Calvert County Observes War of 1812 Bicentennial

Southern Maryland News Net
March 24, 2014
March 24, 2014
Tall Ships, Battle Re-enactments and More Mark War’s Summer 1814 Southern Maryland Campaign

The War of 1812, which lasted from June 18, 1812, to Feb. 16, 1815, had a major impact on Calvert County. This summer marks the 200th anniversary of the war’s pivotal Southern Maryland battles. Calvert County’s Star-Spangled Celebration, with generous support from The Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, commemorates the anniversary with a host of exhibits and events, culminating in a stirring Tall Ship Invasion and the thrilling 1812 Fair and Re-enactment June 21-22.

The 1812 Fair and Re-enactment
Saturday, June 21, 10 am-5 pm.
Sunday, June 22, 10 am-4 pm.
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, St. Leonard
410-586-8501 • http://www.jefpat.org

Travel back to the early 1800s to commemorate the Battle of St. Leonard Creek, the largest naval engagement in Maryland’s history. Visitors can enjoy 1812 re-enactor encampments, skirmishes and living history. Battle demonstrations will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. On Sunday the battle re-enactment at 2 p.m. will include tall ships that will sail from Solomons earlier in the day.

In addition to the military activities, the event will feature period dance lessons, spinning, weaving, hands-on sewing, knot tying, blacksmith demonstrations, an 1800s fashion talk and much more. There will even be a tightrope walker! Ongoing children’s games and activities will give young visitors a chance to play a game of graces or cricket and make a corn husk doll. Music, theater and dance performances as well as cooking and clothing demonstrations will be available all weekend long.

Tavern Night, to be held 6-10 p.m. Saturday, June 21, will feature beer, wine and food for purchase. Live music performed by Ship’s Company will complement the tavern atmosphere. Entrance is $10 per person, $8 for Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum members or guests in period costume. All proceeds will support educational programming at JPPM.

The Tall Ship Invasion
Saturday-Sunday, June 21-22
Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons
410-326-2042 • http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com

Tall ships are coming to Solomons! The Calvert Marine Museum has enlisted four tall ships to participate in the celebration of the bicentennial. The ships will start arriving June 17 and will all be docked at various ports around the island by Friday, June 20. The Kalmar Nyckel from Wilmington, Del., will be the first to arrive, unmistakable with its bright blue hull and tall masts, and will dock at Waterman’s Wharf. On June 18 The Pride of Baltimore II arrives, docking at the Solomons Island Yacht Club. On June 19 the beautiful schooner Sultana from Chestertown, Md., is scheduled to dock at Zahniser’s Yachting Center and the Dove from Historic St. Mary’s City will sail into the museum’s dock on June 20.
There are many opportunities for public sails and educational programs throughout the week. On Saturday, June 21, the museum is open free to the public and all ships are offering free “Open Ship” tours from 9 to 11 am. Free transportation between docking sites will be provided so visitors can park at the museum and move readily from ship to ship. On Sunday, June 22, all ships will sail in convoy up the Patuxent River and anchor offshore at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum to participate in the re-enactment of the Battle of St. Leonard Creek scheduled for 2 pm. For schedules and details, check the museum’s website.

Raffle tickets are also available for a chance to be an observer aboard either The Pride of Baltimore II or Sultana during the battle re-enactment at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum on Sunday, June 22. Tickets are $50 each for five people to board in Solomons and sail to JPPM and back. Just 200 tickets will be sold with two winners to be drawn June 3. Winners need not be present. Tickets and information are available at http://www.calvertchamber.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=321.

Tall Ships, Battle Re-enactments and More Mark War’s Summer 1814 Southern Maryland Campaign

The War of 1812, which lasted from June 18, 1812, to Feb. 16, 1815, had a major impact on Calvert County. This summer marks the 200th anniversary of the war’s pivotal Southern Maryland battles. Calvert County’s Star-Spangled Celebration, with generous support from The Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, commemorates the anniversary with a host of exhibits and events, culminating in a stirring Tall Ship Invasion and the thrilling 1812 Fair and Re-enactment June 21-22.

War-of-1812The 1812 Fair and Re-enactment
Saturday, June 21, 10 am-5 pm.
Sunday, June 22, 10 am-4 pm.
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, St. Leonard
410-586-8501 • www.jefpat.org

Travel back to the early 1800s to commemorate the Battle of St. Leonard Creek, the largest naval engagement in Maryland’s history. Visitors can enjoy 1812 re-enactor encampments, skirmishes and living history. Battle demonstrations will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. On Sunday the battle re-enactment at 2 p.m. will include tall ships that will sail from Solomons earlier in the day.

In addition to the military activities, the event will feature period dance lessons, spinning, weaving, hands-on sewing, knot tying, blacksmith demonstrations, an 1800s fashion talk and much more. There will even be a tightrope walker! Ongoing children’s games and activities will give young visitors a chance to play a game of graces or cricket and make a corn husk doll. Music, theater and dance performances as well as cooking and clothing demonstrations will be available all weekend long.

War-of-1812Tavern Night, to be held 6-10 p.m. Saturday, June 21, will feature beer, wine and food for purchase. Live music performed by Ship’s Company will complement the tavern atmosphere. Entrance is $10 per person, $8 for Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum members or guests in period costume. All proceeds will support educational programming at JPPM.

