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Jul 21 2021

Be a Part of International Underground Railroad Month 2021

[caption id="attachment_29801" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: Maryland Office of Tourism[/caption] The Maryland Office of Tourism is hoping you'll be part of  International Underground Railroad Month, read on to learn more about how your heritage site can participate! This year for International Underground Railroad Month, the Maryland Office of Tourism is developing a calendar of 30 places to visit, special events, programs, and activities enabling visitors and residents to participate every day of September in an activity to learn, visit, and honor Maryland’s Underground Railroad history. Let the Maryland Office of Tourism know...

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MHAA Grants in Review — 20 Years of Grants to Organizations in the Heritage Area

Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) Project Grants Awarded by Fiscal Year (Excludes Management and Marketing Grants) -- Scroll Down for a list Sorted By Grantee Organization FY24 – Total Grants: $277,500 Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau, Inc. – $47,500 Sharing Civil Rights Stories with Visitors (non-capital grant - $47,500) Annapolis Maritime Museum, Inc. – $47,500 Master Planning and Inclusive Interpretation - Annapolis Maritime Museum (non-capital grant - $47,500) Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation, Inc. – $90,000 Elktonia Heritage Park Phase II Site Acquisition (capital grant - $90,000) Chesapeake Conservancy, Inc. –...

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Jul 19 2021

Events This Week: July 19 – 25

It's a busy week of events, both virtual and in-person, so make sure to read on below about all our partners' offerings. You're sure to find happenings for all ages. And don't forget check out our Event Calendar to see what's coming in the future. Many of these programs have limited capacity and fill up quickly, and you won't want to miss out! Click on the event title for more information. Mr. Paca's Garden: Summer Storytime, "Good Morning Yoga" Date: Tuesday, July 20 Time: Program, 10 - 11 am; Garden Time, 11...

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Rebranding Ideas From the Hive Mind
Jul 19 2021

We Are Starting a “Rebrand” and You Can Help!

We have changed! (Read more about our Boundary Expansion here.) We now seek to Rebrand, to select a new name to better describe our new area. For our first step, we are soliciting ideas for names from one and all -- we call it "Rebranding Ideas from the Hive Mind." Please take a few minutes and get involved! Will YOU be the source of the perfect name? Step One -- Want some background? Check out this slide deck on the geography and character of the updated heritage area: Rebranding Briefing Step Two -- Take this...

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Open Sign
Jul 16 2021

Museums Now Open for Visitors

We're excited to announce some new openings among our heritage sites. The US Naval Academy is open to the public, which means if you're in Annapolis, you can now visit the Naval Academy Museum as well. The Museum offers two floors of exhibits about the history of seapower, the development of the U.S. Navy, and the role of the U.S. Naval Academy in producing officers capable of leading America's sailors and marines. Check out their website for hours of operation. Or head down to southern Anne Arundel County to visit the Captain...

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Take a Survey
Jul 15 2021

Take the Anne Arundel Community Input Survey for Fiscal Recovery Funds

You can help! Anne Arundel County officials seek help to determine local priorities for funds received through the American Rescue Plan Act. Read more below. Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced the launch of a community survey to help guide the County’s use of federal Fiscal Recovery Funds stemming from the American Rescue Plan Act. The Administration strives to use these fiscal recovery funds strategically for a strong and equitable recovery, with an emphasis on the following two principles. CREATE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL - Confront the causes of poverty, including...

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Jul 12 2021

Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Awards Grants Totaling $414,039 to Anne Arundel County Heritage Organizations

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County joins the Hogan Administration in announcing 10 new grants totaling $414,039 to local Annapolis and Anne Arundel County non-profit organizations by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA). The 10 local grants are among 116 matching grants totaling $5.03 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 fosters economic development and job...

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Jul 12 2021

Events This Week: July 12-18

It's another full week of events from our partners. You're not going to want to miss these programs, including the reopening of the Captain Avery Museum. Now there's even more to do in the Four Rivers Heritage Area. Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Lecture – Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: The American Revolution Pirates v. Privateers Date: Tuesday, July 13 Time: 7:30 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis The American Revolution is often viewed through an “us vs. them” lens in which the proud, patriotic American colonists rebelled...

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Summer Camp
Jul 08 2021

Check out a Summer Camp

Now that we are finally moving into post-pandemic recovery, summer once again means summer camps! Some of our partners offer summer camp opportunities or other events for children, and they'd love for you to join them. Summer camps at Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks are now open for registration. They offer fun and safe day camps, child care, outdoor adventure, dance, summer enrichment, aquatics and more. Choose from a variety of themed activities from Amusement Park Adventures to Mad About Movies. They also just introduced Nature Escape: Mini-Camp,...

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Jul 06 2021

Events This Week: July 6-11

Independence Day weekend may be over, but summer is still going strong! Keep busy with one of these events from our partners, from tours, seminars, to an outdoor concert. Click on the event title for more information. Guided Garden Tours Date: Tuesday, July 6 Time: 10:30 am and 11:30 am Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street Host Organization: Historic Annapolis Join your guide, Pat, for a tour of a two-acre 18th century English garden nestled in the heart of our bustling city. Discover the unique native plantings and interesting...

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