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May 05 2021

“This Place Matters!”: Anne Arundel County Celebrates 2021 Historic Preservation Month

Join history enthusiasts nationwide this May in celebrating National Preservation Month. The observance, first established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as “Preservation Week” expanded to the entire month of May in 2005 to provide Americans more opportunities to celebrate the diverse and unique heritage of our country’s cities and states. Historic preservation is not only an effective tool in smart growth and sustainability practices, it enhances quality of life, increases local pride and community involvement, and is a significant economic driver. “This Place Matters” is the theme of...

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May 03 2021

Events This Week: May 3-9

This week, celebrate spring flowers with a plant sale, take a lesson on flower arranging, learn about azaleas, and more! A virtual lecture and in-person tour are also on offer. We're happy to share these opportunities from our partners. Click on the event title for more information. 50th Anniversary Lecture Series: Marshy Point Azaleas Date: Tuesday, May 4 Time: 10:30 am Location: Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater Host Organization: Historic London Town and Gardens To celebrate Historic London Town and Gardens' 50th Anniversary, this year's lecture series will connect...

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Apr 27 2021

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Application Portal Reopened

The application portal for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant reopened yesterday, Monday, April 26. This grant provides emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by COVID-19. Eligible entities include: live venue operators or promoters; theatrical producers; live performing arts organization operators; museum operators; motion picture theater operators (including owners); and talent representatives. The SBA has also added the following updated resources: Applicant user guide and FAQ: For help with the application process, refer to the applicant user guide and FAQ. Checklist: Use the checklist to make sure you have everything you need to complete your application. Call Center:  For Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application...

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Apr 23 2021

Take Part in Anne Arundel County’s Green Infrastructure Master Plan

Yesterday was Earth Day, an opportunity to renew our commitment to the environment. Are you looking for a way to act locally to help support environmental preservation while promoting community character? Anne Arundel County is offering you the chance to take part in the development of their Green Infrastructure Master Plan. About the Green Infrastructure Master Plan Anne Arundel County’s Green Infrastructure Master Plan will be a guide to protecting the County's best natural, agricultural, and recreational lands. This plan is an update to the 2002 Greenways Master Plan. The update will use...

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Apr 22 2021

Become a Creativity Grant Panelist for the Maryland State Arts Council

You've seen us share a variety of events and opportunities offered by the Maryland State Arts Council. Now's your chance to apply to be a Creativity Grant Panelist and find yourself in the center of the action! The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) relies on a diverse array of experts from across the state of Maryland to do the important work of evaluating applications. They are currently inviting participation through program-specific public calls for panelists. Panelists with a focus on diversity of experiences, diversity of location, and expertise in varying artistic...

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Apr 19 2021

Events This Week: April 19-25

We are pleased to present you with a wide variety of events from our partners this week, from virtual to in-person tours. We're especially proud to be a supporter of Banneker-Douglass Museum Foundation's 2021 Anti-Racism Initiative, which includes a training tomorrow on the foundations of racism in America. Please join us for this important presentation. Click on the event title for more information. The Foundations of Racism: Defining the Roots of Bigotry and Discrimination Against Black People in America Date: Tuesday, April 20 Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Banneker-Douglass Museum Learn...

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Apr 16 2021

Help Anne Arundel County Shape its Parks & Recreation Plan

Anne Arundel County Department of Parks and Recreation is one of our valued partners, hosting many of our historic and environmental heritage sites, and now they are looking for you input! Anne Arundel County Government is updating its Land Preservation Parks and Recreation Plan. This plan acts as a master plan for recreational programming, park acquisition, and facility development, and they are interested in your experiences, views, and opinions.  Please take a few moments to complete their Land Preservation Parks and Recreation Plan Survey to tell them what's important to you. The information and...

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Apr 15 2021

City of Annapolis Seeking Historic Preservation Consulting Services

Announcement: The City of Annapolis is seeking on-call consulting services for historic preservationists of all disciplines. Anyone interested is encouraged to submit a Statement of Qualification. See the bid announcement below! The Central Purchasing Office of the City of Annapolis is accepting sealed Statements of Qualifications (“SOQ”) from interested and qualified consulting firms who desire to enter into an on-call contract for Historic Preservation Consulting Services until 2:00 p.m., local time, Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Proposals must be submitted to the Central Purchasing Office, 161 Duke of Gloucester Street, 1st Floor,...

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Apr 12 2021

Events This Week: April 12-18

Join some of our partners this week for in-person events, whether you're interested in a walking tour, learning more about electric vehicles, or entertaining your children with tales of sailors. Still looking for virtual events? We have those to share with you also! Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Lecture – The Women of Chateau Lafayette Date: Tuesday, April 13 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis During this virtual lecture, Stephanie Dray presents her novel The Women of Chateau Lafayette. New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray...

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Apr 09 2021

Update: Approved! ALTSCHA Boundary Amendment

Important Update: Our application was approved! The new boundary (in reality, multiple trails, areas and parcels) is now approved, and these new sites and areas are part of our heritage area. Original post: We appreciate the public interest in our pending Boundary Amendment application, which would expand, and nearly double, the size of our state-certified heritage area. Click here for a downloadable map: Four Rivers Boundary Expansion Map Explore the GIS-Based Map in MEDUSA Read the Application here: ALTSCHA Boundary Application April 2021. Watch a recording of the Public Hearing Livestream here: Below is the text of...

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