Railroad’s rusting Potomac River span facing overhaul – and maybe more

WASHINGTON – Of the eight bridges connecting the nation’s capital to northern Virginia across the Potomac River, only one is a railroad bridge. And that one stands out for its, shall we say, reddish tint. But plans are moving forward…

9/11 and War of 1812 Commemoration Held at Fort McHenry

As part of the Star Spangled Spectacular Celebration at Fort McHenry, the National Park Service sponsored a special commemoration event to recall those who died in the War of 1812 and on 9/11.

Baltimore’s War of 1812 Artifacts

A community archaeological dig in Baltimore looks to uncover artifacts from the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812.

ThinkPort- Online learning about the War of 1812

DUNDALK- Some local students become the first to travel back to the War of 1812 with the help of some very contemporary tools.

Students, Cardin Test Drive War of 1812 Interactive Game

Maryland Sen. Cardin joined fifth-graders at a Baltimore County school as they played a new game about the British attack on Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.

Lesser Known Maryland People and Places from the War of 1812

Most know the legacy of popular Maryland landmarks from the War of 1812, as the state hosted the “Chesapeake Campaign” in 1813 and 1814, one of the most important fronts of the war. But, aside from giving us our national anthem and the iconic Fort McHenry flag, the War of 1812 often falls into obscurity, called “The Forgotten War” by historians.

Maryland Begins War of 1812 Celebrations

Gov. Martin O’Malley and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined representatives from the U.S. Navy and Operation Sail, Inc. to announce a multi-year celebration of the War of 1812.

Maryland Gears Up for War of 1812 Bicentennial

Maryland is getting ready for a “Star Spangled” bicentennial celebration. 2012 will mark the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, a critical moment in both U.S. and Maryland history.