The 200th Anniversary Commemoration was an exciting time for the communities involved and for the entire Anacostia Trails Heritage Area.  The communities, governmental, and non-profit groups involved were thrilled at the increased attention for the region and for the chance to tell the unique story about this time.

Articles on the War of 1812 Bicentennial include:

Washington Business Journal – “For War of 1812 events, the key is spicing up a ‘boring’ subject”

Atlantic Monthly – “The Series of Improbably Events That Gave Us ‘The Star Spangled Banner'”

WJZ 13 (CBS) – “Star Spangled Banner Trail Follows War of 1812” 

Parade Magazine – “Five Surprising Facts About Francis Scott Key and ‘The Star Spangled Banner'”

The Diamondback – “State commemorates War of 1812 involvement with banner trail launch” – “The British View the War of 1812 Quite Differently Than Americans Do” 

Washington Post – “Star-Spangled Banner Historic Trail follows War of 1812 battles”

Washington Post – “Memorializing Defeat at Bladensburg that lead to eventual victory

Washington Post – “The War of 1812, Still seeking a little respect”

Washington Post – “1812, The Forgotten War” (KidsPost)

Washington Post – 1812 Children’s Books and Websites (KidsPost)

Washington Post – Bladensburg kicks off War of 1812 bicentennial commemoration festival

Washington Post – Before donning period costume, Baker wondered: did blacks fight in War of 1812? 

Washington Post – Prince George’s to mark 199th anniversary of the Battle of Bladensburg with several events

Washington Post – Without Prince George’s County, there might have been no ‘Star Spangled Banner’

Washington Post – Bladensburg battles to preserve historic Bostwick House

Washington Post – Joanna Blake, sculptor of the Battle of Bladensburg monument, dies at 39

Washington Post – The new battle for Bladensburg

Washington Post – Reliving the second fight for independence

Washington Post – Cruising the revitalized Anacostia River 

Washington Post – D.C.’s darkest day, a war that no one remembers 

Washington Post – Maryland suffered but still loves War of 1812


Gazette – “Bladensburg battles to preserve historic home”

Gazette – “Battle of Bladensburg monument molding its way to fruition”

Gazette – “Port Towns leaders call for improved infrastructure, more transportation options”

Gazette – “Warship excavation planned near Upper Marlboro”

Gazette – “Upper Marlboro seeks input on historic school’s fate”

Gazette – “Upcoming documentary showcases local battles, paints broader picture

Gazette – “Sunken ship may contain piece of Bladensburg history

Gazette – “Green project, 1812 bicentennial preparations top Port Towns’ priorities

Gazette – “Montgomery, other counties ramp up to grab tourism dollars

Gazette – “Officials tell park service they want comprehensive trail

Gazette – “Reliving the battle

Riverdale Park Patch – “Riversdale Set to Celebrate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812

Riverdale Park Patch – “Residents experience a 200 year old battle

Riverdale Park Patch – “Photo Gallery” (2010 Riversdale Encampment)

Time – “War of 1812: A Naval Turning Point”

WBAL TV (Channel 11) – Star Spangled 200 (Video)