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Be a Part of “Tubman 200”!

Throughout 2022, Maryland will be celebrating Harriet Tubman all year long as part of "Tubman 200" -- marking two centuries since Harriet Tubman's birth: from 1822 to 2022. Make your heritage site or museum part of the celebration! The Maryland Office of Tourism is ready to market any exhibitions, programs, and special events honoring and celebrating Harriet Tubman, across the state. Got an idea? Let the Maryland Office of Tourism know about your Harriet Tubman 200 Plans. Thinking of a webinar, a public event, or possibly a way to include a...

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Announcing the 10th Annual Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning

We're excited to learn from our partners at the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMMP) that the annual Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning will return to Eastport this year! Read on for more information. “Say goodbye to winter, only deck shoes we wear! Though the socks we burn leave a stink in the air!” So reads the poem recited each year as hundreds of Annapolitans gather around a waterfront bonfire at the Annapolis Maritime Museum to burn the smelliest, winter-worn socks found. After a hiatus during the pandemic, the Annapolis...

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New Webinar Series! Nothing About Me, Without Me: Making Shared Heritage Interpretations a Reality

Our partner heritage area, Stories of the Chesapeake, will be hosting an informative webinar series, and you're invited to attend! Learn more below and register today. Webinar schedule: Jan 25, 2022, 1:00, pm - Stories of SuccessFeb 8, 2022, 1:00 pm - Building on Success: Emerging ProjectsFeb. 15, 2022, 1:00 pm - Creating Collaboration for Projects Often heritage stories are told without input or viewpoints from those whose story is being told. Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area seeks to address this issue with a series of workshops, “Nothing About Me Without Me: Making...

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Help the Maryland State Library Develop A Guide to Indigenous Maryland

The Maryland State Library Guide to Indigenous Maryland Task Force, coordinated by the Maryland State Library and supported by the Arundel County Public Library, is developing a new educational app and website to teach the general public about Maryland's important local Native American and Indigenous heritage. They are currently collecting information about sites, historical events and community figures (contemporary and historical) that our community would like to see featured in this resource. They are asking for your input with this project! The Guide to Indigenous Maryland will be an engaging...

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Community Safety Works Funding Applications Now Being Accepted

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is administering a Community Safety Works grant opportunity for nonprofit facility improvements. Funding will encourage the implementation of crime prevention strategies through physical design improvements, operational activities, and through community vigilance and maintenance. Eligible applicants include Maryland-based nonprofit organizations, including nonprofit faith-based organizations. These organizations may request a maximum grant of $25,000 for facility-related safety improvements that make nonprofit organizations’ facilities, including faith-based nonprofit organizations’ facilities, safer and more defensible.  To be eligible to apply, an applicant must meet all of the following...

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Annapolis Maritime Museum’s 2022 Winter Lecture Series Starts This Week

The annual Winter Lecture Series from Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMM) kicks off this week! This year, the lecture series will continue to be virtual. Read on for more information. Cozy up this winter in the comfort of your home with the Virtual Winter Lecture Series, hosted by the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park. Beginning Thursday, January 13th, 2022, join AMM as an intellectual group of authors, professors, and scientists present on eight stimulating and educational topics. Each wintertime lecture showcases a diverse and relevant range of topics, including...

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News for Prospective Applicants for MHAA Grants

Carol Benson, Executive Director of the Four Rivers Heritage Area, urges prospective applicants for this year's MHAA grant round to begin gathering information as soon as possible. Benson states, "This year's MHAA grant round will be more challenging than ever, for a variety of reasons, including our expectation that we will have more new partners applying due to our boundary expansion. We specifically encourage new partners to apply, and we are anticipating developing new materials and means of technical assistance to assist them. The application process is not arduous, but...

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The Big Reveal
Dec 09 2021

Four Rivers Heritage Area is Getting a New Name!

As you know, the Four Rivers Boundaries have expanded! One of the defining aspects of the Maryland Heritage Area Authority Program is its emphasis on Interpretive Themes. With our new boundary expansion, we have greatly augmented the theme of African American Heritage, and we have extended our maritime theme of “Commerce to Recreation” to a land-based version, focused on railroads and trails. Finally, we have added distinctive new natural experiences, some of which will help us share the Native American story of our area. We will be better able to provide...

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Dec 07 2021

A Special Year-End Appeal

It's that time of year! It's time for year-end appeal letters, and our organization is no exception. Here's our message: This year, the Four Rivers Heritage Area proudly celebrated its twenty-year anniversary.  While this milestone provided an opportunity to reflect on our impact over the past two decades, the staff and Board of Directors of the Four Rivers Heritage Area are equally excited and enthusiastic about the future. We are especially thankful that in 2021, the Four Rivers boundary amendment was approved and we were able to expand our footprint to include...

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Dec 06 2021

Events This Week: December 6-12

Holiday events continue this week, especially the chance to do some gift shopping. Support downtown Annapolis businesses at Midnight Madness or local artists through the Muddy Creek Artists Guild. You can also take a break from holiday planning to view the decorations at a special Hammond-Harwood House event. And don't forget, online programs are still an option as well! See what's happening below. Click on the event title for more information. Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime: “Bear Says Thanks” Date: Tuesday, December 7Time: Program, 10 – 11 am; Garden Time, 11 –...

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