Dundalk Historical Society Readies for Defender's Day
Fort Howard, Maryland (September 2, 2013) - On Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8, dozens of reenactors from Dundalk, Fort McHenry, and Ontario, Canada will relive the Battle of North Point at Fort Howard Park on the North Point Peninsula.
The commemoration, known as Defender's Day, marks the British land assault on September 12, 1814 when the "red coats" attempted to push on to Ft. McHenry in the War of 1812. American Brigadier General John Stricker led the forces, totaling 3,200, and stunted the British assault.
War of 1812 Battle of North Point to be Reenacted
The two-day, family-friendly event, beginning at 10 a.m. each day, offers a wide variety of free activities including reenactments of the Battle of North Point; several live stage productions of 1812-themed classic Never Prod a Hornet; living history demonstrations; 1812 music concerts; food and drinks; plenty of children's games/activities and much more. Culminating each day will be the folding of a replica of an 1812 flag. Audience members will be asked to participate in the ceremony, since it takes 100 volunteers to fold the 43-foot flag.
Major funding is provided by a grant from the Star-Spangled Banner 200 Partnership, with matching funds from the Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society, and promotion by the Baltimore County Office of Tourism.
The Defender's Day celebration is free to the public.
Visit www.dundalkhistory.org/defendersday.html for more information and a schedule of activities.