Seas, Lakes & Bay: The Naval War of 1812
April 1, 2013 - November 3, 2013
The United States Naval Academy
United States Naval Academy, Mahan Hall
Gate 3: Corner of Maryland Avenue and Hanover Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Major American exhibit on the War that combines the private collection of Mr. William I. Koch with the collection of the US Naval Academy Museum. This is an exclusive and rare opportunity to enjoy art, artifacts and ship models from two prestigious collections. The exhibit discusses the causes, prosecution and outcomes of the War with specific focus on the naval battles. Open April 1 through November 3, 2013. Free and open to the public. In Mahan Hall. Enter Gate 3. Photo ID Required. Monday through Saturday, 10am-4pm; Sundays 11am-4pm.
In Full Glory Reflected: Maryland During the War of 1812
June 10, 2012 - June 2015
Maryland Historical Society
201 W. Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
This exhibit retells the dramatic story of War of 1812 in the Chesapeake with five thousand square feet of displays and more than a hundred historic artifacts including the earliest printed broadsides of the Star Spangled Banner song, paintings by Battle of Baltimore veteran Thomas Ruckle and the “Etting Cup” which bears the etched signatures of several of the 1812 veterans.
Visitors can explore the growth of Baltimore as a boomtown, built on shipbuilding and worldwide trade. Next, they can visit a tavern, the information nerve center of the young republic. Following the drift into a war over issues of trade, the conflict with Britain goes from the high seas to the shores of the Chesapeake. An 1814 invasion puts all of Maryland to the test but culminates with victory in Baltimore. The iconic MdHS artifact, the original Star Spangled Banner manuscript, penned by Francis Scott Key soon after the battle that immortalized Ft. McHenry and its garrison flag, will be featured along with a gallery devoted to the defenders of Baltimore. The museum is open Wed. through Sat., 10 -5 and Sun., 12-5.
Farmers, Patriots and Traitors: Southern Maryland and the War of 1812
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum
10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, MD 20685
This new permanent exhibit was arranged by hitorians Ralph Eshelman and Don Shomette and includes a depiction of the role of Joshua Barney and his Chesapeake Flotilla during the Battles of St. Leonard Creek in June 1814. JPPM is located on a peninsula along the Patuxent River in Calvert County, where the battles occurred.
In the Footsteps of Giants
Baltimore Visitor Center in the Inner Harbor
401 Light Street Baltimore, MD 21202
This exhibit showcases three commemorations that will be taking place over the next four years - The Civil War sesquicentennial, Harriet Tubman centennial, and the War of 1812 bicentennial. Also on exhibit is a handcrafted 7-ft.-scale model of the Pride of Baltimore II.
Defense of the Nation: Maryland in the War of 1812
Baltimore National Heritage Area
Two versions of the Baltimore National Heritage Area traveling exhibit are available for display at venues in both the Baltimore area and the region. The exhibit also features an accompanying video. The Baltimore National Heritage Area created the exhibits with grants from the Maryland Heritage Area Authority and the National Park Service.