By Jen Sparenberg, Hazard Mitigation Program Officer
Most Marylanders know Smith Island cake is Maryland’s official state dessert, but a few things about Smith Island folks likely don’t know are: it’s only accessible by water; it’s one of the oldest continually occupied colonial settlements; its isolation has preserved the culture and language patterns of its earliest colonists; the Island and surrounding bay marshes have been periodically inhabited since 10,800 BC, and that Smith Island is actually comprised of three different communities: Ewell, Rhodes Point, and Tylerton. Continue reading →
Cove Point Light and Keeper’s House
It’s that time of year again!
Are you located in a Certified Heritage Area?
Are you interested in learning more about grants that are available for capital and non-capital projects relating to the preservation of historical, archeological, natural and cultural resources and heritage tourism?
If so, you will want to attend one of two upcoming grant workshops or a grants webinar that are being offered by the Maryland Heritage Areas Program. These sessions are an opportunity to learn more about the FY 2016 grant program and the new online application process. You will also be able to ask any questions you may have about the program, or a project you are considering. Continue reading →