From the Havre de Grace Patch . . .
Two hundred years after its ancestors stood in the face of destruction, Havre de Grace will remember the War of 1812 and it’s attacks that in many ways define the small city on the waterfront.
Thanks to a $99,000 grant from the National Park Service and a $34,000 grant from the Maryland Heritage Area Authority, the City of Havre de Grace will host an event in conjunction with the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
The project has four major components: a community history research project, a scale model of the city and upper Chesapeake Bay circa 1812, interpretive exhibits and an educational component.
It’s expected to be a significant event for the city.
“This is going to be a tremendous impact for the economy here in Havre de Grace, as well as visitors to Havre de Grace,” city Tourism and Marketing Manager Brigitte Peters said. “The target history for Havre de Grace is so broad. Havre de Grace embraces the education value, and really getting the story out there, and how we survived [the attacks in the War of 1812.]”