Slate of Battle of North Point bicentennial activities set
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 13:18
    The Battle of North Point Bicentennial celebration, sponsored by the Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society, will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 and 7, at Fort Howard Park and on Monday, Sept. 8, at Sparrows Point High School, 7400 North Point Road.   
    The celebration begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Fort Howard Park with an assembly of  troops, a flag ceremony and the singing of the National Anthem.
    Prior to the assembly of troops on Sunday, an inspirational service to pay tribute to the Americans who died at the Battle of North Point begins at 9:30 a.m.  
    American and British military camps of the War of 1812 era will open to the public at 10:15 a.m. and craft, toy and game demonstrations start at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Both activities continue throughout the day. 
    Junior militia induction and drill ceremonies begin at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
Women’s Voices, a Battle of North Point play by The Sky’s the Limit Theater, will be presented at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.
    Music of 1812 as performed by David Hildebrand from The Colonial Music Institute will begin at noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
    On Sunday, Grant Cloyd of the Jewish Museum of Maryland will perform The Amazing Mendes Cohen at 11 a.m.
     On Saturday, a welcoming ceremony for visiting troops featuring the singing of O’ Canada and The Star-Spangled Banner begins at 12:30 p.m.
    Battle re-enactments are scheduled for 1:15 and 4:15 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Participants include 50 re-enactors from Ontario, along with individuals from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia. Four artillery units will also be involved. An assembly of troops will follow each of the four re-enactments.
    A fife and drum program performed by the Fort McHenry Guard begins Saturday at 3:45 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
    On Monday, the bicentennial celebration continues on the Sparrows Point High School athletic fields with military drill and activities at 7 p.m., a concert by the Chorus of the Chesapeake at 7:45 p.m. and a fireworks display at 8:45 p.m.
    Admission and parking to all bicentennial events sponsored by the Historical Society are free.