November 2020

BNHA is wishing you the very best as we all try to find a bit to celebrate in our new normal. I am encouraged by all of the emails and posts about our cultural gems reopening and expanding virtual offerings. I also see your posts regarding the beauty of Baltimore's parks and trails. It is a wonderful season to bundle up and get outside and really cherish the uniqueness of Baltimore's neighborhoods and outdoor spaces.

However you decide to celebrate this season, I encourage you to roll the BNHA and our partners into your celebration plans. Share our 2020 Online Holiday Bazaar with your stakeholders, friends and families so that they can sample a bit of Baltimore; while also supporting the local art and cultural scene. Encourage those in your business network to take advantage of new funding resources and programs that will certify that you are a COVID-19 safe institution. Share the brilliant posts and advertisements being developed by local organizations that look to convey that Baltimore is open for tourism. All of these things go a long way in increasing the exposure of our wonderful City and letting the world know that we are ready for them to come and see us!
Shauntee Daniels
Executive Director
encourages those along the I-95 corridor and within the Greater Baltimore region to explore Charm City with confidence when COVID restrictions allow for travel.

A robust media plan includes television, print, radio, billboards, direct mailings, paid social and web ads. Audio in the campaign features employees from local businesses and the voice-over is narrated by Baltimore writer, spoken word artist and speaker Kondwani Fidel.


Learn why it’s essential for your business and the city as a whole to become GBAC accredited and take the Maryland Strong Back to Business pledge.


The Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s (GBAC) STAR Accreditation is the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities. This performance-based accreditation program helps facilities demonstrate they have the work practices, procedures and protocols to prepare, respond and recover from outbreaks and pandemics to instill confidence in customers, staff and key stakeholders. GBAC is a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association. 

2019 Neighborhood Placemaking Grantee
Greater Remington Improvement Association
Project: Remington Village Green Greater Access to Community Garden
Funding Opportunities!
LAST CALL!!!! - Applications Due December, 11th at 5pm

Are you in need of funds for a neighborhood project that helps advance heritage tourism for your community? 

BNHA offers the Neighborhood Placemaking Grant Program for small, non-capital projects in the range of $1,500 - $5,000 with a required one for one match.

MHT Virtual Roadshow:
An Overview of MHT & MHAA Grant Programs

Which grant program is the best fit
for your historic preservation or heritage tourism project?

Find out by watching the MHT Virtual Roadshow, coming to screen near you on Tuesday, December 8 at 10 am!

View live on YouTube at
or on MHT’s Facebook page.


The Maryland Historical Trust is hosting webinars in January for prospective applicants for the Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program. This competitive funding program provides grants for construction projects on buildings or structures listed on or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Webinars are free, but you must register in advance.

Shop unique Baltimore-themed gifts from student artists and your favorite museums. There are items for every budget and your purchases will go a long way in keeping our museums going this holiday season and encouraging our future artists to keep creating.

BNHA in the News!
Baltimore Museum Tries New Model to Bring Visitors Back
The Baltimore Museum of Industry is innovating its visitor experience! Check out this article from the Daily Record 
with comments from Shauntee Daniels, Executive Director.

Virtual Highlight Tours Still Available
Via the BNHA YouTube Page
As you shop on Amazon this holiday season, make sure that you designate BNHA as the organization to benefit from your purchase via the Amazon Smile Program.

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