Palm Sunday, April 1, 2012 Waverly Main Street War of 1812 Event Snapshots

Images from the Waverly Main Street War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration Event

Sixty or so people joined today's historic walk commemorating the War of 1812 bicentennial. The village remembered local heroes of the Battles of Baltimore and North Point and the Bombardment of Fort Mc Henry when Francis Scott Key wrote what would become The Star Spangled Banner.

Time was spent inside #31 Waverly Fire House and outside old Waverly Post Office, on Olmsted Green and along Merryman Lane before a new historic marker was unveiled in front of old Waverly Town Hall.

Young, old and many in between heard about our proud rich history along the way.

Poetry in Community and Midway Fair performed while everyone ate a catered meal prepared and served by Trinidad Gourmet. 

Be sure to visit Waverly Library during the next two weeks to see an exhibit on the War of 1812 in Maryland and plan to get to Fort Mc Henry sometime soon, too.

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A. Lalmansingh April 02, 2012 at 06:40 PM
We had a great time. My boys enjoyed the tour, poetry readings, music and food. Living history at its best in Wonderful Waverly:-)
Ronald Earp April 09, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Sorry I missed this. I grew up at 622 Homestead Street back in the 40's, 50's and 60's. The post office was about 5 houses away. Went to PS #51, the A & P, Arundel Ice Cream Store, and every other store on Greenmount Avenue. My Dad was born in 622 and stayed there until late eighties. Enjoyed the pictures. Ron Earp
Joe Stewart April 10, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Thank you, Ron. Check out the historic self-guided walking tours of Better Waverly and Waverly Main Street online at http://betterwaverly.org in the "About" section.


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