| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:08 AM
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...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...
| 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...
| Sep 13, 2013
•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...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 7:29 PM
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...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:15 PM
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...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 2:07 PM
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-...
| Jun 30, 2013
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...
| Jun 19, 2013
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,...
| Jul 2, 2013
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...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 12:46 PM
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...