Full History Preservation Fund grant program will provide $25,000 and...

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Oct 25 2021

In the week leading up to Halloween, it's time for spirits and pumpkins! Take a ghost tour, learn about undocumented cemeteries, go on a Pumpkin Walk, and much more! There are plenty of opportunities to don your costume or learn about some mysteries from the past. Click on the event title for more information. Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime: “Pumpkin Jack” Date: Tuesday, October 26Time: Program, 10 - 11 am; Garden Time, 11 - 11:30 amLocation: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George StreetHost Organization: Historic Annapolis Grow, pumpkin, grow!  Come meet “Pumpkin Jack”...

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Oct 21 2021

Celebrate history, heritage and excellence as the Four Rivers Heritage Area celebrates its Eighteenth Annual Heritage Awards and Twentieth Anniversary! These awards recognize individuals, organizations, programs and achievements that contribute significantly to our community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy. Thursday, November 4th 5 p.m., at Historic London Town and Gardens, under the tent. The address is 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD. Tickets are $10 per person at Eventbrite or at the door. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us as we gather again...

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