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See Our Star-Spangled Banner Replica Around Maryland!
|Richard Troxell performs the National Anthem in front of our Star-Spangled Banner replica during the opening day baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Baltimore. |
Photo: Patrick Semansky, AP
Our replica Star-Spangled Banner flag accurately represents the 30 x 42-foot banner that flew over Fort McHenry and inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Made entirely by hand, bearing fifteen stars and fifteen stripes, the replica Star-Spangled Banner flag was created by over 200 'stitchers' and more than 1,000 volunteers at the Maryland Historical Society in the summer of 2013, using authentic fabric and hand stitching techniques -- just like Mary Pickersgill did in the summer of 1813.
Most recently, the flag was seen at the Baltimore Orioles' Opening Day festivities. In March, it was proudly carried aboard the Pride of Baltimore II to Annapolis for Maryland Day celebrations with The Fort McHenry Guard.
Now, in commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the National Anthem, the flag is on the move once again!
So mark your calendars; you will be able to see it at the following commemorations in May! We will continue to update you with flag events throughout the spring and summer.
|May Star-Spangled Banner Replica Appearances|
|May 3 | 10 AM - 5 PM | Havre de Grace|
War Of 1812 Commemoration
Visit Havre de Grace to commemorate the anniversary of the British invasion! There will be encampments throughout town, tours aboard Pride of Baltimore II, the Fort McHenry Junior Fife and Drum Corps, period demonstrations and vendors, and the MdHS replica Star-Spangled Banner Flag!
Contact: Susquehanna Museum of HdG at the Lock House
|May 10 | 9 AM - 5 PM|
Marlborough Day 2014
This year's Parade Grand Marshall is the Upper Marlboro Historic Committee, in conjunction with the 200th anniversary of the town's role in the War of 1812 and our national anthem. Our SSB will be a part of the celebrations.
|June Star-Spangled Banner Replica Appearances|
|June 6-8 (See our flag on June 7) | Leonardtown|
Raiders & Invaders Weekend
Three days of fun add up to one fantastic weekend.Friday and Saturday in Leonardtown, it's music, street theater, food, brews and fun along the waterfront. Sunday, experience the rich history and culture of the entire St. Mary's peninsula. It's all just a short drive south of D.C. and Baltimore. For more info
|June 21 and 22 | St. Leonard|
Battle of St. Leonard's Creek
See our flag on June 21 and June 22
Step back in time with Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum to experience what life was like during the War of 1812. This two day spectacular event will feature battle reenactments, living history, music, dance, vendors, food, and much much more! The event is free and open to the public.