Maryland Historical Trust

Maryland Historical TrustThe Maryland Historical Trust is a state agency dedicated to preserving and interpreting the legacy of Maryland’s past.  Through research, conservation and education, the Trust assists the people of Maryland in understanding their historical and cultural heritage.  The Trust is an agency of the Maryland Department of Planning and serves as Maryland’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

The Trust was created in May of 1961 as a quasi-public corporation for the purpose of accepting and maintaining gifts of property and for assisting and encouraging preservation activities throughout the state.  Funding was provided by the State and leadership was provided by a Board of Trustees which still exists today.  Over the next few years, a survey and inventory program was initiated and financial assistance programs including state-funded grants and loans were developed.

Over time, the Trust’s mission has grown to include the review of state undertakings on historic propertiesassistance to non-state historical and cultural museumscultural conservation, underwater archeology, and heritage tourism activities.  Programs of the Trust include the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (JPPM) located in Calvert County, Maryland.  This 560-acre property was donated to the State of Maryland in trust to the Maryland Historical Trust on June 16, 1983 by Mrs. Jefferson Patterson to be a passive recreation, education, and research facility.   Today, JPPM is home to the State Museum of Archeology and the award-winning Maryland Archeological Conservation Laboratory.

Magothy River Association


The Magothy River Association
is an all-volunteer group representing about 46 communities along the Magothy River Watershed. Our efforts are devoted to projects that protect the welfare of the river and its inhabitants, such as:

*maintaining an oyster nursery at Downs Park
*restoring an oyster bar
*monitoring water quality
*helping to restore seagrasses

Broadneck Select Baseball

Broadneck Select BaseballBroadneck Select Baseball is a non-profit organization based on the Broadneck Peninsula in Annapolis, Maryland whose mission is “to create a competitive baseball environment for kids 11-18 to develop, expand and improve fundamental skills with the goal of playing high school baseball”. The 11 to 14 year old teams participate in the Chesapeake Baseball Association, the Mid-Maryland Travel Association or in the Anne Arundel County leagues, as well as participating in a variety of  tournaments throughout the season against a broad range of teams from Maryland/Delaware/Virginia.  Broadneck Select fields high school level teams after the baseball season that play in the Mickey Mantle and Connie Mack leagues run by the Anne Arundel Amateur Baseball Association (AAABA).

Four Rivers Heritage Area

Four Rivers, one of Maryland’s state heritage areas, is an established heritage tourism destination on the Chesapeake Bay’s western shore. With Annapolis, Maryland’s historic capital city, as its “crown jewel,” the Four Rivers Heritage Area stretches from Sandy Point State Park at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, through southern Anne Arundel County, to Rose Haven at the Calvert County line. Framed by the Chesapeake Bay on the east and by Route 2/Solomons Island Road on the west, Four Rivers reflects Maryland’s rich historic, cultural, and natural legacy.

College Manor

College Manor is a family-oriented residential community located on the Broadneck Peninsula in Arnold, Maryland, a few miles northeast of Annapolis. The neighborhood was developed in the early 1980s and is laid out as a series of cul-de-sacs with just one entrance/exit, thereby eliminating any concerns about drive-through traffic. There are 140 detached two-story single-family homes, generally built in the Colonial style. Neighborhood amenities include beautiful tree-lined streets, sidewalks, and a large recently-updated community playground with play equipment, picnic tables, park benches and a hiking trail through the adjacent wooded area.


The Friends of Quiet Waters Park

The Friends of Quiet Waters Park is a non-profit organization founded in 1990 and duly registered in the state of Maryland. The objective of the Friends is to support the operations of Quiet Waters Park – an Anne Arundel County Park – and to receive and maintain funds and real and/or personal property and apply such assets to:

*the operation, preservation, development, and enrichment of Quiet Waters Park
*furthering public education, awareness, research, interest in, and appreciation for the history, ecology, environment, and recreational aspects of Quiet Waters Park
*sponsoring affiliate organizations to facilitate the above named objectives
*engage in any other activity, as may be desirable, in support of the above named activities


Broadneck Park

Rec park logoBroadneck Park is located at 618 Broadneck Road in Arnold and is open all year from sunrise to sunset. The park features: Walking/Jogging Trails, an Exercise Course, Biking, Baseball/Softball Fields, Multipurpose Fields, Playground, Picnic Area, Pavilion (can be reserved), Concession Stand, Restrooms, off leash Dog Park, the Andy Smith Equestrian Center, and the Noah’s Ark Wildlife Rescue Center.

Broadneck Park Information
618 Broadneck Road
Arnold, MD 21401
Park open all year from sunrise to sunset.
(410) 222 – 7317 General Information

Panoramio has a good arial view of the park.

Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County

 Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel CountyThe Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County makes it easy for individuals, families, and groups to volunteer. We can assist you in finding a volunteer opportunity that utilizes your knowledge, skills, and positive energy. We want to help you to help others!

Here are a few examples of how the Volunteer Center has been connecting people with opportunities to serve others in Anne Arundel County: helping children in danger of dropping out of school by recruiting tutors and mentors for more than 40 local programs; By Recruiting over 300 volunteers and joining forces with 60 agencies for County Executive Leopold’s Annual Homeless Resource Days which provided each year more than 400 local homeless individuals and families, or those at risk of being homeless, with medical care, substance abuse resources, mental health counseling, housing and job assistance, and much more; sending volunteers to community assistance programs, food banks and shelters because financial stress and unemployment can lead to psychological despair and homelessness.

The Volunteer Center invites you to share your giving heart with your neighbors and your community by supporting volunteering.  In these challenging times when our community is more dependent than ever on volunteers, the role of the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County in mobilizing volunteers is more crucial than ever!