Friday, May 24, 2013
The Dundalk Renaissance Corp., in partnership with many other organizations, is commissioning a mural that will depict Dundalk's role in the War of 1812.
From the tip of the North Point peninsula to the heart of Dundalk, many areas of the Greater Dundalk community played significant roles in the War of 1812 and the Battle of North Point. And now artists are invited to submit mural proposals to celebrate that role and let everyone know of the historical significance of Battle Acre. The Dundalk Renaissance Corp., in partnership with several other organizations, is commissioning a mural that will cover an exterior wall of the Charlesmont Shopping Center on North Point Road. The mural will be visible from Battle Acre Park, and is across the street from North Point State Battlefield, where the Battle of North Point was waged, according to a statement from DRC officials. "Baltimore County …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Five Guys is thinking about adding a burger joint in Dundalk; Paralympian Jessica Long came home from London with eight medals.
The week of Sept. 10 was an eventful one in Dundalk and the region, with more school gun threats; crime that included arsons and assaults; residents are celebrating the Baltimore Orioles, who will have a winning season for the first time since 1997; a community gathered to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2011; and a community celebrates a well-decorated Paralympian, Middle River swimmer Jessica Long, who returned from the London Paralympics with eight medals, including five golds. In case you missed any of these stories last week, here is a convenient list of headlines: Dundalk Students Use High-Tech Methods to Study History Essex Man Held in Early Morning Arsons Suspect in Police-Involved Shooting Identified Five Guys Looking for a …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Events of 200 years ago come alive with the touch of a stylus on a smart board.
With local school names like General John Stricker Middle School and Battle Monument School, it made perfect sense to celebrate Defenders Day and the 198th anniversary of the successful defense of Fort McHenry at Charlesmont Elementary School. The poignant flag-raising ceremony held on the school's lawn Friday morning was followed by a demonstration of the newly-launched War of 1812 virtual education resource center, warof1812.thinkport.org. Fifth-grade students, in creating a timeline of the Battle of North Point, were among the first students in Maryland to take advantage of the resource offered by Maryland Public Television. A Star-Spangled Banner Day Under a bright blue sky, National Park Service representatives from Fort McHenry, …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
A reenactment of the Battle of North Point was held Sunday at Fort Howard Park.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012
With the bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812 under way, the Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society held its annual Battle of North Point reenactment and Defenders Day celebration Sunday at Fort Howard Park. Do you have photos of Sunday's event? Add them to this gallery by clicking the "add photos and videos" tab.
Friday, June 15, 2012
In history discussions, the Battle of North Point often takes a back seat to the Battle of Baltimore.
With the kickoff of Star-Spangled Sailabration, the commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 is officially under way. While Greater Dundalkians are well aware of the significance of the Battle of North Point—during which British Major General Robert Ross was killed— the local battle tends to take a back seat in discussions by historians, who concentrate more on the Battle of Baltimore and the defense of Patterson Park and Fort McHenry. This marker on the grounds of the Fort Howard Veterans Administration Medical Center explains the landing of British troops on the North Point beachhead and some of the history of the Battle of North Point.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Gov. Martin O’Malley was part of the crowd along with local filmmakers, politicians and hundreds more at the movie's sneak preview at the Landmark Theatres Harbor East Cinema last month.
The PBS documentary, The War of 1812, by Emmy-winning director Lawrence Hott, premieres Monday night at 9 p.m. on PBS. The film comes just before the 200th anniversary commemorations of the war begin next year. The film received a sneak preview last month at the Landmark Theatres' Harbor East Cinema, filling three screens at the downtown theater. More than a dozen War of 1812 reenactors in period costumes portrayed American militiamen or wore the bright red coats of the British Royal Marines. Gov. Martin O’Malley addressed the enthusiastic crowd before the screening —an abbreviated one-hour version of two-hour The War of 1812 that will air nationwide tonight on PBS. A production of WNED-TV, Buffalo/Toronto, and narrated by actor Joe …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The annual commemoration celebrates the local effort in slowing the British march toward Baltimore during the War of 1812.
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz didn’t just show up at Defenders Day at Fort Howard Park to mingle, shake hands and offer a few perfunctory remarks. Dressed in full Revolutionary-era regalia, "General" Kamenetz gave a stirring to speech to inspire the outnumbered local troops facing invading British forces on the tip of the North Point Peninsula. Then, he joined reenactors on the field of battle before hundreds of families gathered Sunday afternoon, replaying what is considered the most significant military battle ever on Baltimore County soil. In one way or another, commemorations of the Sept. 12, 1814 Battle of North Point, part of the larger defense of Baltimore—the turning point in the War of 1812—have been taking place for …
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Activities commemorating the Sept. 14, 1814 Battle of North Point begin Sunday at 10 a.m. at Fort Howard Park. Reenactments are scheduled for 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Two years into the War of 1812, thousands of British troops led by Major General Robert Ross moved up the Chesapeake Bay, landing at the tip of the North Point Peninsula as a prelude for a land attack on Baltimore and the bombardment of Fort McHenry. Ultimately, British troops prevailed over the responding Maryland militia members. But the British suffered costly causalites, including Ross, and lost valuable time in their efforts to reach Baltimore. The Maryland militia's courageous efforts on the peninsula contributed directly to the defense of Baltimore and victory in the war. The annually commemoration of the Sept 12, 1814 Battle of North Point – known as Defenders Day – begins Sunday in Fort Howard Park at 10 a.m. with a flag raising …