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BNHA, National Park Service Elevate the Roar of the Drums, Voices of Baltimore in Remembrance of the Battle of Baltimore on Defenders’ Day

Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA) will celebrate Baltimore’s oldest holiday, Defenders’ Day, in partnership with the National Park Service, on its 208th anniversary since 1815—one year following the Battle of Baltimore. Commemorating Baltimore's victorious defense against the British Army during the War of 1812, local youth will join The Fort McHenry Guard Fife & Drum Corps in celebrating Baltimore’s diverse group of defenders, soldiers, sailors, and civilians with performances.

BNHA, Partners Present “In Freedom’s Name: Maryland’s Black Men and Women and their Defense of Liberty” on 209th Anniversary of Defense of Baltimore

Baltimore, MD (September 13, 2023)—Yesterday, on the 209th anniversary of Defense of Baltimore, Maryland Military Historical Society (MDMHS) African American Military History Project, the Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA) , Maryland Heritage Area Authority, and Stevenson University presented a special film screening of “In Freedom’s Name: Maryland’s Black Men and Women and Their Defense of Liberty”

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.

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

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.

Shauntee Daniels, head of Baltimore National Heritage Area, mixes cultural traditions with city’s history

The Baltimore Sun featured Shauntee Daniels, the executive director of the Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA), in a recent article.

Governor Moore Announces $5 Million in Heritage Project Grants Through the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Governor Wes Moore today announced 100 matching grants totaling $5 million awarded to Maryland nonprofits, local jurisdictions, and other heritage tourism organizations by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

Organizations Within the Baltimore National Heritage Area To Receive Over $500K

Baltimore, MD (July 14, 2023) — Today, the Baltimore National Heritage Areas (BNHA) announced this year’s grant recipients for the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) and the Heritage Investment Grant Fund (HIG), supported by the National Park Service.


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.

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.