francis scott key
The 200-year-old manuscript of the “Star-Spangled Banner” is now on display at the site that inspired the song’s famous lyrics.
This week marks the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and Baltimore is pulling out all the stops: massive fireworks displays, historical reenactments and live performances all over the city’s Inner Harbor.
As part of a weeklong celebration of the Star-Spangled Banner’s 200th birthday, 30 naval vessels and tall ships will arrive in Baltimore’s harbor.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner this week with cocktails and a toast to history.
The Smithsonian Institution is beginning a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the flag and song that became the national anthem with a new forever stamp from the U.S. Postal Service.
The original, handwritten manuscript of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the flag that inspired the song’s lyrics will be displayed together at the Smithsonian in Washington, the first time the historic pieces are believed to have been shown side by side.
Francis Scott Key’s handwritten lyrics for “The Star-Spangled Banner” are making an unusual visit to Key’s final resting place in Frederick.