Youth program explores War of 1812

Written by on September 11, 2013 in Community Bulletin, Neighborhood News - No comments

Seven-year-old Chase Shifflett has the hat and musket of a militia man at Defenders Day. - Photo by Erik Zygmont

Did your kids enjoy Defenders Day? The Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society is conducting a hands-on youth activities program, “The Community and the War of 1812,” to teach about the War of 1812—especially the Battle of North Point—and its relationship to the community.

The Historical Society will provide each participant with two toy soldiers to be painted accurately in the British and American uniforms worn in the Battle of North Point. The participants may keep the items at no charge.

There will also be tours of the Battle of North Point battlefields. Participants will also be encouraged to research the War of 1812 using the photo collections for their communities. They may even be able to research the history of their homes and the land on which they sit.

The entire program is free and runs from September 14 to October 19. It is held on Saturdays at 2 p.m., and runs for about two hours per session. Parents with young children are encouraged to participate, too.

For more information, please contact the Historical Society at 410-284-2331, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-registration required.

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