REVISITED:Most people associate Fort McHenry...

CIVIL WAR

April 28, 1995|By Holton F. Brown

CIVIL WAR REVISITED:

Most people associate Fort McHenry with the War of 1812, when it was a focal point of the battle that eventually resulted in the national anthem being written. But the fort was used during the Civil War as a military training base, a prison camp and as headquarters for police operations in the city.

You can experience the fort's Civil War flavor this weekend as about 200 re-enactors take part in an encampment, which will demonstrate typical garrison life. Activities will include a cavalry charge, artillery demonstrations, a grand review, cooking and drill. The event is not a battle recreation.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday. Admission. The fort is at the end of Fort Avenue in South Baltimore. Fort McHenry today looks as it did during the Civil War, not during the War of 1812. Information: 962-4290.

HOLOCAUST REMEMBERED:

The Baltimore Jewish Council will hold an observance of Yom HaShoah, the Holocaust Day of Remembrance, at 2 p.m. Sunday at the War Memorial Building, Gay and Lexington streets. The observance will feature a tribute to Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and the men and women under his command who liberated Nazi Germany's concentration camps.

The day has been set aside by Jewish communities throughout the world as a tribute to the millions of Jews who were killed by the Nazis. Information on the local observance: 727-4828.

SOMETHING FOR NOTHING:

Residents of Baltimore City, and Baltimore and Howard counties can visit the Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, free from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The event is to thank residents for their support.

The day will feature an assembly line at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and a working cannery at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The Maryland Heritage Vocal Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. Information: 727-4808, Ext. 105.

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