NHS Virtual Lecture: History of the Star-Spangled Banner

In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Norwalk Historical Society is hosting this virtual lecture via online video-conference with guest presenter Ed Hynes. Hear about how during the War of 1812 Francis Scott Key and two other American civilians were forcibly detained on a British ship in Baltimore Harbor during the ferocious bombardment of Ft. McHenry. Learn what circumstances conspired to have these captives use “the rocket’s red glare and the bombs bursting in air” to give them “proof through the night that our flag was still there.” Tickets are $5 per household and can be purchased at https://bit.ly/3SiQfeg or by emailing info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org.

Via Zoom.


Nov 10 2022


6:30 pm
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