200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 in Prince George’s County

August 23—24, 2014 The 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 in Prince
George’s County “Battle of Bladensburg Commemoration” Military
Re-enactments / Living History performers; Food Truck Rally; Living
History Village; Family Fun Village—featuring sing-along with the “Blue Sky Puppets”; Craft Demonstrations (spinners, weavers); Arts & Crafts Vendors; River Boat & Battlefield Trolley Tours; Evening concerts—featuring “The Navy Commodores”; & The area’s largest FIREWORKS show by Fireworks Extravaganza! Learn more: http://www.princegeorges1812.org/

The little town of Croom, Maryland was a HOT SPOT during the War of 1812. In August of 1814, a contingency of British soldiers and a group of American militiamen were surprised to bump into one another on Duley Station Road. So surprised, in fact, that they both ran in opposite directions! This August 23rd, learn more little-known nuggets of local history, tour the historic Duley House, dance the Virginia Reel, and more We’re gonna have fun! Costumes are optional. More about the history here.

War of 1812: Croom Events
Aug 23, 2014 3:30 pm -9 pm (Tours of the William W. Duley house at 3:00 & 3:30)
14300 St. Thomas Church Road, Upper Marlboro Prince George’s County Maryland 20772
A celebration with a dramatic presentation, storytelling, costume judging, light dinner, dessert, and dancing to period music. Sponsored by Community Support Systems, Inc. and St. Thomas’ Parish. Cost: $17.50 in advance, $20 at the door. Children 5-16: $5 each. Call 301-372-1491.

See the War of 1812 brochure here (uses Flash).

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