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Apr 09 2021

NEH Offers ARP Relief Funding for Economic Recovery for Cultural and Educational Institutions

Two new American Rescue Plan grant programs will provide emergency relief to humanities organizations and professionals affected by the pandemic. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced two new funding opportunities to rapidly distribute American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act funding to cultural organizations and educational institutions adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. These funding opportunities will provide direct grants to individual humanities institutions and grantmaking organizations to distribute as competitive subawards to affected organizations and individuals. These two grant programs aim to help the humanities community recover from the economic...

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Apr 08 2021

New Podcast Series: Explore “Destination Annapolis” with Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

Although we're excited that some our historic sites are reopening to the public, we understand that many potential visitors may still be looking for ways to explore the Four Rivers Heritage Area and Anne Arundel County virtually. We're pleased to let you know about the new podcast series from Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Destination Annapolis. Get to know Annapolis and Anne Arundel County through unique stories shared by locals. You can even listen on Spotify and Google Podcasts (among others)! A new podcast is posted every two weeks. Here...

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Apr 07 2021

April Museum Openings

We're excited to announce the openings of some of our museum partners this month. All sites are making tremendous efforts to ensure COVID-19 safety measures in order to provide you with a confident and enjoyable visit. April is a wonderful time to tour these historic homes and gardens. Hammond-Harwood House 19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD Hammond-Harwood House opened on April 1 for tours by reservation. Visitors are encouraged to make a reservation online to help maintain small group sizes for safety. Museum hours of operation are noon to 5:00 p.m (last tour at...

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Apr 05 2021

Events This Week: April 5-11

It's all about art, archeology, and Maryland's first heroes this week. Enjoy these virtual events from our partners and stay tuned for news about spring museum openings. Click on the event title for more information. 50th Anniversary Lecture Series: Colonial London Town - SOLD OUT Date: Tuesday, April 6 Time: 10:30 am Location: Online Host Organization: Historic London Town and Gardens To celebrate Historic London Town and Gardens' 50th Anniversary, this year's lecture series will connect its past, present, and future. Kicking off the series, Executive Director, Rod Cofield will paint the story...

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Apr 01 2021

Opportunity Closing Soon! Facilitator and Evaluator for MHAA’s Racial Equity Working Group

Deadline to apply is Monday, April 5. If you find that a link does not open, contact the Administrator, Jen Ruffner, at [email protected]. About the position The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) is reopening its search for an individual or firm to provide services as a qualified facilitator and evaluator to assist the Racial Equity Working Group of the MHAA, in examining racial equity as it relates to the Maryland Heritage Areas Program. With the guidance of the Consultant, MHAA will engage in a process of authentic self-reflection and assessment of MHAA’s policies,...

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Mar 30 2021

Tonight! 3rd Annual Michelle Obama Awards

Join us tonight at 6:00 pm for the 3rd Annual Michelle Obama Awards in honor of Women’s History Month. About the awards Now in its third year, this award is designed to recognize women in our county who embody former First Lady Michelle Obama’s spirit. Compassionate, graceful, and intelligent are some of the words many have used to describe Mrs. Obama. The women we honor this year possess these same characteristics. Each of them is doing incredible work in our communities in their own way. The theme for this year’s awards...

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Mar 29 2021

Events This Week: March 29-April 4

It's an important week for events in the Four Rivers Heritage Area! Join us in congratulating our Executive Director, Dr. Carol Benson, for receiving a Michelle Obama Award from Anne Arundel County and the Caucus of African American Leaders, then learn more about our boundary expansion plans as the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority hosts a virtual hearing as part of the Boundary Amendment process. Or listen to a webinar from one of our partners! Thanks! Click on the event title for more information. POSTPONED Virtual Lecture – A Return to 1774: The...

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Maryland Heritage Areas Authority to Hold Virtual Hearing on Four Rivers Boundary Amendment

MHAA to Hold a Virtual Hearing on proposed amendment to the boundaries of the Four Rivers (Annapolis, London Town, and South County) Heritage Area Later this month, the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) will hold a virtual public hearing on our organization's application to amend and enlarge the officially-designated boundaries of our Heritage Area. This is a requirement for all amendments to Certified Heritage Area (CHA) boundaries. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. and will include a request to enlarge the boundaries of the current...

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Mar 23 2021

Announcing the FY2022 Application Round for the African American Heritage Preservation Program

Applications will be available Thursday, April 1, 2021 and will be due July 1, 2021. About the African American Heritage Preservation Program The African American Heritage Preservation Program (AAHPP) provides grants to assist in the preservation of buildings, sites, or communities of historical and cultural importance to the African American experience in Maryland. The AAHPP is administered as a partnership between the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC). The program typically receives an annual appropriation of $1,000,000 for grants per year. Eligible Applicants The AAHPP...

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Mar 22 2021

Events This Week: March 22-28

We hope you enjoyed Maryland Day Weekend in the Four Rivers Heritage Area. The events from our partners continue this week! Whether you're interested in a virtual event or appreciating the lovely spring weather with an in-person tour, there are many ways to enjoy the special history of our area. Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Event - Coffee with Ken: How Do We Define Community? Date: Tuesday, March 23 Time: 9:00 am Location: Online Host Organization: Maryland State Arts Council Here’s your chance to get the ear of the...

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