Tag Archives: Baltimore

Underneath a sheen of privilege

Homewood Museum, a large “country” home in Baltimore, was not on my radar. I’ve been to Baltimore many times and like visiting historic homes. One reason may be because it sits on the campus of John Hopkins University in the … Continue reading

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My break is over

Dear Readers, I’ve taken a long break from blogging to work on a new book. Star Spangled: The Story of a Flag, a Battle, and a Song, is due out next year and targets ages 10-14, but will be of … Continue reading

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O, say can you see? Stories of a national anthem

On September 13 and 14 Americans will commemorate the bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore, a mostly forgotten battle in U.S. history… except that it gave the United States its national anthem. The song is a stirring tribute of the battle by … Continue reading

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British invasion at North Point

During the War of 1812 the citizens of Baltimore knew their city was a big target.  With the powerful British navy sailing up the Chesapeake Bay toward them, they were scared. The Committee of Vigilance and Safety chose Major General Samuel … Continue reading

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