"All the projects are ready to go and most have the required match in hand," Bill Pencek, executive director of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, said at an event Thursday at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore.
Fort McHenry route.
The Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and Maryland Public Television each received $100,000 for their efforts during June's "Sailabration" event in Baltimore. The Visionary Art Museum secured $26,750 for its "A Very Visionary Star-Spangled Sidewalk" project, which is about to get under way.
Grantees have 18 months to match the funds and complete the projects.