October 27, 2020
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During this time of curtailed activities due to COVID-19, we have been collecting online resources that readers can use while they practice social distancing in the home. If you haven’t been to our website recently, here are some posts you may have missed.

We will continue to gather resources to keep you informed and to keep all of us connected!

Halloween Events This Week
Saturday, October 31
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
William Paca House & Garden, 186 Prince George Street
Organization: Historic Annapolis

Visit the Paca Garden for a spooky good time this Halloween. Between 11 am and 2 pm, experience the William Paca Garden come to life as the fabulously dressed gentry of Colonial Annapolis gather to celebrate Mr. Paca’s birthday! Yes, this Signer of the Declaration of Independence was, in fact, born on October 31st. We invite you to come stroll the garden in a costume of any era or style and join in the celebration – no tricks, all treats!

Saturday, October 31
5:30-7:30 pm
Aboard the Wilma Lee
Organization: Annapolis Maritime Museum

This Saturday, join the crew of the Wilma Lee for the final sunset cruise of the 2020 season! Costumes are optional and there will be giveaways for anyone in costume. Includes complimentary beverages (wine, beer, canned cocktails and soda). Adults only. Cost is $60 per person.
Tonight! Smithsonian Virtual Lecture – Collecting American Elections
Tuesday, October 27
8:00 pm
Organization: Historic Annapolis

There is no bigger moment in the life of the American democracy than when voters head to the polls to exercise their rights as citizens to appoint a new leader. For curators at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, there is no clearer mandate than the presidential elections every four years to collect and document, to record and preserve the objects that capture the times.

Smithsonian Affiliations and the National Museum of American History present a roundtable discussion of scholars discussing the hard choices and years of experience that they bring to collecting objects and documents from presidential campaigns for the nation’s collection. Join a moderated conversation allowing audience members to ask questions and contribute their thoughts. This is a free lecture offered in partnership with the Smithsonian Affiliations program.

Historic Annapolis is a one of only 6 museums in Maryland to be recognized as a Smithsonian Affiliate.

Online Watershed Learning (OWL) Premiere: Fish Adaptations
Wednesday, October 28
12:00-1:00 pm
Organization: Chesapeake Bay Foundation

It’s Rocktober and the rockfish are living it up in the Chesapeake Bay! Did you know they are always dressed for a good swim party? Their stripes and pointy fins are fashion with a purpose. A purpose with a distinct connection to surviving and thriving in our local waterways.

Join CBF’s Education department for an engaging CBF OWL program to explore fish adaptations in the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem—the good, the bad, and the ugly! See how different fish dress themselves up according to where they live, who they eat, and who preys upon them. This event is free to attend.

Webinar: Strategic Alliances, Corporate Integrations and Mergers for Nonprofits
Wednesday, October 28
12:00-1:00 pm
Organization: Forever Maryland

Year in and year out, nonprofits face the challenge of maximizing community impact while living with the uncertainty that comes with changing interests of funders and reductions of federal appropriations. Both ends of the spectrum give boards reason to pause and ask, will merging or integrating with another nonprofit strengthen our mission and increase our ability to continue to serve the community with excellence?

In this webinar, Maryland Nonprofits walks nonprofit organizations considering integration thorough exploration and evaluation of the strengths (and weaknesses) of all potential partners. This session will go into depth regarding the steps that organizational leadership should take to minimize risk and maximize benefit as it pertains to integrating services with another nonprofit organization.The webinar is $20 to attend.

Virtual Lecture – Rolling Down the River: Jacques Marquette, Louis Jolliet, and the Fate of the French New World
Thursday, October 29
7:00-8:00 pm
Organization: Historic Annapolis

In 1673, France and England were locked in a power struggle over the future of North America. In this virtual presentation, Laura Chmielewski explores the dynamics of French and English colonization at a time when the continent’s future was in transition. Hear the tale of the brief, yet epic, adventure of explorers Marquette and Jolliet – that nearly changed the course of a continent.

Registration is required. Cost to participate is $15 per household for General Admission or $10 per household for HA Members and Volunteers.

