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Baltimore National Heritage Area Distributes Over $200K to 21 Organizations

Baltimore, MD (February 9, 2024) — Today, the Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA) announced this year’s grant recipients of more than $200,000 awarded through three grant programs:

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IT'S MORE THAN HISTORY LECTURE SERIES

Join us for our It’s More Than History Lecture Series. Can't make it live? Catch up on the wisdom shared on The Peale’s YouTube channel.

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February 2024 Digital Newsletter

There’s one thing we can count on the 2024 CIAA Basketball tournament is back in Baltimore! Banners are hung, and plans are in motion for a blowout conference.

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BNHA, Poe Baltimore Celebrate Edgar Allan Poe’s 215th Birthday, Announce Young Saturday Visiter Award Recipients

Baltimore, MD (January 19, 2024) – This evening, Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA) and Poe Baltimore celebrated Edgar Allan Poe’s 215th Birthday by announcing the 3rd Annual Young Saturday “Visiter” Awards (YSVA).

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Support the Baltimore National Heritage Area

A few hours of happiness for a child goes a long way. Your gift will ensure that Baltimore youth experience the beauty of their neighborhoods, outdoor spaces, and cultural institutions for many years.

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December 2023 Digital Newsletter

As we close the year, the Baltimore National Heritage Area would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year.

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Giving BIG or small makes a difference!

At Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA), we believe in the power of Giving Tuesday and its potential to make an impact while also making those around us feel special.

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday || Support BNHA Youth Focused Initiatives!

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November 2023 Digital Newsletter

It’s that time of year again! The months have flown by, and we are just days away from 2024.

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August 2023 Digital Newsletter

Back to school is the message! I feel as though it was a short summer, I’m sure students are feeling the same. There’s no reason not to have a staycation in Baltimore.

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BNHA Grant Cycle is OPEN!

Small Capital and Neighborhood Placemaking Grants Now Open for Submissions

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Young Saturday ‘Visiter’ Awards || Event Date: 11.17.23

Discover your inner artist and join the competition for the Young Saturday 'Visiter' Awards--recognizing the next generation of creative thinkers!

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October 2023 Digital Newsletter

Charm City is a well-known moniker for Baltimore, a shining gem, hiding in plain sight with its rich history, culture, and vibrant communities...

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September 2023 Digital Newsletter

As the executive director of the Baltimore National Heritage Area it has been my pleasure to serve the Arts, Heritage, and Culture and Natural Resource communities in Baltimore.

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Authentic Baltimore Seeking Baltimore Makers

We are searching for local Baltimore retailers and makers to join Authentic Baltimore Shop.

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Defenders Day Celebration

A Special Defenders Day Event: In Freedom's Name film screening Come join us for a special event at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, MD, USA.

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BNHA, Elected Officials to Unveil Historical Marker, Launching Countdown to ADT’s 150th Anniversary

Founded in 1874 in Baltimore, ADT is now a $6 billion company with 22,000 employees serving six million customers nationwide

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HERITAGE, HISTORY, AND CULTURAL RENAISSANCE: A CONVERSATION WITH SHAUNTEE DANIELS OF BALTIMORE NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA (BNHA)

Shauntee Daniels, the Executive Director of the Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA), was featured on a captivating episode of "The Truth in This Art" podcast.

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July 2023 Digital Newsletter

July has been a heartbreaking and difficult month for Baltimore. The loss of life is always hard to get your head around, especially when gun violence is the primary reason.

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BBJ Recognizes Leadership of BNHA’s Executive Director

Shauntee Daniels, executive director of Baltimore National Heritage Area, was named one of Baltimore Business Journal’s 2023 Enterprising Women of Excellence this month.

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VOICES OF A BLACK BUTTERFLY

ou're invited to join Creative Alliance, The Baltimore National Heritage Area, and The American Visionary Art Museum, for a screening of "Voices of a Black Butterfly" and a cultural town hall.

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Juneteenth Event 2023

Several publications covered our Juneteenth Event and we are elated to share their view on the celebration.

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June 2023 Newsletter | Summer Is Here Let's Make Memories

Did you know, a park is defined as an area of natural, semi-natural or planted space set aside for human enjoyment and recreation or for the protection of wildlife or natural habitats?

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BNHA Equity Map

Congress Approves An Expanded Boundary for Baltimore.

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April 2023 Newsletter Stay Home - Shop local

May is only the beginning for great events in Baltimore - a great summer is ahead in the Heritage Area! The Baltimore National Heritage Area is about neighborhoods, heritage, and culture. We are here to support our partner organizations to amplify our city’s heritage – and everything you need to make living and playing in Baltimore an amazing experience is right here in our backyard.

