Friday, June 15, 2012

Want a Cool Way to Remember the 1812 Bicentennial?

Photo of Fort McHenry by Mary Braman, one of several on display at Federal Hill Main Street.

 The War of 1812 Bicentennial Passport is just that! And, Federal Hill Main Street is part of it. The passports are free, and you can get them "stamped" at several places between now and the end of the 32-month celebration of the 200th anniversary of the war.

The free passports, sponsored by Baltimore National Heritage Area, are available at the Star Spangled Sailabration villages, including the Chesapeake Tent in the Inner Harbor, Broadway Market in Fells Point, and Martin State Airport. You can get them stamped while visiting the Tall Ships during Sailabration (June 13-19) and at other sites now through 1815, including Federal Hill Main Street, Clifton Mansion, Fort McHenry, and The Flag House and Star-Spangled Banner Museum.

We are ready for visitors! Not only do we have a patriotic stamp on hand, we also have a display of original photographs of Fort McHenry donated by local artists James Hammond and Mary Braman. This is a once in a lifetime event - mark the occasion with a passport and visit participating sites to get your stamps.

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Margeaux Appel, Intern

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