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St. Leonard in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The War of 1812 Living History

A Living Legacy

 
 
The War of 1812 Living History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 10, 2015
1. The War of 1812 Living History Marker
Inscription. At Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, living history is an important way to educate visitors about the museumís important role in the War of 1812. Recognizing the importance of making history come to life, Richard Fischer, Jr. has been instrumental in expanding War of 1812 educational opportunities. His support helped to establish the annual War of 1812 reenactment, which allows visitors to step back in time and immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of this important period in Marylandís history. Richard H. Fischer, Jr. has supported Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum programs for over a decade. Mr. Fischer was the first recipient of the Patterson Prize, the highest award given in recognition of his distinguished service throughout Southern Maryland.

(Inscription beside the photo on the center right)
Oliver Keely (right) joins Richard Fischer at the Lighthouse Inn in Solomons. Thousands of dollars have been raised for archaeology and educational programs at the Friends of JPPMís annual benefit auction, which Mr. Fischer started.

(Inscription at the bottom right)
JPPM Executive Director Michael A. Smolek (right) and friends on JPPM President Patrick Furey (center) present outgoing Friends President Richard Fischer with an aerial photograph of JPPM. Fischer served as Friends President from 1997 to 2000.

(Inscription

Distant shot of The War of 1812 Living History Marker with the Cannon at the top of the hill image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 10, 2015
2. Distant shot of The War of 1812 Living History Marker with the Cannon at the top of the hill
under the photo in the bottom left)
Live firing demonstrations give visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of the battle.

(Inscription under the photo in the lower center)
Reenactors portraying British troops prepare their weapons during a skirmish. Participants come from throughout the United States and Canada to participate in Jefferson Patterson Park & Museumís War of 1812 Reenactment.

(Inscription under the photo in the upper right)
Troops in the American camp present the Star Spangled Banner as they sing the National Anthem.

(Inscription under the photo in the lower right)
Visitors can walk through American and British camps and talk to reenactors. Participants are happy to explain this often misunderstood period in American history.
 
Location. 38° 23.896′ N, 76° 30.436′ W. Marker is in St. Leonard, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Jefferson Patterson Park Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Leonard MD 20685, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Naval Warfare (here, next to this marker); Weapons of War (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (within shouting distance

Sign at the entrance to Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 10, 2015
3. Sign at the entrance to Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
of this marker); Fate of the Flotilla (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (about 500 feet away); What is this Big White Building? (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Government at St. Leonardís (approx. ľ mile away); Attention to Detail-Gertrude Sawyer, Architect (approx. ľ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Leonard.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Reenactors portraying British Troops image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 15, 2016
4. Reenactors portraying British Troops
Reenactors portraying British troops prepare their weapons during a skirmish. Participants come from throughout the United States and Canada to participate in Jefferson Patterson Park & Museumís War of 1812 Reenactment.
Close-up of photo on marker
The Star Spangled Banner image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 15, 2016
5. The Star Spangled Banner
Troops in the American camp present the Star Spangled Banner as they sing the National Anthem.
Close-up of photo on marker
Visitors in the British Camp image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 15, 2016
6. Visitors in the British Camp
Visitors can walk through American and British camps and talk to reenactors. Participants are happy to explain this often misunderstood period in American history.
Close-up of photo on marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on July 22, 2016.
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