Annapolis Maritime Museum / 723 Second St / Annapolis, MD 21403
Contact: Alice Estrada / 410 295-0104
What: Winter Lecture Series: Vestiges of the War of 1812 in Maryland
When: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street,Annapolis, MD 21403
More info: www.amaritime.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 4, 2013
Vestiges of the War of 1812 in Maryland
The War of 1812 was a dramatic watershed for the young, groundbreaking United States Republic. Ill-prepared to fight the powerful English nation, the young nation struggled through three years of conflict but emerged more unified, with lasting patriotic symbols like the Star-Spangled Banner. Presenter Ralph Eshelman has visited every known War of 1812 site in the Chesapeake Bay region, and will expand on the numerous battlefields, skirmish and raid sites, earthworks, forts, standing structures and archeological resources extant in Maryland related to the War of 1812. In his new book In Full Glory Reflected, Eshelman uncovers the gripping stories of devastating raids, heroic defense, gallant privateers, fugitive slaves and threatened lands.
Eshelman was designated "Honorary Colonel of the Fort McHenry Guard" by the National Park Service in 2009. Specific to the War of 1812, Eshelman co-directed the Patuxent River Cultural Resource Survey, which discovered and partially excavated an American War of 1812 military vessel from the U.S. Chesapeake Bay Flotilla. He also conducted a holistic inventory of War of 1812 sites in Maryland for the National Park Service’s National Battlefield Protection Program.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching adults and students about the rich maritime heritage of the area and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay. The Museum partners with community groups, government entities, and other like-minded organizations to deliver high-quality educational experiences and programs on subjects ranging from maritime history and culture to environmental and good stewardship practices. See www.amaritime.org