| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Readers of Jonathan Pitts' story about Francis Scott Key's manuscript of "The Star Spangled Banner" being the centerpiece of the Maryland's Star-Spangled Summer celebration of our state's role in the War of 1812 ("Anthem celebration to have rockets' red...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:00 AM
A month after the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, some 400 Marylanders saved the Continental Army from near-certain annihilation.
A superior British force was poised to finish off the Americans at the Battle of Brooklyn —...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 8:38 AM
When soprano Renée Fleming takes to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday to perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl, she will sing to music performed by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
But the accompaniment will be a recording, not a live...
| Nov 8, 2013
Sunday, Nov. 10
Meet the authors Meg Wolitzer, Manil Suri and Kenneth Walsh will discuss their latest works of fiction and nonfiction at 3 p.m. at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Admission is $35....
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A downtown convention center with a publicly-funded Hilton hotel is not a circumstance unique to Baltimore. Cleveland will have its own large-scale Hilton opening for business in 2016, it was announced last month. Why? Because without a convention...
| Nov 1, 2013
Robert E. Lee was many years removed from fame when -- as a young officer in the Army Corps of Engineers --he packed up and left his quarters at Fort Monroe in late October 1834.
But the report he gave when he reported for his new job at the office of...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
For the first time in almost 40 years, someone other than Edward C. Papenfuse is the keeper of Maryland's memories.
Papenfuse, 70, retired last week as state archivist after a career spanning seven governors. Over that time he brought Maryland's...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 12:35 PM
From its cavernous subterranean vault, Baltimore's Washington Monument seems every bit its nearly 200 years.
Plaster chips and crumbles to the touch. Mortar sealing together thousands of bricks and stones is deteriorating into sand. A mildewy odor fills...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:27 PM
The state of Maryland announced $1.2 million in new matching grants Monday to support events and projects commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
Fifteen Maryland non-profit and government entities will get the grants for projects or events,...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:12 PM
For the first time since 2010, it appears the Blue Angels will be back in full formation above graduation ceremonies at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis this spring.
They'll also show up above Baltimore next fall.
The U.S. Navy announced funding on...
| Sep 13, 2013
Monday, Sept. 16
Lecture Martin Gordon speaks on the War of 1812 at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road in Ellicott City. Free and open to the public. Information: 410-465-2977.
Workshop The Howard County Department of Citizen Services...