Sunday, May 5, 2013
The weekend featured a series of commemorative events in the city.
The British descended on the city of Havre de Grace 200 years ago, and again this weekend. As part of the city's War of 1812 bicentennial commemoration, reenactors were stationed at the Lock House museum through the weekend. Have pictures from their march back into the city Saturday? Share them here.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Havre de Grace marks the 200th anniversary of an attack on the city. Two annual festivals return.
Here's what's happening around the Harford and Cecil counties this weekend. Want to see what's going on in your neighborhood or add your own events? Just click Events at the top of the page. All weekend Havre de Grace marks the bicentennial of the British attack on the city during the War of 1812 with a weekend of events. Havre de Grace also hosts the annual decoy and wildlife art festival. The Towsontown Spring Festival returns, bringing, food, music, rides and kids activities to downtown Towson. The free street festival will be held Saturday and Sunday. Friday marks the start of the annual festivities with Towson Gardens Day. Friday First Friday celebrations kick off for the warm weather season in Bel Air and Havre de Grace—with food …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Havre de Grace will commemorate the War of 1812 attacks on the city in a bicentennial event from May 3-5.
The British will attack Havre de Grace on May 3, exactly 200 years after they did so in the War of 1812. Only this time, Havre de Grace is prepared—and the outcome is bound to be one memorable party. The city will remember the events of May 1813 with a three-day event, spanning the weekend of May 3-5, featuring First Friday, reenactments, a dinner and ball, orchestral performances, a gubenatorial visit, a 5K and a fireworks show. Read more on the War of 1812 bicentennial here. "It really is going to be quite a commemorative weekend, where we all can be very proud of our past, where we're at today and where we're going," said Havre de Grace City employee and War of 1812 Committee member Patrick Sypolt. Sypolt delivered a general run-down of…
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Visit Havre de Grace Tourism's website for more details about the commemoration in May.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The June festival generated a huge sum for the Baltimore region.
Organizers of this summer's Star-Spangled Sailabration say the receipts are in, and the 200th anniversary celebration of the War of 1812 towed in more than $166 million for the Baltimore area economy. According to a study from Pittsburgh-based Forward Analytics, the week-long festival was the largest event ever in terms of economic impact in the state's history. The War of 1812 bicentennial in Havre de Grace continues through May 2013. The June 13-19 celebration drew about 1.54 million people, including 28 percent from outside Maryland, according to organizers. It also drew 45 tall ships from around the world to Baltimore's Inner Harbor and brought the Blue Angels to Martin State Airport. The $166 million includes $97.7 million in direct …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Michael Phelps and six other Maryland athletes were celebrated at the Inner Harbor on Monday.
What better ride for the pride of Baltimore than The Pride of Baltimore? The Pride of Baltimore II delivered Olympians and dignitaries to the amphitheater of Baltimore's Inner Harbor as Baltimore and Maryland saluted its Olympic and Paralympic athletes in a ceremony Monday afternoon. Though all seven athletes in attendance—including pentathlete Suzanne Stettinius of Parkton, rower David Banks of Potomac, windsurfer Farrah Hall of Annapolis, cyclist Bobby Lea of Easton, former University of Maryland field hockey player Katie O'Donnell and kayaker Scott Parsons of Bethesda—were recognized, the day belonged largely to Michael Phelps, the Rodgers Forge swimmer who, with his six medals from London, is now the most decorated Olympian of all time…
Sunday, March 4, 2012
The Chesapeake Collectibles series includes some Havre de Grace references.
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Sunday, March 4, 2012
Havre de Grace's rich history will be featured on Maryland Public Television Sunday. The Chesapeake Collectibles series will air at 6 p.m. Sunday on MPT. See the video for a preview. MPT participated in a community history day in Havre de Grace last year, reviewing historical artifacts from Havre de Grace residents—particularly those relating to the War of 1812. "We had fun, and it is good to acknowledge the part HdG played in the War of 1812, as well as promote our fair city today," said participant and Havre de Grace resident Carolyn W. Colburn wrote in an email to Patch. Colburn said she also spotted Havre de Grace's Jay McSpadden and Ron Browning in a preview of the program, which debuted on Thursday and will be aired again today. …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Havre de Grace-based F.W. Haxel Flag Co. has issued a flag honoring the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
A mix of elected officials, business leaders and historians gathered Tuesday morning for a press conference to announce the release of a commemorative, limited-edition Star-Spangled Banner. F.W. Haxel Flag Co. in Havre de Grace has released the 15-star, 15-stripe flag, reminiscent of the banner that inspired the national anthem. The flag release is one of several events planned in the Upper Chesapeake region to honor the bicentennial of the War of 1812. See the video for speeches from the event.