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The Original Manuscript Of The National Anthem Returns Home

A 200 year old piece of paper is one of the most important documents in our country’s history.

07/15/2014

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Bio Released Of ‘Star-Spangled’ Author As Anthem Turns 200

Before the “dawn’s early light” and the “twilight’s last gleaming,” the author of our national anthem was busy arranging a prisoner swap with the enemy.

07/10/2014

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2 Icons Of American History Together For The First Time

Two important pieces of American history are brought together for the first time.

07/03/2014

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Fort! Flag! Fire! Fort McHenry Celebrates Star-Spangled Summer

From the Fort McHenry Guard to the stars and stripes, it will be a summer to remember at the birthplace of the star spangled banner.

06/26/2014

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Lanes Reopen After Crash On Key Bridge

The Inner Loop of I-695 at the Francis Scott Key Bridge is now open again.

06/16/2014

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Star-Spangled Banner Manuscript Will Join Flag At Smithsonian

Its home is the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, but the original manuscript of the Star-Spangled Banner is about to leave town for a little while.

05/27/2014

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National Anthem Day Marks An Anniversary That Started In Baltimore

Monday, the United States marked an anniversary that originated right here in Baltimore: National Anthem Day.

03/04/2014

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Smithsonian To Exhibit ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Manuscript With Flag That Inspired It

The original, handwritten manuscript of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the flag that inspired the song’s lyrics will be displayed together at the Smithsonian in Washington, the first time the historic pieces are believed to have been shown side by side.

01/08/2014

It’s Academic: Dec. 7, 2013

Teams from Francis Scott Key, John Carroll and Patterson Mill compete.

12/07/2013

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Md. Rep. Steny Hoyer To Add Stitch To Star-Spangled Banner

Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer is participating in a project to recreate the Star-Spangled Banner.

09/06/2013

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Flag Day Brings Key’s Manuscript To Frederick

Francis Scott Key’s handwritten lyrics for “The Star-Spangled Banner” are making an unusual visit to Key’s final resting place in Frederick.

06/14/2013

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‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Manuscript Visits Frederick

Dawn’s early light and rockets’ red glare seared a song into a man’s heart in 1814 and moved his pen to create what became “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

06/13/2013

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