May 2021
It's A SNAP! 2020 Baltimore Photo Contest Honorable Mention Winner
Sunlight on the Round Falls - Teresa Duggan
We have hit the very start of our tourism season! BNHA has been out in the community celebrating with our partners the opening of renovated spaces, unveiling new projects and supporting community days to make sure that our neighborhoods and institutions shine for both our residents and tourists.

It has been my absolute pleasure to connect with all of you during National Travel and Tourism Week. BNHA was able to talk about employment opportunities in heritage areas with Baltimore youth and connect with neighborhood crews looking to make sure that our neighborhoods shine!

As the weather warms and restrictions lighten up, please keep BNHA in mind as a resource to promote your projects, seek out funding resources and as a potential partner for making sure that the very best of Baltimore is accessible for all!
Shauntee Daniels
Executive Director
You made our It's More Than History Virtual Lunchtime Lecture Series a Success!

More than 350 people joined us for these timely and informative discussions around Baltimore short films, the women of Sparrow's Point and the stories of enslaved people at Mount Clare.

Thanks to the team at The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture for assisting us in producing and marketing the series. We cannot wait to share with you the topics for 2022.
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Heritage Investment Grant Program

New categories have been added this year to include marketing grants and collections care. Requests can be up to $15,000 with a non-federal required dollar for dollar match. This grant program is supported by the U.S. National Park Service.

Pictured: Tour of B&O Railroad Museum and an up-close look at a BNHA supported project B&O No. 51 * Ribbon Cutting with Friends of Patterson Park Executive Director, Jennifer Robinson, on a BNHA supported project - the newly-renovated 1868 Park Superintendent's house.
BNHA Out in the Community!

BNHA has been out visiting our partners and spreading the word out in the community about funding programs, contests and project support.

Thanks to the teams over at Friends of Patterson Park, the B&O Railroad and the Pennsylvania Avenue Community for sharing with us in recent weeks.

Make sure you catch us out in the community at the following upcoming events:

Baltimore Museum of Industry Farmers Market (BMI) 
Saturday, May 15th  

B&O Railroad Museum Farmers Market
Thursdays - 4-7pm
May 27th

The Young Saturday ‘Visiter’ Awards (SVAs) are a new honor, presented by Poe Baltimore and sponsored by the Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA), recognizing High School students in Maryland who create artistic works inspired by Edgar Allan Poe.

The prizes honor media, art, performance and writing that adapts or is inspired by Poe’s life and works, created by a High School student (grade 9 - 12 or equivalent during the 2021-22 school year) in the State of Maryland. The deadline for entries is September 15, 2021.

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Work in the
City You Love!

Urban Rangers for Public Tours & Museum Support

Interpret the Heritage Area
Share the Story of Baltimore

$15 per Hour After Training

Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks
Summer Community Aide

Organizes and Leads Outdoor Recreational Activities

$12 Per Hour



It's a SNAP! Baltimore
Photo Contest 2021 is OPEN!

No matter your level of expertise, here’s your chance to share your special photographs that reveal the best of Baltimore - the people and places of Charm City!

Winning photographers receive prizes, and the best images will be showcased on BNHA’s social media channels and a special Baltimore National Heritage Area promotional product in 2022.

Photographs must be taken within the Baltimore National Heritage Area. All hi-res entries must be submitted electronically by October 29, 2021.

The Baltimore Streetcar Museum
BNHA has supported the Museum through funding its new exhibit and creating this virtual tour experience.


A $5 donation to BNHA gets you one of our one-of-a-kind Baltimore themed reusable tote bags. These eco-friendly bags feature some of the best Baltimore images by many of your favorite local photographers.

The Baltimore National Heritage Area works to promote, preserve, and enhance Baltimore's historic and cultural legacy and natural resources.