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  • Fragments of Ft. McHenry flag to be auctioned off this week

    Fragments of Ft. McHenry flag to be auctioned off this week
    Alas, they still haven't found the missing star.
  • Annapolis artist puts his stamp on the Battle of Baltimore

    Annapolis artist puts his stamp on the Battle of Baltimore
    Exploding cannon fire lit the sky and reflected off the water as rain poured down on American soldiers struggling to defend Fort McHenry against a British attack. It was September 1814, and after the Battle of Baltimore, Francis Scott Key penned the...

    Apple innovation more, and less, than Xerox copies

    Apple innovation more, and less, than Xerox copies
    As high-tech devices go, the folks at Apple and the rest have yet to introduce anything quite as hot as the one first shown to the public in a televised demonstration 55 years ago this week. The Xerox 914, the first of what we would come to know as the...

    Family-Friendly Exhibits

    Family-Friendly Exhibits
    MAZES Through Sept. 14. More than 60 puzzling experiences that inspire endless hours of exploration and ingenuity. Visitors can run a marathon with their fingers on the Finger Mazes; become a “webmaster” by climbing through an intricate web of...

    Academy Museum Director Kerry Brougher At Welcome Reception: Things Are 'Becoming Real'

    It's getting real for Kerry Brougher. The new Director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures technically began his job on July 1, but the Academy's Board of Governors held a cocktail reception Thursday night to officially welcome Brougher. "It's...