Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area Grant Workshop

The Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area is hosting a Grant Workshop on January 30, 2009 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Chesapeake College in HEC 110. This workshop is required for nonprofit groups and governmental agencies applying for Maryland Heritage Areas Authority grant funds for projects that enhance heritage tourism, museum programming, stewardship, and community heritage activities in Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties. Grant applicants must attend the workshop if they have not already attended an ESHI workshop in the past year.

The guest lecturer for the workshop this year is Amanda Murphy, Assistant Administrator for the heritage areas program of the Maryland Historical Trust, a division of the Maryland Department of Planning. Prior to joining the Trust Murphy served as development staff for the National Building Museum in Washington, DC and was an environmental policy advisor for two members of Congress. She has an undergraduate degree from PennState University and a master’s degree in historic preservation from Goucher College.

For further information about the grant workshop, contact Elizabeth Watson, executive director of the Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area at 410-778-1460 or 410-725-1272 or by e-mail