July 2020
History Through Art Student Submission 2020 - Dickson
I am so encouraged as a see so many of our partners slowly opening up their doors and re-configuring their businesses to still show the very best of Baltimore in the most healthy ways. People are still traveling - often by car and in small groups and they still want to see what Baltimore has to offer!

BNHA is moving forward too. We are debuting our virtual tours this month, working on initiatives to propel the youth in the City and continuously looking for opportunities to fund, innovate and grow the heritage area neighborhoods and cultural institutions. Several big announcements are coming your way this fall that will effect the scope of the heritage area, our programs and funding activities and we cannot wait to tell you more about it.

As always, please keep us in mind as a source to promote what is happening in Baltimore. Drop me a note on your virtual offerings, reopening plans and new projects and we will work with you to get the message out. Baltimore is resilient and I couldn't be more proud of how we all have adjusted and moved forward during this time.
Shauntee Daniels
Executive Director
Virtual Highlight Walking Tours Are Here!
The Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA) like many of you has had to adjust the way we support our heritage area partners and promote cultural tourism in Baltimore. One of the many ways that we have adjusted our business model is by filming our popular walking tours. These fun and fast highlight tours with our Urban Rangers will take you on a journey through Baltimore filled with history, famous people, anecdotes, art and information from the comfort of your home and accessible on all of your devices.

SHARE these videos and SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel - BmoreNHA. Throughout the coming months, we plan on providing you with more of the heritage and culture of Baltimore - virtually.

Special thanks to our Urban Rangers - Montgomery Phair, Bob Jacobson and Bradley Alston for leading us on our virtual journeys and JAB Media, a Baltimore based youth led media company, for capturing the tours for us.
Heritage Walk Virtual Highlight Tour
w/ Urban Ranger, Montgomery Phair

Grant Opportunities

Projects include surveys and inventories of historic properties associated with communities underrepresented in the National Register. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and do not require non-Federal match.

The City of Baltimore provides limited support to cultural organizations each year through the capital budget. Every two years, organizations can apply for General Obligation (GO) bonds for eligible capital improvements to their facilities.


Baltimore Organizations Receive 13 Grants from the MHAA
Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) just announced that it has awarded 13 grants to Baltimore organizations. These FY21 funds support heritage tourism projects and activities that draw visitors and expand economic development and tourism-related job creation throughout Maryland.

Organizations receiving awards include museums, parks, educational organizations, and other entities that steward and celebrate the unique cultural and natural resources located within Maryland’s Heritage Areas. The complete list of grantees for the State can be found here .
Congratulations to all the grantees!

Mount Clare: Let's Complete the Story
Maryland Society of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America $50,000.00

Baltimore National B & O Railroad Museum, Inc.

The Greater Baltimore Urban League - Orchard Street Church

Baltimore Chapter, The American Institute of Architects

Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment, Inc

Friends of Herring Run Parks

Friends of the President Street Station, Inc.

Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street, Inc.

Jewish Museum of Maryland, Inc.

Maryland Historical Society

Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture

Project Liberty Ship Inc.

The Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the City and Precincts of Baltimore d/b/a Lovely Lane United Methodist Church

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