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Sep 10 2020

Fall FY21 Mini-Grant Round Announced!

Four Rivers Heritage Area is pleased to announce the availability of our Fall FY21 Mini-Grants! NOTE: This year only (FY2021), due to COVID-19, the heritage areas have been authorized by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority to allow applicants to use mini-grant funds for operating expenses. Emergency Operating Mini-Grant requests will be considered from eligible nonprofit heritage tourism organizations located within the boundaries of the Four Rivers Heritage Area. Organizations may apply for a conventional Non-Capital Project Mini-Grant OR an Emergency Operating Mini-Grant; they may not apply for both. Visit the Mini-Grants tab on our...

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Sep 09 2020

Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Makes a Big Change to Broaden Access to Funding for Applicants

Our colleague, Ennis Barbery Smith, has shared this recent article she published on the MHT Blog: At its July 2020 meeting, the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) made a substantial change to matching fund requirements, eliminating the longstanding 75% cash match requirement for all MHAA grants. Instead, MHAA will accept any combination of cash and in-kind match to fulfill the one-to-one matching requirement going forward. This change means that organizations are permitted to match MHAA grants with primarily volunteer time and donated services and materials, if that form of match makes sense for the proposed project. Importantly, MHAA staff and the local heritage areas hope that this change will...

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Sep 08 2020

Events This Week: September 8-13

Even with the shortened week our partners are busy offering us a lot of activities to enjoy! Take your pick of virtual or in-person events. Celebrate the arts in Annapolis, kick-off National Underground Railroad Month in Anne Arundel County, and much more. Mark your calendars now for this week’s highlights. Click on the event title for more information. Learning at London Town: What’s in a Tree? Dates/Times:Wednesday, September 9, 1:00 - 3:00 pm/Saturday, September 12, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: In-person educational event, Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown...

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Sep 04 2020

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Attractions Join in Statewide Celebration of International Underground Railroad Month

Thank you to Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County for providing the following information about local commemorations of International Underground Railroad Month! For the second consecutive year, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed September International Underground Railroad Month. The statewide commemoration salutes all who worked to end slavery and pave the way for the more comprehensive civil rights movement that followed in the United States. Annapolis and Anne Arundel county attractions and historical sites are among many across the state that have helped earn Maryland the designation of being the most powerful...

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Sep 03 2020

Celebrating Our Local “Best of Maryland” Preservation Maryland Winners

Preservation Maryland’s Best of Maryland Awards shine a spotlight on the tireless work of volunteers, architects, artisans, and legislators doing the essential work of protecting the places that make Maryland such a special place to live, work, explore - and celebrate. We’d like to especially recognize the awardees located within the Four Rivers Heritage Area! The Maryland Department of General Services - Winner of the Stewardship Award. Under the direction of the Maryland Department of General Services, one of Annapolis’s historic post offices just underwent a world-class and comprehensive adaptive reuse program...

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Sep 02 2020

Grants for Museums – IMLS Museum Grant Opportunities Now Open

Museums across the United States have a few opportunities in the coming months to apply for grants from the nation’s primary source of federal museum funding. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is now accepting applications for the following grant programs (click on the grant name for more information): Museums for America Grant Amount: $5,000–$250,000 Program Overview: The Museums for America program supports projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. Inspire! Grants for Small Museums Grant Amount: $5,000–$50,000 Program Overview: Inspire! Grants for Small Museums is a special initiative...

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This Week
Aug 31 2020

Events This Week: August 31-September 6

Looking for something to do before or during the holiday weekend? This week in the Four Rivers Heritage Area it's all about art and artists! Virtual lectures by Historic Annapolis are still going strong! This week, join them for Virtual Lecture on Annapolis and Colonial Painters on Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 pm. Some of the most well-known Colonial artists regularly worked in Annapolis. Join Curator of Collections, Robin Matty, for this intimate look not only at the people portrayed, but also the artists who painted them. Discover why prominent members...

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Aug 28 2020

Reminder! Maryland Grants for Nonprofit Organizations Still Available

Reminder, the following grants through the State of Maryland are still open and accepting applications for eligible nonprofits. Deadlines are coming up soon in September (one closes early next week) so be sure to apply while funds are available! Click on the grant title for more information. Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative (NORI) Grant Funding Organization: Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Deadline: The application portal will close September 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM a​​t the latest; the portal may close if and when grant requests exceed available funding. Guidelines: The Maryland Department of Housing...

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Historic Marker Program
Aug 26 2020

Nominations for Anne Arundel County’s 2021 Historic Markers Program Now Being Accepted

Anne Arundel Encourages Residents to Appreciate Local History The first round of roadside “Historic Markers” were installed earlier this year, with little fanfare amid the immediate public health threat posed by COVID-19 in March. Today, Anne Arundel County wants its residents to get outside, enjoy fresh air and visit local historical sites, while social distancing during staycations spent more safely closer to home. The historic marker program, developed by the Cultural Resources Division, Office of Planning and Zoning, is designed to raise public awareness about some of the County’s most significant historic...

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Aug 24 2020

Webinars to Watch this Week: August 24-30

Thursday is a busy day for local events this week. Even though "Colonial Cocktails: Syllabub & Sangaree" and Historic London Town and Gardens is sold out, here are some other opportunities to learn and engage. Join Historic Annapolis for a Virtual Lecture on Hamilton, the Man and the Musical, on Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 pm. Alexander Hamilton has always been known as a central player in America’s early history, but the smash Broadway musical Hamilton has focused new attention on the life and career of this fascinating individual. This multimedia...

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