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Information on Noah Hillman Downtown Parking Garage Reopening

Our friends at the Downtown Annapolis Partnership have shared a full rundown of the information on the Hillman Garage Reopening, including the introductory days of FREE parking, June 14-June 19. Read more below: The City of Annapolis will hold a Grand (re)Opening for the downtown Noah Hillman Garage open to the public from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, with live music, giveaways, and free parking. FEATURES OF THE NEW GARAGE: The new garage will include: more parking spaces (165 more than the old garage); gateless entry and exit;...

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Anne Arundel County Recognizes 25 Years of Agricultural and Woodland Preservation

On, Thursday, May 25, County Executive Steuart Pittman and the Department of Recreation and Parks held an event to celebrate the past 25 years of Agricultural and Woodland Preservation in Anne Arundel County, at Historic Hancock's Resolution in Pasadena. Mr. Pittman and Jessica Leys, Director of the Department, were joined by former County Executive Janet Owens for the ceremony. Owens is a lifelong resident of Anne Arundel County, having grown up in Lothian, and she was the first and only elected woman county executive in Anne Arundel County's history.  Under...

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A Fresh Take: Annapolis Maritime Museum

By Riley Hoaglin Have you had the pleasure of experiencing all that the Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM) has to offer? You may have heard of this renowned institution, perhaps from attending one of their famous events like their annual sock-burning, or from a field trip taken in grade school. But have you ever visited solely to immerse yourself in the museum's extensive offerings? Established as a museum in the 1990s, the AMM has since transformed itself into a must-see destination for Annapolis. Through interactive and engaging exhibits, the museum beautifully captures...

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We Want to Hear From You! What are Your Marketing, Communications, and Outreach Needs?

Chesapeake Crossroads is planning a workshop or series of workshops on Marketing, Communications, and Outreach for our stakeholders. If you are interested in this type of workshop, please share your needs so we can plan. Deadline: May 25. Please use this link to access our Google Form:  https://forms.gle/HRGRvUK2XZfygCGf9 Thank you! We look forward to some great workshops to come! ...

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Watch the Galesville Community Center “Stories That Matter” Program

On Sunday, April 2, the Galesville Community Center presented the program, "Stories That Matter in South County," as part of the 16th Annual Maryland Day Celebration in the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area. Watch the recorded program here: https://youtu.be/PO1zHRLgYgk The program included presentations by Lyndra Marshall and C. Jane Cox, the recognition of community honorees by Vincent Moulden (representing County Executive Steuart Pittman), as well as the video presentation, "Stories That Matter in South County During the Civil Rights Era" with numerous oral histories by community storytellers. Many thanks to the Galesville Community...

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Planning for America’s 250th on July 4, 2026 – UPDATED

The nation's semiquincentennial (250th Anniversary) will be celebrated nation-wide on July 4, 2026. Have YOU begun thinking about what America's 250th anniversary might mean for you, your institution, and your community? There are many conversations and resources already developed, and more are in the pipeline. If you haven’t already, be sure to download your copy of the AASLH's Making History at 250 Field Guide! DOWNLOAD THE FIELD GUIDE Statement from AASLH: "As we prepare for 2026, we hope you will use these themes and ideas to inform your work and that you will share...

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Add Your Story! Crownsville Hospital Oral History Project

Take a Survey Residents, former employees, patients, neighbors and other community members, if you have a story about the Crownsville State Hospital that you would like to share, you are encouraged to complete the Crownsville Hospital Oral History Project survey. The historic transfer of the former Crownsville State Hospital from the State of Maryland to Anne Arundel County is complete. The Crownsville Hospital Oral History Project aims to create a repository of personal stories and remembrances that can be shared for today and for the future. Work is beginning to transform this space into...

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Board Member Gertrude Makell Receives Michelle Obama Award

On Wednesday, March 30, County Executive Steuart Pittman, in partnership with the Caucus of African American Leaders, honored our Board Member, Gertrude Makell, with 13 additional women who have had tremendous impact in Anne Arundel County. This special honor is named after former First Lady Michelle Obama, who serves as a role model for women and advocates for poverty awareness, education, nutrition, health and wellness. This year the theme of the awards is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” The ceremony was streamed and can be found on the County Executive's...

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Take a Survey! History, Preservation, and Cultural Heritage in Maryland’s Future

Help shape the future of cultural heritage in Maryland by taking a survey! The Maryland Historical Trust is seeking feedback to help inform the 2024-2031 update to their statewide preservation plan, which will guide historic preservation, archaeology, and cultural heritage activities around the state. You can participate by completing the Public Survey: History, Preservation, and Cultural Heritage in Maryland's Future and joining one of MHT's public meetings this summer! Stay tuned for public meeting dates. ...

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Sunday! African American Pioneer Women Book Launch

In celebration of the March Women’s History Month, the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation, Inc. is highlighting local African American Female Pioneers with the release of a book: Celebrating African American Female Pioneers, at a reception Sunday, March 26, 2023, at the Michael E. Busch branch of the Anne Arundel County Public Library at 1410 West St. Annapolis, Maryland. Doors open at 1:30 and the formal program will begin at 2:00 followed by a reception to meet and talk to some of the 34 women honored in the book. Books will be...

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