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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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Apr 28 2022

The FY22 Operating Assistance Grant: Technical Assistance Grant application round is now open through Maryland's Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). This program offers funding to support operating and technical assistance costs associated with local housing and community and economic revitalization projects and/or initiatives. Applicants must serve communities that include designated Sustainable Community areas. Eligible Applicants - Technical Assistance Grants Nonprofit organizations, local governments, local development agencies and local development corporations involved in local community and economic revitalization activities. Eligible Activities - Technical Assistance Grants Include, but are not limited to, costs associated...

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Apr 28 2022

BIG CHANGES are in the works for ALTSCHA, Inc., as it transitions to its new brand, “Chesapeake Crossroads,” with expanded boundaries that includes many new partners. SMALL CHANGES funds can assist our small heritage-related partner organizations (annual budgets of $100,000 or less) with this transition as well. The vision for this grant fund is to give a “boost” to smaller organizations, especially those that are recently-established, that are experiencing a pressing need that, if met, will allow them to increase their effectiveness. Small Changes Grant funds could provide opportunities to strengthen...

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Apr 27 2022

Learn more below about the moving "Say My Name" Ceremony taking place this weekend during the Scenic Rivers Land Trust's annual Walk for the Woods. This event offers a rare occasion to honor those buried at the Crownsville Patient Cemetery and to acknowledge the dedication of those involved in preserving and documenting a crucial part of Anne Arundel County's past. The “Say My Name” Ceremony in Remembrance of the Institutionalized Patients Buried at the former Crownsville State Hospital for the Negro Insane. Saturday, April 30 10:00 AM and 12 Noon at...

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Apr 26 2022

By Riley Hoaglin Quiet Waters Park is a well-known stop for most Annapolitans; with its breathtaking views and scenic trails, it is one park you do not want to miss. The park offers a wide variety of activities from art galleries, to pavilions, to a dog beach, and even a premier indoor facility -- the Blue Heron Room -- that can host your next event. In the winter months they open a centrally-located ice-skating rink (pictured below). The benefits of the park do not end there; the location of Quiet Waters...

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Apr 26 2022

The City of Annapolis will play host to the Annapolis Up Rigging Maritime Festival at City Dock May 13 to 15, 2022. The festival is in partnership with the Annapolis Waterfront and Sailing Center, Downtown Annapolis Partnership, Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area, and Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County. At the festival, two iconic tall ships and two inspiring sailing vessels will be moored at City Dock near the Burtis House. Some of the boats will be available for sails and/or tours.  It’s a SAIL-abration! The weekend will also include live music at...

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