February 2022
BNHA is celebrating LOVE during the month of February - love of our historic neighborhoods, love for our partners and of course love for the cultural institutions that that look to amplify Baltimore's story each and every day!

This month plan on joining BNHA during its lecture series event on February 25th when we take a virtual dive into the film Unmarked. Scroll down for the details on a partner project Ghost Rivers that looks into the history of a river running under the streets of Baltimore. Let the young artist in your life know about the History Through Arts Competition that is open now and seeking submissions on the real experiences of youth in Baltimore.

There is so much going on and we are excited to be doing the work! As always, consider supporting the youth initiatives of BNHA - for a limited time we have Baltimore-themed umbrellas as a gift to those who donate to our programs.

Make sure your scroll down for more information on these initiatives and much more coming in February!

Image - Elizabeth Wicks - Winds of Change - 2021 It's A SNAP! Contest
Shauntee Daniels
Executive Director
It's More Than History
Lecture Series


Unmarked Film Screening
Featuring Chris Hayley, co-director and archival expert
Friday, February 25, 2022 | 12:00pm -1:00pm (ET)
Free online - RSVP Required


The Guardians Panel Discussion
Featuring Guardians speakers and Whitney Frazier, artistic director
Friday, March 25, 2022 | 12:00pm -1:00pm (ET)
Free online - RSVP Required


Everything You Know about Indians is Wrong
Featuring Paul Chaat Smith (Comanche), National Museum of the American Indian curator
Friday, Late April, 2022 | 12:00pm -1:00pm (ET)
Free online - RSVP Required


By Any Means Necessary: Stories of Survival and Not Just a Game: The Story of Savage Film Screenings
With Jeffrey Kent and David Gibney
Friday, Late May, 2022 | 12:00pm -1:00pm (ET)
Free online - RSVP Required

Partner Profile
Ghost Rivers
This project is supported by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

Rediscovering hidden streams and histories that run beneath our feet.

Ghost Rivers is an upcoming multi-site public art installation and history walking tour by artist Bruce Willen that visualizes lost streams buried below the streets of Baltimore. This project explores the hidden history and path of Sumwalt Run, where it still flows through underground culverts beneath the Remington and Charles Village neighborhoods. Through a series of installations, wayfinding markers, events, and written interpretation, Ghost Rivers will make visible a forgotten history and landscape that has been dramatically transformed over the past 300 years. Along the way the project draws connections between Baltimore’s watershed, its social history, and the evolving relationships between natural and human environments.

Grant Opportunities

Maryland Historical Trust (MHT): Historical Preservation Capital Grant Program*

*Not to be confused with the Maryland Heritage Areas Program which is a different grant program than this one, but both housed in MHT. March 15 (Application due)
U.S. National Park Service: Grant Programs Accepting Applications

BNHA's Umbrellas Are Here!

A donation of $25 or more to BNHA gets you one of our one-of-a-kind golf-sized Baltimore-themed umbrellas. These umbrellas feature images by many of your favorite local photographers of the great neighborhoods and cultural institutions in the city.

BNHA is Looking for Baltimore's Young Artists!
3rd Annual
History Through Arts Competition

The purpose of this contest is to engage City youth in an art exhibit showcasing their unique talents while also expressing their view of life in Baltimore City.

BNHA will host a summer exhibit showcasing this artwork in partnership with the Downtown Partnership in 2022. The contest is open to Baltimore youth ages 9-18. Submissions can take the form of photography and works on paper. The deadline for submissions is May 25, 2022. Click here for submission details. 

Grand Prize $300
Second Place $200
Third Place $100
Honorable Mention (2) $50.00 Gift Card

Invite Us to Your Next Community Event!

BNHA would like to come out and share information on grants, programs and initiatives with your audience of residents. Our programs can improve the neighborhood, improve a historical site and even provide a historical narrative. Contact Kenyona Moore to have BNHA come out and support your next event.

The perfect place to peruse and purchase unique Baltimore-themed and inspired gift items. You will also find Baltimore cultural events listed that will aid you in better appreciating the rich culture and history of the city experience.

Authentic Baltimore Spotlight

Pride of Baltimore II Maryland Flag Ornament - $12

Back by popular demand with a new look, the official Pride of Baltimore II #AllWoodAllGood holiday ornament. Made locally in Baltimore by LeRoy Woodworks.
Pride of Baltimore, Inc.

Pick up these and many other products at BNHA's Authentic Baltimore marketplace.

Shauntee Daniels
Executive Director

LaDawn Black
Marketing & Communications Manager

Danielle Walter-Davis
Grants Portfolio Manager

Kenyona Moore
Interpretation & Outreach Coordinator

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