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A New History Wiki for Annapolis

On November 14, Four Rivers sponsored a workshop by Mark Hildebrand of Make Your Mark Media about the new Annapolis history "wiki," called Annapolis Past Port. Over the summer, Mark worked with several STEM students from AACPS to develop the basic form and function of this cutting-edge technology resource. Utilizing the same open-source application used by Wikipedia, the wiki is planned to serve as a repository for local stories, photographs, documents, and much more. The goal of the project is to make local historical content free and available to anyone...

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Fourteenth Annual Four Rivers Heritage Awards

Four Rivers Heritage Awards recognize individuals, organizations, programs and products that contribute significantly to the community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy. We are pleased to announce the winners of the following categories: The Stewardship Award - John Gudas, Annapolis Maritime Museum for his dedication and commitment to preserving Annapolis’ maritime history   The Heritage Professional of the Year Award - Lisa Robbins, Historic Annapolis for her innovative approaches to heritage education and interpretation   The Heritage Partnership Award - Ruth Starr Rose in Annapolis Organizing Committee for bringing together a passionate group of...

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Anne Arundel County’s Agricultural & Woodland Preservation Program

Stewardship, land conservation, and the protection of our built environment are important components in our area’s heritage preservation efforts. Anne Arundel County provides opportunities to landowners to establish an agricultural preservation easement program that will ensure your land is available for the next generation. Landowners interested in preserving their land from development may qualify for one or more programs offered through Anne Arundel County in partnership with the Maryland Department of Agriculture and Department of Natural Resources. The most recent offers made through these programs ranged from $6,000 to $8,000 per acre. The County has three primary...

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Pop-Up Heritage Events in October!

Pop-Up Heritage is a series of FREE special events each month in the Four Rivers Heritage Area. Join us in October! Brothers in Arms: The Revolutionary Service of James and Edmund Brice Monday, October 16 12:00-1:15 p.m. and 7:00-8:15 p.m. William Paca House and Garden 186 Prince George Street, Annapolis During the Revolutionary War, James Brice served as Captain of the city militia and Lieutenant of the county militia, positions that earned him the honorary title “Colonel.” But James Brice wasn’t the only Colonel in the family; his youngest brother, Edmund, a professionally trained artist, was...

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New Flyer! Heritage Sites Along the South County Water Trail

New! Four Rivers has created a new flyer for our Water Trail visitors! Check out the heritage attractions in Southern Anne Arundel County, while you are in the area enjoying our water access and beautiful water views! Download the flyer here: South County Water Trail Flyer reduced South County Water Trail information is available here: More information about water access in the county is available here:

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