April 2023
May is only the beginning for great events in Baltimore - a great summer is ahead in the Heritage Area! The Baltimore National Heritage Area is about neighborhoods, heritage, and culture. We are here to support our partner organizations to amplify our city’s heritage – and everything you need to make living and playing in Baltimore an amazing experience is right here in our backyard.
The farmers’ markets are back in full swing. The parks are open for events and festivals, SoWeBoAFramFlicks on the Hill, a visit to the Carrie Murray Nature Center, or experience hiking in the Gwynns Falls. Be sure to check out the happenings at the Waterfront Partnership calendar of events and don’t miss the Charles Street Promenade. All of these places and spaces are also opportunities to capture images for our It’s Snap! Baltimore photo contest.  We are calling on everyone to learn something new you didn’t know about Baltimore then engage with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram. We want to hear from you!

Another opportunity to engage with BNHA is with our many grant programs! Right now our Heritage Investment Grant Fund is open (closes June 1) and if you have a great non-capital project that supports heritage tourism in the Heritage Area, we want you to apply! This year, we have $250,000 to award and you can request up to $20,000 for a project with a required $1 for $1 match (up to 25% of your match can be volunteers/in-kind support). BNHA’s grant awards support our partners in telling their unique story of Baltimore and engage audiences to hear that story. This can be through festivals, exhibitions, conservation efforts, collections care projects with a public-facing component, public history programs, or walking tours – as examples. We also recognize that the behind-the-scenes heritage tourism work also needs marketing, operating funds, and capacity-building support. All of this is supported under our Heritage Investment Grant Fund.

I'm looking forward to seeing you around town and working together to share what is authentically Baltimore.
Shauntee Daniels
Executive Director
Baltimore City has a roster of historic buildings that it owns and runs. Learn more about the stories and architecture of these historic buildings and the City's plan for future uses for many of Baltimore's cultural gems.

Do you have a non-capital project located within Baltimore’s heritage area
Apply for a grant award that promotes non-capital heritage tourism projects that encourages the public to visit Baltimore’s many historic and cultural sites, attractions, parks and trails – celebrating the city’s history and exploring our recreational green spaces. For more information and the grant application guidelines, please visit our website. NEW: You can apply for an award up to $20,000 this year (with required $1 for $1 match).

Photo Credit: Eubie Blake
Cultural Center - Public Collections and Archival Project
(funded by the Heritage Investment Grant Fun
Photo Credit: NPS

The Underrepresented Communities Grant Program is now accepting applications for competitive grants. Since 2014, the NPS has awarded almost $3 million in grants to diversify the nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.DEADLINE: July 18, 2023

Photo Credit: NPS

History of Equal Rights Grant Program awards preservation grants that will tell the story of equal rights for all Americans. Funded through the NPS’s Historic Preservation Fund, the History of Equal Rights grant program preserves sites related to the struggle for any or all people to achieve equal rights in America. DEADLINE: JULY 11, 2023

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 white.

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

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.