"Inspiration, Unity, Preparedness, Courage: Maryland and the War of 1812" is the theme of the Maryland Humanities Council's 17th annual Chautauqua, a series of free living history performances running throughout the state. Actors portraying such figures as lawyer-poet Francis Scott Key, U.S. flag seamstress Mary Pickersgill, President James Madison and British Major General Robert Ross will entertain visitors at Garrett College in McHenry (July 5-7), The Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville (July 6-8), Elkton United Methodist Church (July 6-8), Idlewild Park/Londonderry Retirement Community in Easton (July 9-11), The College of Southern Maryland, in La Plata (July 10-12) and Montgomery College-Germantown (July 11-13).
-- Chris Kaltenbach
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