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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN ARCHITECTURE CRITIC | January 7, 2008
Jeffrey Buchheit, a former assistant director of the American Association of Museums, has begun work as director of the Baltimore City Heritage Area, an arm of the mayor's office that promotes the city's cultural heritage. He replaced Bill Pencek, a preservation expert who left last year to join the state government. Buchheit, 39, has 15 years of experience in museums, including administration, governance, exhibit design, volunteer management and collections management. Before joining the museum association in 2000, he was executive director of the Historical Electronics Museum in Baltimore.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
When Severn resident Joan M.E. Gaither was born nearly 70 years ago, the word "negro" was printed on her birth certificate. Gaither, an artist and retired educator, says she has channeled the hurt and humiliation she has endured from racism over the years into something positive - namely, her narrative quilt pieces, in which she aims to show the legacies and contributions of African-Americans and denounce the idea of racial segregation. "When I should die, I don't even care if my name is on my grave," she said.
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August 12, 1997
DWELLING ON HISTORY can be good business, particularly in a county with as many historical sites as Anne Arundel.The County Council's decision to apply to the state government for a "heritage area" designation should help focus thinking and policy-making on ways to boost the county's growing tourism industry.The county would like to have an area stretching south from Sandy Point State Park along the Chesapeake Bay through Annapolis to the county line designated as the "Annapolis and London Town Heritage Area."
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October 24, 2013
There was no "misperception" about Patapsco Heritage Greenway. The Friends of Patapsco Valley and Heritage Greenway organization tried to create a Maryland Heritage Tourism Area by that name back in the 1990s. As I understand it, by 2000, numerous local environmental and community groups opposed the certification, Howard and Baltimore County withdrew support and the Sierra Club brought a lawsuit against it. After settling the lawsuit out of court, the Friends spent 13 years clearing trash and garlic mustard out of Patapsco Valley State Park.
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By Alice Lukens and Alice Lukens,SUN STAFF | July 15, 1999
The citizens of Oella did it.In sharp contrast to a chaotic Greater Oella Community Association meeting in May, residents of the historic mill town across the Patapsco River from Ellicott City managed last night to hold a civil information-gathering meeting about the proposed Patapsco Heritage Greenway.Jay Patel, president of the community association, said at 9: 30 p.m. that no vote would be taken on whether to support the greenway until a future meeting, probably in late summer or the fall.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,SUN STAFF | October 28, 1997
Oella -- a tiny, historic mill town on the Patapsco River where some stone structures predate the War of 1812 -- may soon vault into the 1990s for good, with the help of state taxpayers.The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority has formally recognized Oella and its rustic surroundings as a heritage area, making it eligible for public funding that could help chart a formal course for the southwestern Baltimore County community.Among the possibilities that could emerge from an Oella master plan being developed: a system of hiking trails, a picnic area and a museum that would feature Oella's rich legacy of millwork.
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January 13, 2008
Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County is accepting applications for two grants. The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority matching grants of up to $100,000 are available through Four Rivers for projects that include historical, cultural and natural resources and have a heritage tourism component. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations and local jurisdictions. Application packages are available at www.marylandhistoricaltrust.net. The Four Rivers Heritage Area office in the Arundel Center, 44 Calvert St. in Annapolis, must receive the completed application package with 15 copies by March 7. MHAA awards will be announced in July.
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | February 5, 1999
Lack of funding may throw a monkey wrench into Carroll County's plans to tap into the lucrative heritage tourism market, officials said yesterday.Local leaders have joined a regional effort to become a state-certified Civil War Heritage Area, though no famous battles were fought in Carroll.They are touting a skirmish in Westminster and the movement of Civil War troops through the county in a bid for state recognition. Carroll is joined in the effort by Washington and Frederick counties, the sites of well-known clashes between Confederate and Union troops.
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September 16, 2007
Fire auxiliary plans bridal event The New Windsor Fire Company auxiliary is seeking wedding-related vendors for its Bridal Extravaganza Jan. 13 at Windsor Station fire hall. Interested vendors should call 410-635-2756 or 410-635-6179 by Oct. 1. Reverse 911 includes cell, Internet phones Carroll County's nearly two-year-old Reverse 911 system has been expanded to include residents and businesses who depend primarily on cellular or Internet-based telephones. The system had been programmed with the numbers of all land telephone lines in the county to quickly and automatically notify residents in an emergency.
