Fort Meade - USNA - Andrews AFB: A Star-Spangled Celebration, August 30, 2014

A Star-Spangled Celebration, August 30, 2014

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. 

Hughesville Garden Club

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.

Special events:

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.

This infoMargaret Wodarmation was provided to you by Margaret Woda, an Associate Broker with Long & Foster Real Estate in Crofton Maryland. Contact Margaret today for general real estate information or to learn how she can help you buy or sell a home in Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton, Davidsonville, Gambrills, and Odenton. 

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Comment balloon 10 commentsMargaret Woda • August 27 2014 03:57AM


Margaret, this looks like a fun filled day, I hope you enjoy it.  Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it.

Posted by June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (Remax New Beginnings) almost 3 years ago

Sounds like a great local event to celebrate Labor Day.  Hope you have a great weekend.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 3 years ago

Ditto what Chris said and I hope it is well attended I will be working and will not be able to attend any thing !

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, C&G Real Estate Consulting (C&G Consulting) almost 3 years ago

Hope you are able to enjoy this event.  It certainly looks like it will attract a lof of folks.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) almost 3 years ago

Joan WhitebookYolanda Cordova-GilbertChris Ann ClelandJune Piper-Brandon - I won't be able to attend it either but it does look like a fun event. We have season tickets to Terps football, so that's where we'll be headed on Saturday!  Thanks for reading and commenting, Ladies.

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) almost 3 years ago

Hi Margaret, Now this is an event I could really get into. Love it!

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) almost 3 years ago

Hi Margaret, I'm glad to see  that you have your priorities straight. I would go to the football game too. But I don't understand why they would name the team after a mud turtle.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) almost 3 years ago


Sounds like a fun community event and celebration. I do think I would prefer the football game myself. Go Terps!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) almost 3 years ago

William Johnson - If only there weren't so many other things going on this weekend! If I had small children, this event would win over the Terps game, but I don't...

Bill Roberts - Didn't you know... the Diamondback is a viscious attack turtle - And besides, it's not a politically incorrect team name. Go Redskins! LOL.

 Jeff Dowler CRS - Lots of Bi-Centenniel events in Maryland over the past two years, but this one does seem to have a lot of fun and educational activities. 'Hoping the Terps can win one game, at least, in their first season with the Big Ten, and this game against a non-conference opponent may be their best chance.

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) almost 3 years ago

Hi Margaret, at the very least it was a special day for Francis Scott Key.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 3 years ago

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