| May 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
This timeless trip begins with a classic ride.
"The car is a 1913 Model T," says Captain Jack Spratt, as he greets his guests at Rhode Island's famed Ocean House.
His old Ford takes folks on a scenic drive through Watch Hill, but that's not all. At...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Americans this weekend will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the poem that became the nation’s national anthem, a bit of verse written by a pro-slavery lawyer put to the melody of a British song that praised drinking and sex.
Oh, say what?...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Location: The central region of Frederick County. Mount Airy is to the east, Middletown is to the west and Emmitsburg lies to the north.
Average property listing price: Frederick properties run $227,443 for attached homes and $304,304 for detached homes...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Remember how history class at the start of every school year began with the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence? Some of it has long since blurred; some of it is fable. (See Question 11.) If you wanted to see the Declaration of...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 8:55 PM
A.J. (Jack) Langguth, a former foreign correspondent, longtime USC professor and historian of wars whose book on the Vietnam conflict was widely admired for a narrative sweep that gave serious weight to the perspectives of ordinary North Vietnamese and...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:08 PM
In the summer of 2013, I visited the Clifton Mansion, which sits atop the little hill in the Northeast Baltimore park and golf course, as a $7 million restoration effort got underway.
And while the place looked much improved — at least the grim...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Location: Talbot County’s Eastern Shore, about 10 miles west of Easton. Kent Island and Chester are to the north, and Cambridge is to the south.
Average property listing price: $361,000, according to Babette Farrell, a Realtor at Long & Foster Real...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 9:45 AM
"The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States. The lyrics come from "Defense of Fort McHenry," a poem written in 1814 by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by...
| Sep 20, 2014
Much has been written about the War of 1812 bicentennial events, but I would like kudos to go to the Creative Alliance for putting on a wonderful event in Patterson Park on Sunday. After spending the afternoon in the park on Boston Street watching the...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Could the police have waited 10 more minutes before pulling the plug?
That's the question that was being asked this week by some of the people who attended Sunday's Hampstead Hill Festival at Patterson Park. The daylong commemoration of the bicentennial...
| Sep 20, 2014
David and Ginger Hildebrand, founders of the Colonial Music Institute, have a rare but obvious talent that facilitated a musical program that includes historical information about our city and state ("'Banner' a hit song with staying power," Sept. 8)....