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  • Fort McHenry captures the glory of Defenders' Day

    Fort McHenry captures the glory of Defenders' Day
    Baltimore went a little War-of-1812-crazy last year, when some 1.5 million people crowded into the Inner Harbor to celebrate the bicentennial of the last time Great Britain invaded the U.S. And things should get even crazier next year, when Charm City...
  • Another First Friday extravaganza in Havre de Grace [Havre de Grace]

    It's First Fridays, dear readers: Tonight in downtown Havre de Grace, 5-9 p.m. Be there! Saturday morning (Sept. 7) rise and shine to the Havre de Grace Farmer's Market, 450 Pennington Avenue. Booths set up 9 a.m. to noon. The 25th Children's Art...
  • Howard County datebook Datebook

    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...
  • Savage/North Laurel

    Meetings •The Savage Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in Room 3 at the Faith and Ministry Center, 9032 Baltimore St. Free and open to the public. Information: 301-725-1241. •The North Laurel Civic Association meets at 7...
  • Philipp Meyer on "The Son"

    Philipp Meyer on "The Son"
    In "The Son," Philipp Meyer's sprawling multigenerational saga about a powerful Texas family, the author harvests the state's sad, passionate, often violent history, from its origins as an embattled republic to its present-day condition as an arid...
  • Ohio island prepares for battle — in a good way

     Ohio island prepares for battle — in a good way
    PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio — Midwesterners aren't likely to consider northern Ohio a war zone, but in the War of 1812 it certainly was. To this day, remnants of the Battle of Lake Erie remain here on South Bass Island, due east of Toledo. In the Perry's...
  • Another Niagara

    Another Niagara
    NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ontario — The word "Niagara" might reflexively make you think "Falls." Not far from that majestic wall of water, though, is another Niagara worth more than the cursory snapshot on a honeymoon road trip. It's a brief 30-...
  • War of 1812: British raids terrorize the James

    Not long after British assault troops stormed past the outnumbered defenders of Hampton — leaving a trail of pillage, murder and rape in their wake — the alarm began to sound along the James River. The day after the June 25, 1813 attack, the...
  • War of 1812: Gunboats attack off Newport News Point

    Two centuries after prowling into Hampton Roads, the size and power of the British fleet sent to punish the Chesapeake Bay region during the War of 1812 can be hard to imagine. Just one of the Royal Navy's massive ships of the line boasted 74 guns,...
  • Civil War: Gettysburg's second front

     Civil War: Gettysburg's second front
    Soon after Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia started marching from Fredericksburg toward the fateful July 1-3, 1863, Battle of Gettysburg, the telegraph line to Fort Monroe starting humming. "Lee's Army is in motion toward the...
  • Naval Academy Museum to close Mondays for furloughs

    Naval Academy Museum to close Mondays for furloughs
    The Naval Academy Museum is now a casualty of Defense Department furloughs. The museum in Preble Hall, normally a seven-day operation, will be closed on Mondays through Sept. 29, an academy spokeswoman said Friday. It will remain open Tuesday through...