Sunday, Nov. 1 - Celebrate Maryland Emancipation Day
Upcoming Virtual MSAC Events
Free upcoming virtual opportunities highlighted by the Maryland State Arts Council

Planning for Uncertainty: Financial Forecasting and Budgeting in the COVID era
Wednesday, October 28, 2-3 p.m.
Register here. 

Budgeting and cash flow management can feel impossible in these uncertain times, but it doesn't have to be! In this session, Melanie Hopkins, non-profit finance specialist, will provide clear, actionable advice for how to structure your FY21 financial plan as well as how to communicate that plan to your team.

Public Art Informational Webinar: Coppin State & UMES 
Thursday, October 29, 7-8 p.m.
Register here. 

The webinar will review public art project opportunities at two Maryland HBCU campuses: Coppin State University and the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. The webinar will discuss each project site and how to apply on SmartSimple. Please review the Request for Qualifications in advance. Webinars will be recorded and posted on the MSAC website.
2020 Architectural Fieldwork Symposium Starts Thursday
Registration is now open for the Maryland Historical Trust's 2020 Architectural Fieldwork Symposium, which will be held virtually on October 29 and 30, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm each day.

This event is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. Please register for each day that you wish to attend to ensure that you have a space reserved!

Architectural fieldwork and survey are the foundation of all preservation activities, and this annual event brings together field surveyors, architectural historians, preservation planners, and related practitioners from across the state to discuss recent projects, themes, and methodology.
Groves of Gratitude
The Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA) has launched an initiative to make this easy and affordable. It’s called Groves of Gratitude.

With its Replant Anne Arundel partners, WSA’s Groves of Gratitude initiative provides Anne Arundel County residents with single native trees and pre-designed, native tree bundles to plant on their properties this fall. (Sorry, this is not offered to City of Annapolis residents.)

There are many options and trees appropriate for many different types of needs and locations. Learn more and order your trees before the deadline – Monday, October 26.
Network for Good Webinar: Planning for Year-End During a Time of Uncertainty
Wednesday, October 28th
1:00 pm
Organization: Network for Good

Join Network for Good for a webinar as we discuss how to make a plan for end of year giving despite the uncertainty we are facing. This giving season will have more moving pieces than ever—the election, COVID-19, economic concerns, and so much more—are all uncertain. How, in this shifting environment, can we create a plan for end of year giving and engagement?
During this webinar, we’ll cover:
  • How to make a plan and prepare for end of year while remaining flexible
  • Projections and trends that are important to know going into giving season
  • How to make an engagement plan and to plan your timing

FY2021 COVID Relief Grants for the Arts Program
Anne Arundel County Partners with Arts Council to Provide $1 million for Artists and Arts Organizations through the FY2021 COVID Relief Grants for the Arts Program.

Grants will be broken down in two categories: Independent Artists, and Arts Nonprofits or Businesses that solely employ artists or performers. The fund will provide $250,000 in funding for individual artists and $750,000 for businesses and nonprofits to support losses due to COVID. All applicants must be a resident of Anne Arundel County.
Preservation Maryland is Hiring
Preservation Maryland is hiring for two open positions. Preservation Maryland is an inclusive workplace that affirmatively values diversity in all its forms. Send your resume and a cover letter summarizing your professional skills, relevant work experience, and interest in the position by November 2, 2020.

Preservation Maryland is currently recruiting for an Advocacy Associate to join their team and participate in their wide-ranging advocacy efforts and programs. 

This is a full-time, 12-month term position (with opportunity for continued employment dependent on future funding) exempt position which will work on state and local policy for Preservation Maryland, with a focus on coordinating local coalitions and advocating for plans, legislation, programs, and policies that foster economically vibrant, socially equitable, and environmentally sustainable communities.

Preservation Maryland is currently recruiting for a Property Redevelopment Project Manager to join their team and support their dynamic redevelopment program. This is a full-time, 12-month term position (with excellent opportunity for continued employment dependent on meeting revenue goals) which will manage the day-to-day operations of Preservation Maryland’s new historic property redevelopment program. The program focuses on restoring, rehabilitating, and revitalizing historic structures and the communities in which they reside.
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