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Maryland Hall, London Town other heritage programs win $489,000 in state grants


Source: Capital Gazette, Capital Gazette Staff

Renovations at Maryland Hall, a new garden complex at Historic London Town and Gardens and several new museum exhibits were awarded almost half a million dollars in state grants last week.

The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority announced the eight Anne Arundel matching grants totaling $489,500, part of $5 million in state funding for heritage statewide.

The money will support:

$100,000 will be used by Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts for repair and improvements to its east facade.

$100,000 was awarded to Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County to manage its programs in fiscal 20, which started July 1.

$94,000 will support design of south side horticultural complex expansion at London Town.

$50,000 will go to “Our Changing Waterfront’ – Exhibit Fabrication and Installation,” an exhibit at the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park.

$50,000 will support a Boundary Amendment Study for the Four Rivers heritage area, which covers Annapolis, London Town and south county.

$48,000 for planning a museum exhibit at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center at the Sellman-Kirkpatrick-Howitt House, the original home at the research site in Edgewater.

$24,000 for Historic Annapolis, which will use the money to complete design of its planned exhibit “History of Annapolis Exhibit: Design Documentation Completion.”

$23,000 for “A vision for Visitation,” a capital improvement project at Captain Avery Museum in Shady Side.