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Four Rivers Celebrates Preservation Month

May is Preservation Month! Established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the annual designation is recognized by local preservation groups, state historical societies, heritage areas, and others across the country. Four Rivers celebrates this month by acknowledging the hard work of our partners in undertaking capital improvement and preservation projects that will result in an enhanced heritage tourism experience in our area. ...

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View our “Stewardship Success Stories” Video Here!

The Four Rivers Heritage Area works to nurture and promote Stewardship, Land Conservation, and the Preservation of our Built Environment. Have you seen our video about Land Conservation and Stewardship, entitled, “Our Stories: Land Conservation Successes in Anne Arundel County”? The video grew out of a stewardship initiative of the Four Rivers Heritage Area entitled, “What’s Your View?” and was funded in part by a grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. The videography team was DMH Video Production, Darren Heater and Brittany Mercer, and was shot on location at various...

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hands on weekends
May 06 2018

Hands-on Activities Make Heritage Fun!

Join Four Rivers Heritage Area in our new initiative to highlight Hands-On Heritage activities for adults and families. Have fun and learn by exploring a variety of activities  that allow you to participate as you learn.  Check out the public hands-on events and activities offered by heritage attractions in April-May. ARCHAEOLOGY IS VERY HANDS-ON! Anne Arundel County has more recorded archaeological sites than any other jurisdiction in the State! Over 1,600 sites represent our archaeological heritage, from 13,000 year old Native American camp sites, to colonial plantations, to the ruins of...

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Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Events Continue!

The year-long celebration of the Bicentennial of Frederick Douglass's birth continues with more events coming up! Mark your calendar now! The Politics of Activism Thursday, May 5, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Banneker-Douglass Museum Inspired by the relationship between Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, this discussion explores historic and contemporary roles between activism and politics. LEARN MORE. From a Haunted Plate: Becoming an 18th and 19th Century Black Chef Monday, May 14, 6:30 PM William Paca House and Garden Throughout Frederick Douglass’ memoir, he vividly details the interactions that the enslaved had with food and cooking. Discover the techniques, cultural transformations,...

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Sign Up Now! Joan Gaither to Offer Hands-On Story-Quilting Workshops

Documentary Story-Quilter Joan Gaither, whose work has been shown in numerous museums across Maryland and nationally, is offering two Hands-On Workshops this spring on how to get started with Documentary Story-Quilting. The workshops include a short PPT presentation, a workshop session and materials. Read more about Joan in this article from the February 15th issue of Bay Weekly. According to article author Prue Hoppin: "No experience required is the message at Gaither’s quilt-making workshops. People come with words, photographs and mementos. She brings ink jet printers, scissors, markers, boxes of embellishments and...

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