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  • Focus turns to preserving history unearthed in Patterson Park dig

    Focus turns to preserving history unearthed in Patterson Park dig
    Now that signs of the history of Hampstead Hill have been unearthed, historians hope to keep its 200-year-old stories from being forgotten again soon. Advocates for Patterson Park and Baltimore's legacy of the War of 1812 plan new signs and displays for...
  • Adding a historical note to Memorial Day celebrations

    Adding a historical note to Memorial Day celebrations
    With his fife's high-pitched notes soaring over the enthusiastic throngs that gather each year at historic sites to celebrate Memorial Day, Dave Embrey is an attention-getter. Clad in historically accurate attire, the longtime Savage resident performs...
  • State archaeologists, Rockbridge students dig deep into history along Generals Highway

    State archaeologists, Rockbridge students dig deep into history along Generals Highway
    For local archaeologists, the piece de resistance would be to find items that once belonged to Comte de Rochambeau, the French army commander during the American Revolution. He and 5,000 troops are said to have encamped at Belvoir-Scott's Plantation...
  • Help for Howard residents curious about their ancestors

    Help for Howard residents curious about their ancestors
    Among the generations of fine ancestors Dennis Ayers discovered while climbing through the branches of his family tree are a "witch" and an "Indian-slayer." Then there's the 11th-century tale of the origin of his family name with William the Conqueror's...
  • Baltimore County forensic artist helps give a face to African slave history

    Baltimore County forensic artist helps give a face to African slave history
    Archaeologist Julie Schablitsky has stared at many relics unearthed from Maryland's landscape. Rarely, she says, has one stared back. But that happened Friday at a sprawling farm in rural Charles County that holds the graves of 23 people who are...
  • Deadline is Friday for Bel Air Independence Day Parade applications

    Deadline is Friday for Bel Air Independence Day Parade applications
    It's not too late to join in the celebration of "200 Star Spangled Years" in Bel Air, but time is growing short to submit an application to be part of the 2014 Bel Air Independence Day Parade. The Bel Air Independence Day Committee is looking for...
  • If we only loved water as much as the waterfront

    If we only loved water as much as the waterfront
    Two years ago, during bicentennial commemorations for the War of 1812, I was struck by how important the waterfront is to Baltimore. That might seem like an odd thing for a Baltimorean to say, but unless you own waterfront property, work near it or...
  • Fort McHenry park ranger portrays Francis Scott Key at Charlestown Retirement Community

    Fort McHenry park ranger portrays Francis Scott Key at Charlestown Retirement Community
    “Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light,” reverberated throughout a room at Charlestown Retirement Community Friday, marking the 200th anniversary of the day “The Star-Spangled Banner” was written by Francis Scott Key....
  • Modest crowd heads to HdG for War of 1812 celebration

    A modest crowd gathered around the Lighthouse Keeper's House in Havre de Grace Saturday morning to hear tales from two Africans who fought side-by-side with whites in the British and American armies during the War of 1812. The War of 1812 was...
  • Glenn, Martin reelected in HdG; Gamatoria back on the council

    Glenn, Martin reelected in HdG; Gamatoria back on the council
    The Havre de Grace City Council will not see any new faces this term. Incumbents David Glenn and Bill Martin were reelected, and former city councilman won the open spot in the four-way race for three seats following low voter turnout in Tuesday night'...
  • 'Star-Spangled Spectacular' celebration to be televised live on PBS

    'Star-Spangled Spectacular' celebration to be televised live on PBS
    Baltimore's celebration of the 200th anniversary of the penning of "The Star-Spangled Banner" will be broadcast live during a two-hour episode of PBS' "Great Performances" series on Sept. 13. The show is set for 8 p.m. and will be broadcast live from...
  • A car for subscribing to a newspaper? That was the deal in 1924 [History Matters]

    May 1965 "Savage: "Mr. Frank Bond, son of Mrs. Marie Bond, serving a two-year tour of duty with the Navy in the Philippines, has been made Chief Petty Officer. Frank, who also belongs to the Masonic Lodge in Savage, has been made a 32nd Degree Mason....