The Tall Ship Invasion
Saturday-Sunday, June 21-22
Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons
410-326-2042 • www.calvertmarinemuseum.com

 

Tall ships are coming to Solomons! The Calvert Marine Museum has enlisted four tall ships to participate in the celebration of the bicentennial. The ships will start arriving June 17 and will all be docked at various ports around the island by Friday, June 20. The Kalmar Nyckel from Wilmington, Del., will be the first to arrive, unmistakable with its bright blue hull and tall masts, and will dock at Waterman’s Wharf. On June 18 The Pride of Baltimore II arrives, docking at the Solomons Island Yacht Club. On June 19 the beautiful schooner Sultana from Chestertown, Md., is scheduled to dock at Zahniser’s Yachting Center and the Dove from Historic St. Mary’s City will sail into the museum’s dock on June 20. 

There are many opportunities for public sails and educational programs throughout the week. On Saturday, June 21, the museum is open free to the public and all ships are offering free “Open Ship” tours from 9 to 11 am. Free transportation between docking sites will be provided so visitors can park at the museum and move readily from ship to ship. On Sunday, June 22, all ships will sail in convoy up the Patuxent River and anchor offshore at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum to participate in the re-enactment of the Battle of St. Leonard Creek scheduled for 2 pm. For schedules and details, check the museum’s website.

Raffle tickets are also available for a chance to be an observer aboard either The Pride of Baltimore II or Sultana during the battle re-enactment at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum on Sunday, June 22. Tickets are $50 each for five people to board in Solomons and sail to JPPM and back. Just 200 tickets will be sold with two winners to be drawn June 3. Winners need not be present. Tickets and information are available at http://www.calvertchamber.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=321.

 

– See more at: http://smnewsnet.com/archives/97558/calvert-county-observes-war-of-1812-bicentennial/#sthash.eEW9gCEq.dpuf

Tall Ships, Battle Re-enactments and More Mark War’s Summer 1814 Southern Maryland Campaign

The War of 1812, which lasted from June 18, 1812, to Feb. 16, 1815, had a major impact on Calvert County. This summer marks the 200th anniversary of the war’s pivotal Southern Maryland battles. Calvert County’s Star-Spangled Celebration, with generous support from The Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, commemorates the anniversary with a host of exhibits and events, culminating in a stirring Tall Ship Invasion and the thrilling 1812 Fair and Re-enactment June 21-22.

War-of-1812The 1812 Fair and Re-enactment
Saturday, June 21, 10 am-5 pm.
Sunday, June 22, 10 am-4 pm.
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, St. Leonard
410-586-8501 • www.jefpat.org

Travel back to the early 1800s to commemorate the Battle of St. Leonard Creek, the largest naval engagement in Maryland’s history. Visitors can enjoy 1812 re-enactor encampments, skirmishes and living history. Battle demonstrations will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. On Sunday the battle re-enactment at 2 p.m. will include tall ships that will sail from Solomons earlier in the day.

In addition to the military activities, the event will feature period dance lessons, spinning, weaving, hands-on sewing, knot tying, blacksmith demonstrations, an 1800s fashion talk and much more. There will even be a tightrope walker! Ongoing children’s games and activities will give young visitors a chance to play a game of graces or cricket and make a corn husk doll. Music, theater and dance performances as well as cooking and clothing demonstrations will be available all weekend long.

War-of-1812Tavern Night, to be held 6-10 p.m. Saturday, June 21, will feature beer, wine and food for purchase. Live music performed by Ship’s Company will complement the tavern atmosphere. Entrance is $10 per person, $8 for Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum members or guests in period costume. All proceeds will support educational programming at JPPM.

The Tall Ship Invasion
Saturday-Sunday, June 21-22
Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons
410-326-2042 • www.calvertmarinemuseum.com

 

Tall ships are coming to Solomons! The Calvert Marine Museum has enlisted four tall ships to participate in the celebration of the bicentennial. The ships will start arriving June 17 and will all be docked at various ports around the island by Friday, June 20. The Kalmar Nyckel from Wilmington, Del., will be the first to arrive, unmistakable with its bright blue hull and tall masts, and will dock at Waterman’s Wharf. On June 18 The Pride of Baltimore II arrives, docking at the Solomons Island Yacht Club. On June 19 the beautiful schooner Sultana from Chestertown, Md., is scheduled to dock at Zahniser’s Yachting Center and the Dove from Historic St. Mary’s City will sail into the museum’s dock on June 20. 

There are many opportunities for public sails and educational programs throughout the week. On Saturday, June 21, the museum is open free to the public and all ships are offering free “Open Ship” tours from 9 to 11 am. Free transportation between docking sites will be provided so visitors can park at the museum and move readily from ship to ship. On Sunday, June 22, all ships will sail in convoy up the Patuxent River and anchor offshore at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum to participate in the re-enactment of the Battle of St. Leonard Creek scheduled for 2 pm. For schedules and details, check the museum’s website.

Raffle tickets are also available for a chance to be an observer aboard either The Pride of Baltimore II or Sultana during the battle re-enactment at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum on Sunday, June 22. Tickets are $50 each for five people to board in Solomons and sail to JPPM and back. Just 200 tickets will be sold with two winners to be drawn June 3. Winners need not be present. Tickets and information are available at http://www.calvertchamber.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=321.

 

– See more at: http://smnewsnet.com/archives/97558/calvert-county-observes-war-of-1812-bicentennial/#sthash.eEW9gCEq.dpuf

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