War of 1812 soldiers firing cannon.Imagine that foreign troops have invaded your community. Some say that these troops have no business being here, but others are helping them by serving as spies or navigators—whether because they believe in their cause or because they are afraid, it is difficult to say. What would you do? The War of 1812 turned southern Maryland upside down. Farms were burned, families torn apart, and the landscape forever changed.  June 2014 marks the bicentennial of the Battle of St. Leonard Creek which was the largest naval engagement in Maryland’s history, and an incredibly important milestone in the War of 1812. The battle took place on waters adjacent to what is now Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum.

In commemoration of this incredibly important time in our communities history, JPPM in partnership with Calvert County is presenting a Star Spangled Celebration with the focal point being a two day living history spectacular, The War of 1812 Fair and Reenactment - click on top link below to see programs for this event.

Please continue to check this page for updates and additions to the programs and events offered as part of the Star Spangled Celebration.

The 1812 Fair and Reenactment - June 21st and 22nd, 2014.    Click here for a program for this event.

Click here for more information on the War of 1812.

Tall Ship Invasion - June 21st and 22nd, 2014.


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