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Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Celebrates Reopening of Historic Hot Sox Field in Galesville

Historic Hot Sox Field at Wilson Park will have a grand reopening on Saturday, September 10th, 2022. Over the last year, the historic field and park has received several updates and amenities including new playing field with irrigation, new grandstand for audience seating, new dugouts for teams, improvements to the entrance and parking, and a custom timber pavilion named in honor of former Maryland House Speaker Michael E. Busch who supported this and other projects in Galesville.  This one-of-a-kind site highlights the significant contribution of Henry Wilson, a formerly enslaved person,...

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Fall 2022 (FY2023) Mini-Grant Round Is Announced

Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area is pleased to announce the availability of our Fall 2022 (FY23) Mini-Grants! Visit the Mini-Grants tab on our Grants page to access the Application and Guidelines. Applications in the new grant cycle are due by Wednesday October 5 and funding decisions will be announced by October 31, 2022. These Mini-Grants are available for new heritage and preservation-related programs, activities, products, and events. We encourage Mini-Grant proposals that include collaborative partnerships and enhanced heritage tourism, preservation, and/or the stewardship of historical, cultural, and natural resources. ALTSCHA also encourages proposals that foster Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and...

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Call for Nominations for 19th Annual Heritage Awards

Do you know a great heritage practitioner? An outstanding heritage-related project? Perhaps a valuable staff member or dedicated volunteer you would like to publicly acknowledge? The Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area seeks nominations for its Nineteenth Annual Heritage Awards. 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. In 2022, nominations are invited in eleven categories, including Heritage Tourism Product Award, Heritage Volunteer Award, Heritage Partnership Award, Heritage Sponsor of the Year, Heritage Professional of the Year,...

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Maryland Dove will visit Annapolis September 9-11

The new Maryland Dove, a 84 foot wooden ship from Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC), will be visiting Annapolis September 9 - 11, 2022. The public is invited during this time to get a glimpse of what traveling by water was like for the first European settlers and to see the beautiful ship in person.  In 2018, HSMC announced that the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) had been selected to build a brand-new Maryland Dove. The ship, a replica of the 17th-century trading vessel that accompanied the first European settlers to...

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A Fresh Take: National Electronics Museum

By Riley Hoaglin Have you ever wondered where your electronic devices come from? Or maybe how people first used to communicate? Just around the corner is what might be one of the coolest museums you will ever visit in Anne Arundel County! The National Museum of Electronics, located in Linthicum Heights, offers an enriching experience through a wide variety of exhibits, many of them interactive. The National Electronics Museum works to “promote and encourage the study of science and engineering using their electronic heritage to educate and inspire students and the general...

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Aug 29 2022

Updated Information for Stakeholders – REVISED for Fall 2022

Following our recent Boundary Amendment, the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area's geographical footprint has nearly doubled in size and many new attractions, parks, heritage sites, and other organizations are now part of our stakeholder "family," and eligible for the grants and other activities of the program. How do I check whether my site or heritage project is in the heritage area? We include stakeholder information here on our website, We seek to include our new attractions on the website, so please contact us at [email protected] to share information and photos with us...

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Chesapeake Crossroads is Hiring!

We are hiring! As our workload expands, the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area is looking to fill a temporary part-time position for a Contractual Coordinator, with a great opportunity for advancement for the right person! Our fast-paced, small office seeks an energetic problem-solver who is well-versed in Microsoft Office, WordPress, social media, and more! An interest in heritage programming, planning, marketing, and grants management is a plus. Must be detail-oriented, flexible, and a “people-person”! Work will be both virtual and in-person in the office as COVID protocols allow. If you are interested,...

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Plan Now for International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

Tuesday, August 23 is the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. UNESCO encourages all Heritage Sites to participate in this global remembrance. Take this opportunity to share the history of this human trade and its abolishment. How you as an Individual, Organization, Church, or Heritage Site recognizes this day depends solely on you. The Annapolis Port Marker Committee will join any planned activities held in the City of Annapolis, during this Day of Remembrance. Contact Janice Hayes-Williams to connect.  UNESCO: "It is time to abolish human exploitation once and for all,...

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A Fresh Take — Riding the B&A Trail

By Riley Hoaglin As the summer continues the adventures persist and this adventure is one not to miss! The B&A Trail is a magnificent, well-known bike trail that follows a former rail line between Baltimore and Annapolis. The trail extends around 13 miles along a paved route. The Earleigh Heights Ranger Station, located in Severna Park (mile 7 on the map) is an excellent place to begin your journey. The Earleigh Heights Ranger Station was built in 1889 and now serves as the ranger station, parking and public restrooms.  Continuing on the...

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Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Awards Grants Totaling $301,273 to Anne Arundel County Heritage Organizations

Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area joins the Hogan Administration in announcing 8 new grants totaling $301,273 to local Annapolis and Anne Arundel County non-profit organizations by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). The 8 local grants are among 107 matching grants totaling $5.1 million awarded to Maryland nonprofits, local jurisdictions, and other heritage tourism organizations. These grant funds support heritage tourism projects and activities that draw visitors and expand economic development and tourism-related job creation throughout Maryland. “Heritage tourism is an economic development tool that creates jobs and brings visitors to the state while...

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