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By Alice Lukens and Alice Lukens,SUN STAFF | March 19, 1999
At a heated meeting last night on whether to turn the Patapsco Valley into a certified heritage area, a group of environmentalists and concerned citizens formally demanded that Patapsco Valley State Park be removed from plans for a trail network linking the natural, cultural and historic resources of the valley.After almost two hours of arguing, shouting and pleading, the two sides resolved nothing. Heritage area supporters said the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will have the final say on whether to include the park in the plans, but opponents said that was just an excuse to avoid the issue.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2012
Five tourism projects along the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway in Harford and Cecil counties have secured nearly $198,000 in matching grants from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. The town of Port Deposit in Cecil County will use $36,500 to complete the river walk promenade that links its Marina Park to its historic district. The project includes a pedestrian trail and interpretive signs at the Jacob Tome Gas House and Northern Map Turtle Refuge, a protected habitat for the endangered species.
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March 25, 2011
'Backpack Buddies' Heritage Baptist Church will host a meeting for groups involved with a backpack program that provides food for children on weekends and school holidays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at the church, 1740 Forest Drive in Annapolis. Information: 410.263.6680. Earth Day Event will be held from noon to 5 p.m. April 14 at Fort Meade's Burba Park. Visitors can enjoy food, games, nature walks and a farmers market. Directions and information: 301-677-9167.
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By Karen Nitkin, Special To The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2011
On March 25, 1634, a group of weary travelers who had departed England the previous November aboard two small, crowded and surely unpleasant-smelling boats, The Ark and The Dove, emerged from those vessels in what is now St. Mary's County. They rowed to an island they named St. Clement's, erected a cross, prayed and declared Maryland a colony of England. Two-hundred and sixty-nine years later, in 1903, the state Board of Education set aside March 25 as a day for Maryland schoolchildren to study their state's history.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | January 3, 2010
Chamber music with educational discussions. An archaeological investigation with a public program about the findings. History projects by students. These are among the 11 programs in the Heritage area that are receiving mini-grants in the latest round of awards from Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town and South County. The nonprofit's mission is to support the heritage area through education and promotion. The grants, announced last week, are the most Four Rivers has ever awarded and the largest sum the agency has awarded in a single year, officials said.
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By Andrea F. Siegel | January 3, 2010
Chamber music with educational discussions. An archaeological investigation with a public program about the findings. History projects by students. These are among the 11 programs in the Heritage area that are receiving mini-grants in the latest round of awards from Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town and South County. The nonprofit's mission is to support the heritage area through education and promotion. The grants, announced last week, are the most Four Rivers has ever awarded and the largest sum the agency has awarded in a single year, officials said.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Ed.gunts@baltsun.com | August 24, 2009
Baltimore has long been known as a historic city, but this year it's getting an extra layer of historic designation that's expected to open doors in terms of assistance and attention from the federal government. Mayor Sheila Dixon and other public officials are scheduled to gather in Fells Point at 10:30 a.m. today to celebrate the creation of the Baltimore National Heritage Area, one of nine such districts designated in 2009 by Congress and President Barack Obama. A National Heritage Area is a place where the natural, cultural, historic and scenic resources are considered "uniquely representative" of the American experience.
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By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,Sun reporter | December 16, 2006
City officials screened a new documentary yesterday on the efforts of Baltimoreans in the 1960s and 1970s to stop an interstate from cutting through and destroying many of the Inner Harbor's historic neighborhoods. Road Wars, an 11-minute movie, was produced by the city's Heritage Area program and the Mayor's Office of Cable and Communications, and made in part with a grant from the development company Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski introduced the film yesterday at a ceremony at the Inner Harbor visitors center.
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By Alice Lukens and Alice Lukens,SUN STAFF | December 9, 1999
In a decision that could put plans for the Patapsco Heritage Greenway in jeopardy, Oella residents voted 2-1 last night against becoming part of the project to create a state-certified heritage area along the Patapsco River in Baltimore and Howard counties. About 300 people came to the Westchester Community Center in Oella to cast a ballot between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. There were 190 votes against the Patapsco Heritage Greenway and 105 for it. Oella is the second community to vote itself out of the greenway.
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January 13, 2008
Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County is accepting applications for two grants. The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority matching grants of up to $100,000 are available through Four Rivers for projects that include historical, cultural and natural resources and have a heritage tourism component. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations and local jurisdictions. Application packages are available at www.marylandhistoricaltrust.net. The Four Rivers Heritage Area office in the Arundel Center, 44 Calvert St. in Annapolis, must receive the completed application package with 15 copies by March 7. MHAA awards will be announced in July.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN ARCHITECTURE CRITIC | January 7, 2008
Jeffrey Buchheit, a former assistant director of the American Association of Museums, has begun work as director of the Baltimore City Heritage Area, an arm of the mayor's office that promotes the city's cultural heritage. He replaced Bill Pencek, a preservation expert who left last year to join the state government. Buchheit, 39, has 15 years of experience in museums, including administration, governance, exhibit design, volunteer management and collections management. Before joining the museum association in 2000, he was executive director of the Historical Electronics Museum in Baltimore.
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