October 2020
History Through Art Submission 2020 - Gertrude Smith
We have made it to fall! While 2020 for many of us has felt like the year that never ends, I am encouraged that things are getting better in the tourism community and our rebound is getting closer every day. In the spirit of growth, I am so excited to let you in on the big news that BNHA has been approved to expand its State heritage area boundary. This means that many more neighborhoods will now have the opportunity to be served by BNHA. Please scroll down for the list of new neighborhoods that we cannot wait to work with!

I see your pictures of Baltimore every day on social media and now is the time to submit those photos for our It's A SNAP 2020 photo contest. The submission timeline is wrapping up at the end of the month and we want you to be part of the official story of Baltimore. Not only can you win prizes, but your work will also be featured in promotional pieces to support the heritage area.

Many of our cultural institutions have gift shops that are not seeing the traffic they normally see as we get closer to the holiday season. Let us help you with traffic to your online stores and exposure for your hottest Baltimore themed product. BNHA is hosting an online Holiday Bazaar 2020. All you have to do is provide an image, description and price for your star product and we will list it in our online bazaar and push it out on our channels. Our followers are all looking to sample Baltimore and your gift item may be just what they are looking for! Don't worry we will handle fulfillment for you if needed.

BNHA is busy trying to improve and expand the services that we provide to our partners. Please take advantage of what we have to offer and pass this email on to others who may benefit as well. We are all in this together and if we all collectively do our part things will definitely improve for our industry. Change only comes through engagement - make sure you are politically engaged on November 3rd.
Shauntee Daniels
Executive Director
Our State boundary has been given the approval to expand! We are now welcoming the following areas to the BNHA family:

Oliver-Johnston Square
Greenmount West
Clifton Park
Mount Washington
Pimlico Racetrack/Pimlico Good Neighbors
Herring Run Park
Morgan State University
Morgan Park

These neighborhoods are now eligible for 
Maryland Heritage Areas Authority grant programs.
We cannot wait to see all the great work they will do with our help
to continue to make Baltimore's heritage area the best it can be!

IT'S A SNAP! 2020 Photo Contest Accepting Entries

Are you an aspiring photojournalist or a avid shutterbug?

Funding Opportunities!
Calling All Museum Partners!

The Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA) wants to support your organization during this holiday season by inviting you to be part of BNHA’s Online Holiday Bazaar 2020. We are looking to feature your hottest seasonal product that best represents your organization and we will share it with our national audience looking for items that reflect the very best of Baltimore’s culture and neighborhoods.

Our Online Holiday Bazaar 2020 will run November 12th - December 12th. Your institution, product and store link will be featured on our website shopping page at explorebaltimore.org. Let us use our network to support you!

To be part of our bazaar simply click the google form link below. You must submit this form by 10/31/20 to be part of the bazaar. If you have additional questions or need help with fulfillment, please reach out to Shauntee Daniels.

BNHA Donated Water to Squeegee Youth this Summer

You may have seen our BNHA water bottles this summer at some of the most popular intersections in the city.

BNHA in its continued effort to support the youth of Baltimore donated cases of BNHA branded water to squeegee youth to sell. This donation allowed them to offer another service to their customers and boost their entrepreneurial bottom lines while also familiarizing them with the heritage area and their special connection to the story of Baltimore.

BNHA in the News!

Open Doors Baltimore - Pennsylvania Avenue Heritage Trail
Check out the BNHA mention on the radio show "On the Record" on WYPR. BNHA's Urban Ranger, Bradley Alston, previews his virtual Pennsylvania Avenue tour as part of Open Doors Baltimore.

Virtual Highlight Tours Still Available
Via the BNHA YouTube Page

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