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Annapolis Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival Returns This Saturday

The Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival will return to City Dock for the 32nd year on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The festival is for all ages to celebrate the perseverance, education and cultural heritage of Africans, African Americans and Caribbean people of African descent. Admission is free.  The event will take place at City Dock and Susan Campbell Park. For this event, there will be no parking on Dock Street and no parking at Donner Lot beginning Saturday morning at 7 a.m. and for the duration...

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Fall Events This Week: September 19-25

September 22 is the first day of autumn! Fall is for heritage, so read on to see the events that are happening in the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area this week. Click on the event title for more information. Mr. Paca's Garden Storytime: "Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story" Date: Tuesday, September 20Time: Program, 10 – 11 am; Garden Time, 11 – 11:30 amLocation: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street, AnnapolisHost Organization: Historic Annapolis Join Historic Annapolis on select Tuesday mornings for storytime and fun activities in the William Paca Garden, a secret...

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“Fall is For Heritage!” in the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area

Check out all the listings of events happening around the heritage area this fall! Fall is here, the weather is fine, and it's the perfect time to get the whole family out to experience heritage events that engage and entertain! A broad range of events is planned by a wide coalition of Chesapeake Crossroads partner sites, especially for fall! You'll want to check back often to see our updated lists! Do you have another event to share? Send your information to [email protected], many thanks! ...

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Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Celebrates Reopening of Historic Hot Sox Field in Galesville

Historic Hot Sox Field at Wilson Park will have a grand reopening on Saturday, September 10th, 2022. Over the last year, the historic field and park has received several updates and amenities including new playing field with irrigation, new grandstand for audience seating, new dugouts for teams, improvements to the entrance and parking, and a custom timber pavilion named in honor of former Maryland House Speaker Michael E. Busch who supported this and other projects in Galesville.  This one-of-a-kind site highlights the significant contribution of Henry Wilson, a formerly enslaved person,...

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Fall 2022 (FY2023) Mini-Grant Round Is Announced

Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area is pleased to announce the availability of our Fall 2022 (FY23) Mini-Grants! Visit the Mini-Grants tab on our Grants page to access the Application and Guidelines. Applications in the new grant cycle are due by Wednesday October 5 and funding decisions will be announced by October 31, 2022. These Mini-Grants are available for new heritage and preservation-related programs, activities, products, and events. We encourage Mini-Grant proposals that include collaborative partnerships and enhanced heritage tourism, preservation, and/or the stewardship of historical, cultural, and natural resources. ALTSCHA also encourages proposals that foster Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and...

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Call for Nominations for 19th Annual Heritage Awards

Do you know a great heritage practitioner? An outstanding heritage-related project? Perhaps a valuable staff member or dedicated volunteer you would like to publicly acknowledge? The Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area seeks nominations for its Nineteenth Annual Heritage Awards. These awards recognize individuals, organizations, partnerships, programs and products that contribute significantly to the community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy. In 2022, nominations are invited in eleven categories, including Heritage Tourism Product Award, Heritage Volunteer Award, Heritage Partnership Award, Heritage Sponsor of the Year, Heritage Professional of the Year,...

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Maryland Dove will visit Annapolis September 9-11

The new Maryland Dove, a 84 foot wooden ship from Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC), will be visiting Annapolis September 9 - 11, 2022. The public is invited during this time to get a glimpse of what traveling by water was like for the first European settlers and to see the beautiful ship in person.  In 2018, HSMC announced that the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) had been selected to build a brand-new Maryland Dove. The ship, a replica of the 17th-century trading vessel that accompanied the first European settlers to...

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A Fresh Take: National Electronics Museum

By Riley Hoaglin Have you ever wondered where your electronic devices come from? Or maybe how people first used to communicate? Just around the corner is what might be one of the coolest museums you will ever visit in Anne Arundel County! The National Museum of Electronics, located in Linthicum Heights, offers an enriching experience through a wide variety of exhibits, many of them interactive. The National Electronics Museum works to “promote and encourage the study of science and engineering using their electronic heritage to educate and inspire students and the general...

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Aug 29 2022

Updated Information for Stakeholders – REVISED for Fall 2022

Following our recent Boundary Amendment, the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area's geographical footprint has nearly doubled in size and many new attractions, parks, heritage sites, and other organizations are now part of our stakeholder "family," and eligible for the grants and other activities of the program. How do I check whether my site or heritage project is in the heritage area? We include stakeholder information here on our website, We seek to include our new attractions on the website, so please contact us at herit[email protected] to share information and photos with us...

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Chesapeake Crossroads is Hiring!

We are hiring! As our workload expands, the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area is looking to fill a temporary part-time position for a Contractual Coordinator, with a great opportunity for advancement for the right person! Our fast-paced, small office seeks an energetic problem-solver who is well-versed in Microsoft Office, WordPress, social media, and more! An interest in heritage programming, planning, marketing, and grants management is a plus. Must be detail-oriented, flexible, and a “people-person”! Work will be both virtual and in-person in the office as COVID protocols allow. If you are interested,...

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