Monthly Archives: May 2012

OpSail 2012 Virginia welcomes tall ships to 10 communities

By: Holly Prestidge | Richmond Times-Dispatch Published: May 31, 2012 For the folks who live in the quiet farming community of Cape Charles on Virginia’s Eastern Shore — “Mayberry by the Sea,” as some locals call it — life is … Continue reading

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Valley Views: how’s your history?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 By Joan Rusek, Sun News Quick, who won the war of 1812? You remember that second war between the U.S. and England, just 30 years after the end of the Revolutionary War, in which the U.S. … Continue reading

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All Silver for Harborfest

Wednesday May 30, 2012 Annual festival celebrates its 25th year By Alyssa Mammano The talk of the town, Harborfest, is turning back time for its 25th anniversary with a “Back to the Future” theme coinciding with the bicentennial of the … Continue reading

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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Events Mark 200th Anniversary of War of 1812

May 31, 2012 By Jay Lloyd NORFOLK, Va. (CBS) — In case you missed it, this year marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812.  Starting this week, 1812-inspired pageants and festivals offer exciting getaway opportunities. It was a war … Continue reading

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A War of 1812 Bicentennial Rememberance Proclamation in Watkinsville

By: JP Crisan | Sun, 05/27/2012 BY JP CRISAN On Saturday, May 26, Watkinsville celebrated Memorial Day Weekend in the time honored tradition of family fun, picnicking, cakewalks, and speeches honoring America’s veterans and local community leaders. With the generous … Continue reading

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Sultana’s arrival to kick off weekend of OpSail activities

delmarvanow.com May. 30, 2012  | C Written by Carol Vaughn Staff Writer ONANCOCK — The schooner Sultana will arrive at the Onancock wharf on Friday, June 1, kicking off a long weekend of activities including live music, free ship tours, history … Continue reading

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MD Humanities Council’s 2012 Chautauqua Living History Series Brings the War of 1812 to Life

5/29/2012   Illustration by Tom Chalkley The Maryland Humanities Council (MHC), in conjunction with local partners, will present the 18th annual summer Chautauqua series, commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812, from July 5–July 13 at six regional locations … Continue reading

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