March 2023
Spring has sprung!
It’s time to get out the gardening tools, do a little housekeeping. Baltimore is a beautiful place to live, play and work. Clearing away the clutter makes the space more livable for everyone. This city has so much to offer, I think we fail to see what’s here. I was heartbroken to receive an online post that claimed Leakin Park was a wasteland of trash! But it doesn’t have to be. If everyone takes some responsibility our spaces could be better for everyone. So as the summer months approach, let’s get our city ready for visitors, family and community events. It’s time to shine and put our best forward.  Because we are the best.

There are plenty of resources available for creating a place we all want to play, live and work. Tips on making your spaces better can be found through Baltimore City Public Works resources. Grow Center and the Cleaning & Greening Info Page. 
Shauntee Daniels
Executive Director
Do you have a project located within Baltimore’s heritage area? 

The Heritage Investment Grant Fund 
Opens to the public on April 1

Grants up to $20,000 with required $1 for $1 match for non-capital projects that promote heritage tourism and encourage the public to visit Baltimore’s many cultural sites, attractions, parks and trails.

Sample Projects: Festivals, exhibitions, museum outreach programs, walking tour development, collections and care/archival projects, recreational projects in open spaces, public conservation projects and critical operating grants for marketing and capacity-building support.

Visit www.explorebaltimore/grants (after April 1. Applications close June 1)
Did You Know?  
Each of our Authentic Baltimore partners has a retail site or organizational website filled with even more resources and selections.

Our hope is that you will patronize their shops and join them for their events to gain a stronger love for Baltimore!

Check out this link for more information or to visit BNHA's local retailers website 
It’s a SNAP! Baltimore
is back! 
Open for Entries
April 1st
This year we are looking for what makes Charm City - the PEOPLE. Here’s your chance to share your special photographs that reveal the best of Baltimore. No professional models, please.

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 2024.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $500 gift card.

Photographs must be taken within the Baltimore National Heritage Area. All hi-res entries must be submitted electronically by December 31, 2023. Photos can be in color or black and

*** Minors (16 and up) are encouraged to participate with parental consent. ***

Women of the Movement
Encore Presentation March 31
12 noon – 1 pm
Youth Recreation Programs Now Available

BNHA is looking for Baltimore students public, private and charter schools to participate in our recreational programs. Youth get to experience the parks, trails and waterways of Baltimore with qualified instructors. Contact Joshua Williams, Recreation Coordinator, today for more information.
Baltimore’s Unique Collection of Architectural Styles…Why Does Baltimore Own So Many Historic Properties. 
A two part program

Shauntee Daniels
Executive Director

Danielle Walter-Davis
Grants Portfolio Manager

Kenyona Moore
Outreach Manager

Open Position
Visual Information Specialist

Joshua Williams
BNHA Recreation Coordinator

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