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Dec 03 2020

Shop Local! Shopping Opportunities & “Midnight Madness” Events

For many this year, the motivation to "Shop Local" is stronger than ever before. Tonight, Midnight Madness kicks off in downtown Annapolis; due to safety precautions, this year the Downtown Annapolis Partnership will offer a more scaled-back version than our city’s traditional shopping celebration. "Midnight Madness" events will take place Dec 3, 10, and 17, as businesses along Main Street, West Street, Maryland Avenue, State Circle, and Dock Street feature extended hours, with some even open until midnight. Streets and stores will be adorned with holiday decorations, trees, garland, snowflakes,...

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Join Us for Giving Tuesday

  Today is Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to global generosity and a chance to show your support for the organizations that matter the most to you. We know that you have probably donated already to numerous local efforts in this challenging year, but if you have more to give, please consider donating to Four Rivers Heritage Area to join us in our mission to protect and strengthen the natural, historic, and cultural resources of the heritage area, to nurture their discovery through educational and recreational experiences for visitors and residents, and...

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Nov 30 2020

Events This Week: November 30-December 6

Just because fall is almost over doesn't mean our partners are slowing down. Instead, they're gearing up for an engaging winter season. Kick off December with the following events and don't miss out on all there is to do in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Click on the event title for more information. Banneker-Douglass Museum's Lunch & Learn Date: Tuesday, December 1 Time: 12:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Banneker-Douglass Museum Join the Banneker-Douglass Museum as they celebrate “GivingTuesday,” a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities....

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Nov 25 2020

National Park Service Funding Opportunities

Please find below several funding opportunities currently available through the National Park Service with an emphasis on historic preservation. Deadlines are coming up soon! History of Equal Rights Grant Program (HER) Application Deadline: December 15 The National Park Service (NPS) is proud to announce a new competitive civil rights grant program. The History of Equal Rights Grant Program (HER) will preserve sites related to the struggle to achieve the ideal of equal rights in America. HER Grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), administered by the NPS, and will fund a...

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Nov 20 2020

Save the Date! MHT Virtual Roadshow: An Overview of MHT & MHAA Grant Programs

Which Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) or Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) grant program is the best fit for your historic preservation or heritage tourism project? Find out by watching the MHT Virtual Roadshow, coming to screen near you on Tuesday, December 8 at 10 am! During the webinar, they'll cover eligibility requirements and application process tips for all of the grant programs that the Maryland Historical Trust and the Maryland Heritage Areas Program oversee. View live on YouTube or on MHT’s Facebook page. Some grants regularly available from these organizations include: MHAA Grant Program...

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Annapolis Ahead
Nov 19 2020

Play a Part in the 2020 “Annapolis Ahead” Comprehensive Plan

Were you able to attend the "Annapolis Ahead" Comprehensive Virtual Update on Tuesday evening? If so, you'll know there's still time to play your part and make your voice heard in planning for the future of Annapolis. And for history and heritage practitioners, defining our place in the future of our community is critical. You can help shape the direction of this year's Comprehensive Plan by sharing your opinions on the topics of Redevelopment and Mobility through public surveys. The surveys will be available until the end of this year, 2020,...

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Holiday Decor
Nov 18 2020

Decorate for the Holidays with Four Rivers Partners

It's not too soon to starting thinking about holiday decorations. We all need some extra cheer these days! Here are some of our partners who will help you achieve a festive look while supporting a good cause and shopping local. Historic Annapolis Holiday Wreath and Gift Sale - Ends Today! The Historic Annapolis 2020 Holiday Wreath and Gift Sale features hand-decorated fresh wreaths crafted by HA staff and volunteers, holiday gift sets hand-picked by Museum Store experts, and hand-painted Annapolis ornaments. Get a head start on your holiday shopping. Pre-order your favorite...

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Nov 17 2020

ArundelAg Mini Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

Preserving our region's agricultural heritage is important to the Four Rivers Heritage Area, so we're excited to share the following grant opportunity from our friends at the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation. The ArundelAg Mini Grant Program was designed to assist Anne Arundel County Farmers with expansions costs. Max award amount is $1,000. Funds must be matched by the applicant. Applications are due December 1. Awards will be announced in early January. Requirements: Anne Arundel County farm Funds must be match one-to-one. Example: for a grant request of $500, the applicant must match $500...

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Events this Week
Nov 16 2020

Events This Week: November 16-22

This week, our partners are offering a wide variety of events for you to choose from, both in-person and virtual, and from Annapolis to South County! Click on the event title for more information. Orlando Ridout V Memorial Lecture Date: Tuesday, November 17 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis Historic Annapolis and the Maryland Historical Trust invite you to virtually attend the fourth annual Orlando Ridout V Memorial Lecture. Following an introduction by Robert C. Clark of Historic Annapolis and Marcia Miller of the Maryland Historical Trust, Thomas Reinhart, Director of...

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