Maryland Historical Society

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New Star-Spangled Banner Takes Shape In Maryland

It was 200 years ago this summer that a Baltimore flag-maker stitched the flag that inspired America’s national anthem. Now, hundreds of people are helping to recreate the star-spangled banner.

08/01/2013

Fort McHenry

Star Spangled Banner Project To Create Flag That Inspired Anthem

Sewers in Maryland are set to begin recreating the flag that inspired the national anthem.

07/03/2013

Sailabration

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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Stolen Historical Collectibles Returned To Rightful Owners After Theft Scheme

It’s the final chapter in a brazen scheme to steal part of history. Millions of dollars’ worth of political collectables are now back with their rightful owners.

05/15/2013

For All The World To Hear

Oral, Visual History Exhibit Showcases Civil Rights In Baltimore

“For All The World To Hear” is the name of a project at UMBC featuring personal stories about the civil rights struggle in Baltimore.

02/11/2013

Sailabration

Original Anthem Lyrics Coming To Frederick In June

Frederick County’s tourism chief says Francis Scott Key’s handwritten lyrics for the “The Star-Spangled Banner” are coming to Frederick.

02/08/2013

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Man Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison For Stealing Rare Historical Documents

The man who admitted to stealing thousands of valuable historical documents in Maryland and around the country is headed to jail.

06/27/2012

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Immigrants Become Naturalized Citizens On Flag Day

Thursday marks a new life in America for dozens of naturalized immigrants.

06/14/2012

On Time: June 3, 2012

Kai Jackson talks to members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the Maryland Historical Society and the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

06/03/2012

barry landau

Feds Attempt To Retrieve Presidential Documents That Historian May Have Sold

The man who admitted to stealing hundreds of historical documents from museums up and down the East Coast– including here in Maryland– may have sold some of them. Now, federal investigators are trying to get the priceless pieces back.

03/08/2012

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Baltimore Photographer’s Images Of Civil Rights On Display At Md. Historical Society

They are the unnamed faces at the center of a new civil rights exhibit at the Maryland Historical Society. And just in time for Black History Month, experts are trying to identify thousands of people captured by a well-known African-American photographer from Baltimore.

02/24/2012

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