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  • What happened to the Star-Spangled Banner's missing star?

    Decades of careful restoration and study have revealed a lot about the flag that flew over Fort McHenry after its defenders fought off a naval attack during the War of 1812: the swatches taken as mementos of the pivotal battle, the areas worn by time,...
  • 'O say' you can see the flag, manuscript of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' in one place

    WASHINGTON It's hard to sing and sometimes hard to remember. "The Star-Spangled Banner" is a challenge for even professional singers, who have stumbled over it at venues like the Super Bowl. But it is also the national anthem, the patriotic musical...
  • If we only loved water as much as the waterfront

    If we only loved water as much as the waterfront
    Two years ago, during bicentennial commemorations for the War of 1812, I was struck by how important the waterfront is to Baltimore. That might seem like an odd thing for a Baltimorean to say, but unless you own waterfront property, work near it or...
  • Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail opens for business

    Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail opens for business
    Two years ago, Baltimore rolled out the red carpet, and then some, for the War of 1812 bicentennial celebration, welcoming tens of thousands of visitors to commemorate what some have called the second war for American independence. This year, they'll be...
  • Help for Howard residents curious about their ancestors

    Among the generations of fine ancestors Dennis Ayers discovered while climbing through the branches of his family tree are a "witch" and an "Indian-slayer." Then there's the 11th-century tale of the origin of his family name with William the Conqueror's...
  • Baltimore County forensic artist helps give a face to African slave history

    Baltimore County forensic artist helps give a face to African slave history
    Archaeologist Julie Schablitsky has stared at many relics unearthed from Maryland's landscape. Rarely, she says, has one stared back. But that happened Friday at a sprawling farm in rural Charles County that holds the graves of 23 people who are...
  • 'Family of Flagmakers' exhibit explores the lives of the women who made the Star-Spangled Banner

    'Family of Flagmakers' exhibit explores the lives of the women who made the Star-Spangled Banner
    There are two ghosts in "Family of Flagmakers," an exhibit at the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House about the lives of the women who made the flag immortalized in verse by Francis Scott Key. "Family of Flagmakers" is described as the first exhibit ever to...
  • Blue Angels mark a soaring return to Annapolis

    Blue Angels mark a soaring return to Annapolis
    For three years there have been no diamond rolls or sneak passes in the skies above Annapolis. That's changing this week as the Blue Angels elite aerobatic team returns to the Naval Academy for an air show scheduled for Wednesdayweather permitting,...
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  • Canada is penny-less, and the U.S. should be too

    A famous American, Benjamin Franklin, is credited with coining the phrase “A penny saved is a penny earned.” And though no one famous is taking credit for it, in Canada, they’ve turned that around: “A penny destroyed is money in...
  • Renee Fleming donates Super Bowl gown to Smithsonian

    Renee Fleming donates Super Bowl gown to Smithsonian
    Renée Fleming is donating the Vera Wang gown she wore to perform the national anthem at this year's Super Bowl game to the Smithsonian in Washington. The National Museum of American History will display the gown starting June 14. The gown -- which is...