Celebrating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.
The Federated Garden Club of Maryland and the Crossroads at Hughesville Garden Club are sponsoring a Star Spangled Celebration of The Bicentennial of the War of 1812 on Saturday, August 30, 2014.
During the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key penned his poem titled "Defense of Fort McHenry" that later became the lyrics for our national anthem, the Star-Spangled Banner. Activities at Saturday's celebration in Benedict, Maryland, will provide a glimpse into lfe during that period of our history.
11:00 – “Wedding of 1812” Historical Re-enactment Narrated by Mike Callahan
11:30 – “Keech Family”, Readings of the Family’s Life During the War
12:00 – The Star Spangled Banner, sung by Carol Whitsell, “U.S. Daughters of 1812″
12:15 – Port Tobacco Pickers
2:00 – “Wedding of 1812” Historical Re-enactment Narrated by Mike Callahan
2:30 – “Keech Family”, Readings of the Family’s Life During the War
3:00 – Auction
4:00 – Port Tobacco Pickers
5:00 – The Star Spangled Banner, sung by Carol Whitsell, “U.S. Daughters of 1812″
All day events:
- Basket Maker, Pam King
- Blacksmith, Pat Fulcher
- Calvert-Arundel Swordsmen
- Calvert Spinners & Weavers
- Chesapeake Region Lace Guild
- US Daughters of 1812
- Hughesville Garden Club Corn Husk Dolls
- Hughesville Garden Club Market Place
- Meet the Authors: Howard Post, J. Carlton Sharp, Dodds & Hurry
- Nicole Stewart Portraits
- Toys & Games of 1812
DIRECTIONS: Maxwell Hall is located at 17388 Teaques Point Road, Benedict, MD. Take MD Route 3 South to left on Croom Rd and 382 S, left on MD 381S, left on MD 321E, left on Teaques Point Road.
This will be a busy weekend for Marylanders, with the Terps opening game at the University of Maryland in College Park and Navy at MIT Stadium in Baltimore, the Renaissance Festival in Crownsville, a visit by the Memphis Belle (a World War II B-17) in Baltimore, and countless local event including the annual Labor Day Festival at Sacred Heart Church in Bowie.
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