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‘Star-Spangled Banner’ lyrics back home at Maryland Historical Society

The original handwritten manuscript of the ‘Star-Spangled Banner” lyrics, written by Francis Scott Key, is back home at the Maryland Historical Society, after being displayed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History from Flag Day, June 14, through July 6.

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Fleet week to start War of 1812 celebration

Maryland tourism officials hope to draw more than 1 million people to the birthplace of the “Star-Spangled Banner” next summer as they open a multi-year bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 with an international maritime festival. The June festival ...

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Pride of Baltimore II ready to embark on 5-month voyage

The Pride of Baltimore II will be setting sail on a five-month voyage to ports along the East Coast, Great Lakes and in Canada. During the voyage, the ship will promote Maryland’s contributions to the War of 1812 and the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner during the 1814 Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry.

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