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2022 SNAP! Contest Winners Announced

The public voted and these are the top three images of Baltimore.

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Press Release: Congress Extends Baltimore National Heritage Area Funding by 15 Years

Congressman Kweisi Mfume and Senator Ben Cardin led effort on behalf of Maryland Congressional Delegation

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Virtual Walking Tours Now Available Via Our YouTube Channel - BmoreNHA [VIDEO]

Experience the highlights of our walking tours on all of your devices - safely and conveniently from home.

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March 2023 Digital Newsletter

It’s time to get out the gardening tools, do a little housekeeping. Baltimore is a beautiful place to live, play and work. Clearing away the clutter makes the space more livable for everyone.

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MHAA FY 2024 Grant Workshops

Learn More About the Application Process.

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Baltimore Banner: What Makes Baltimore Beautiful?

BNHA Contributes to Story About the Beauty of Baltimore Outside of Typical Tourism Areas

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BNHA's Year In Review 2022

See all that we accomplished in the Heritage Area in FY 2022.

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BNHA Publishes Souvenir Tour Guides

A wonderful companion piece to our tours.

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Baltimore Sun Op-Ed - Democracy, France & Baltimore

French president a fitting first State Dinner guest for Biden administration.

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A Virtual Tour of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum [VIDEO]

Learn about Baltimore's unique connection to the streetcar industry.

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February 2023 Digital Newsletter

Everyone Loves a Good Story. Neighborhood Placemaking Grant Program Gets Boost. Federal Delegation Brings Funding to Baltimore

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BNHA Grant Programs Support the Renovation of The Peale

BmoreArt takes a look at the $5.5 million renovation of The Peale. BNHA's HIG and MHAA grants aided in the renovation.

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BNHA Executive Director Spotlighted by Preservation Maryland for Women's History Month

Daniels talks about the value of the heritage area and her organization's work to promote the historic neighborhoods and cultural institutions of Baltimore.

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Press Release: Cardin, Mfume Lead Congressional Delegation Push to Reauthorize Baltimore National Heritage Area

City’s National Heritage Area designation has led to more than $8.6 million in federal grants since its creation in 2009

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BNHA Baltimore-Themed Golf-Sized Umbrella Now Available

Support the work of BNHA by getting this one-of-a-kind umbrella featuring 2020 It's a SNAP! photo contest winning images.

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Congratulations to our Neighborhood Placemaking Grant (NPG) Grantees 2022!

Six Neighborhoods Get Grant Funds from BNHA to Improve their Neighborhood Experience.

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Congrats to Our SCG Awardees 2022!

1/13/2022 - BNHA is excited to support a few of the capital projects that will enhance the Heritage Area.

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2021 It's A SNAP! Photo Contest Winners Announced

More than 250 of you voted for our top three images.

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Baltimore Youth Experience Nautical Life on PRIDE II

Tenderbridge Youth Program Visits PRIDE II to Learn About the Nautical Past and Future of Baltimore.

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January 2023 Digital Newsletter

BNHA Reflects on Hatza *Youth Recreation Programs Available *BNHA Equity Investment Map Launched * MHAA Workshop Info * Small Capital Grant Winners Announced

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December 2022 Digital Newsletter

Vote for Your Favorite Baltimore Image * Hampton Site Visit Recap * Last Call for NPG * You Are Invited to BNHA's Holiday Open House

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Press Release - 2021 BNHA Heritage Investment Grant Winners Announced

BNHA is Excited to Announce the Latest Round of HIG Grantees!

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Press Release - MHAA to Invest More Than $900K in the Baltimore National Heritage Area

MHAA Funds 14 BNHA Projects to Support Growth in the Baltimore National Heritage Area

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A Virtual Tour of the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House [VIDEO]

Learn more about the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and the life of Mary Young Pickersgill.

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Virtual Tour of the Gwynns Falls/ Leakin Park Trail [VIDEO]

Experience Baltimore's Urban Wilderness Park.

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BNHA Neighborhood Placemaking Grant 2021 Winners Announced

Seven grantees receive awards that will improve the visitor experience in their historic Baltimore neighborhoods.

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Press Release - Baltimore Cultural Organizations Get A Boost with More Than 100K in Grants from the BNHA

In partnership with the City of Baltimore, historic neighborhoods and cultural institutions are now able to make small capital improvements to increase heritage tourism.

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Press Release: Baltimore National Heritage Area Launches “2023 It’s a SNAP!” Baltimore Photo Contest

A photography contest for photographers of varying levels of expertise to capture photographs that showcase the best of Baltimore.

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PROMOTING AND PRESERVING BALTIMORE'S HISTORYWhat is a Heritage Area?