November 12, 2011
The Conference program will include the following
- Opening sessions at the Frederick Visitor Center featuring a special announcement and presentations by Ralph Eshelman, a prominent Maryland War of 1812 author and historian, and Alan Gephardt, a ranger at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine who will arrive as Francis Scott Key.
- Tours of War of 1812-related sites in Frederick: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, where Key is buried, and the Hessian Barracks, where American troops were based during the war. Lunch will follow.
- A trip to Brookeville for a stop at the Madison House, the residence where James Madison sought refuge on Aug. 26, 1814, after the British sacked Washington D.C.
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