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A Post for Every Season

In 1958, seventeen-year-old American high school student Robert G. Heft needed to find a good project for his history class. Realizing that his nation might be on the cusp of something important, Heft decided what he would do was address the obvious problem presented by admitting two more states to the then 48-state United States. 791 more words


Star Spangled Future

I don’t know when I learned the words to the National Anthem, but I know when my children are: right now in June.  In the next month, my husband and I will be teaching our children the words to The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key.   234 more words


Meet the Patels: Guest Blogger Shivani

Not the popular movie on Netflix, but rather the family of our first guest blogger Shivani! Shivani is a rising junior at the University of Maryland studying BioEngineering. 593 more words

June 14 meeting – William S. Connery

Join us on June 14 when our speaker, William Connery, sheds some light on an important part of Baltimore’s history during the Civil War: Fort McHenry.  223 more words

Monthly Meetings

Ex Parte Merryman

May 25, 1861 – Pennsylvania militia seized John Merryman at his Maryland home for suspected secessionist activity. This provoked a controversial legal dispute between the president and the U.S. 907 more words

Abraham Lincoln

Rocket’s Red Glare – The Battle of Baltimore and the Birth of the Star Spangled Banner

Resting for many years deep in the silt at the bottom of the Patapsco River, adjacent to Baltimore’s Fort McHenry, this 12 pound cannonball’s underwater fate belies its brief moment of glory. 593 more words