CCBC Continuing Education to offer 10-session course on “Baltimore in the War of 1812”

Jan 29, 2015 | by Jacquie Lucy | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.840.2482 (cell)

Saturdays, April 18-June 27, 10 – 11:30 a.m., CCBC Dundalk

Baltimore County, MD. - The Community College of Baltimore County Continuing Education division is offering a new 10-session course entitled “Baltimore in the War of 1812.” This new offering will focus on the Battle of Baltimore, an important engagement that took place 200 years ago when Frances Scott Key penned the poem, "The Defence [sic] of Fort McHenry" which was set to music and became the national anthem of the United States.

Local historian Chris Tallavast will examine the growth of Baltimore during the late eighteenth century and discuss the people and events that played a key role in the war. He will also explore the effects on the city in the aftermath of the war, the British invasion of the Chesapeake, military strategy for the defense of the area and how this pivotal event has been commemorated throughout the years.

“Baltimore in the War of 1812” will be held from 10 – 11:30 a.m., on Saturdays, April 18 through June 27, at CCBC Dundalk, 7200 Sollers Point Road. Cost of the course is $90 or $55 for students 60+. To register or obtain more information, call 443.840.4700.

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