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Workshop on “Improving the Visitor Experience for Visitors with Disabilities” Adds Exciting New Speakers

We are excited to share that our workshop on March 1 at Maryland Hall, "Improving the Visitor Experience for Visitors with Physical Disabilities," has added exciting new speakers! Due to the withdrawal of a planned speaker due to medical issues, we are bringing some high-powered personnel to the podium, and you won't want to miss this event. Please help us spread the word! Speakers include: Beth Ziebarth, Head Diversity Officer for the Smithsonian, Ann Deschamps, Director of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, Meredith Peruzzi, Director of the National Deaf Life Museum at Gallaudet University,...

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Maryland 250 Commission Virtual Statewide Convenings and Virtual Office Hours

Michele Johnson, Director of the Maryland 250 Commission has released the 2024 schedule of virtual statewide convenings and virtual office hours.  Please email Maryland 250 Assistant Administrator, Erin Bode, at [email protected] to request calendar invitations for virtual convenings and/or virtual office hours.  Virtual statewide convenings are scheduled every six weeks, starting with the inaugural convening on Wednesday, February 21, at 3:00pm with an overview of the 250th and national and state themes. Each virtual convening will begin with a brief presentation; then, stakeholders will have an opportunity to share updates on the status...

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Dr. Eric Elston Joins the CCHA Board

Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area welcomes Dr. Eric Elston to its Board of Directors. We are pleased to share this bio of Dr. Elston: A devoted servant leader, Dr. Eric Elston has dedicated his life to inspiring and motivating our youth. For the last 25 years, Eric stands as a driving force for positive change. A graduate of, and ultimately serving on the Board of Directors of Leadership Anne Arundel Flagship program underscores his commitment to community development. Currently, he holds positions on various boards, including the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation, Annapolis...

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DEADLINE EXTENDED for Request For Proposals (RFP) for Website Photography

Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area is requesting proposals from experienced photographers to provide professional photography services and image processing for vibrant and appealing images of our heritage attractions and public spaces to be featured in "phase one" of its website redesign project. NOTE: THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED. REVISED DUE DATE: 2-20-24. DEADLINE EXTENDED - New Due Date: February 20, 2024. Questions? Please e-mail the Executive Director at [email protected]. Thanks! ...

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Resources for Planning for the Semiquincentennial — America 250

Is your organization planning for America's 250th, but you don't know where to turn for resources, or funding? We think the most useful list out there is developed by the Maryland Museums Association! Visit the MMA's dedicated page for "Resources" -- the first category on the list is Semiquincentennial. There is an extensive list there of planning resources and information -- and below that there is a useful list of funding sources as well! Here at CCHA, we plan to add more local sources of information on Annapolis and Anne...

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Webinar on Climate Resiliency in the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area – Recording and Resources

Our most sincere thanks to Anastasia (Stacy) Poulos for today's outstanding presentation for our webinar, "Climate Resiliency in the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area." Here is the link to the recording: https://youtu.be/5gPWv__gGVo (76 minutes). Download the PDF of the Powerpoint slides: https://chesapeakecrossroads.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/CCHA-Climate-Change-Webinar-Jan-2024-1.pdf. Here are additional resources: ´FEDERAL ´The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation & Guidelines on Flood Adaptation for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings ´National Center for Preservation Technology & Training ´U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit ´STATE ´MHT’s Climate Change Planning and Adaptation for Historic Properties and Cultural Sites ´Flood Mitigation Guide: Maryland’s Historic Buildings ´DNR’s CoastSmart Resource Center ´Maryland Commission on Climate Change ´COUNTY ´Anne Arundel County’s Sea Level Rise Page ´Resilience Authority...

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Just Announced for Annapolis Small Businesses and Nonprofits: Emergency Funding for Recovery from January 9 Flooding

Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) has announced: Following the State of Emergency declaration made by the City of Annapolis on January 12, 2024, AAEDC’s VOLT program has been allocated funds from the Maryland Small, Minority and Women-Owned Business Account to assist businesses and non-profits impacted by the flooding event on January 9 and 10, 2024. AAEDC will accept applications for grants to help non-profits and small, minority-owned, woman-owned, and Veteran-owned businesses recover from the damage and pause in operations sustained from the flooding. The funding comes from the State’s bipartisan...

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Now Open! Arts & Culture Capital Grants from the Maryland State Arts Council

Applications are now open for the Maryland State Arts Council's Arts Capital Grants. The Arts Capital grant supports the sustainable growth, stability, and longevity of eligible organizations delivering arts and cultural education and experiences to the general public. Maryland-based nonprofit organizations delivering arts and cultural education or experiences as a core part of their mission or vision with $3 million or less in annual operating costs are welcome to apply. This grant supports capital projects and purchases of equipment that improve or produce a complete, useable and accessible arts facility, integrates...

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Looking back on an Impactful Year!

As we look back on 2023, we are appreciative of all the collaborative work we have done together! This has been a year of reflection, change, and growth, and with the support of our grantors, our volunteer committee members, our donors, colleagues and friends, the coming year looks to be even better! If you haven't already done so, head to our Support Us page to include the Chesapeake Crossoads Heritage Area in your year-end giving! Thank you for your support! ...

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