Press Releases

“The Star-Spangled Banner’s” 80thAnniversary Celebration includes the Original 197 Year Old Manuscript by Francis Scott Key

Original Star Spangled Banner Manuscript Leaves Baltimore for the First Time on March 1st and 2nd

Baltimore Md.- February 27, 2011 -The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) is loaning the priceless original manuscript of the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key to the National Anthem Celebration Foundation on Tuesday, March 1 for an event in Annapolis.  The following day the document will be lent to the National Park Service at Fort McHenry for three months. The document has never before been out of Baltimore.

Maryland’s Largest Civil War Exhibit Opens April 16th

Baltimore, Maryland  (March 8, 2011) -The Maryland Historical Society’s (MdHS) Museum will open Maryland’s largest and most comprehensive Civil War exhibit on April 16.