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Washington Monument – Baltimore

By on Feb 21, 2016 in Baltimore Sites, Mini-nerd trips | 2 comments

George Washington was a surveyor and military man, known for his physical stature. You may need to summon some physical stamina to tackle the 227 spiral stairs to the top of Baltimore’s Washington Monument, but it’s worth the climb to survey the city from this rare vantage point. In honor of Washington’s birthday, come along for my spontaneous...

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Star-Spangled Banner Flag House (Part 2)

By on Jul 30, 2012 in Baltimore Sites, Historic Persons, Mini-nerd trips | 0 comments

O! Say Can You See. In this post, we will see more from our tour of the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House in Baltimore. Flag maker Mary Pickersgill and a team of eight other women, including indentured servants, took just six weeks to sew the mammoth flag that survived the bombardment of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812, inspiring attorney Francis Scott Key to pen a poem that would become our national anthem.

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Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero – An Evening with author Chris Matthews

By on Mar 10, 2012 in Authors/Poets, Baltimore Sites, Nerdy News, New Nerd Knowledge, Presidents | 0 comments

Baltimore definitely lived up to its former slogan “the City that Reads” as about as 500 people packed the main atrium of the Enoch Pratt Free Library Thursday to hear MSNBC’s Chris Matthews speak about his book “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero.” Matthews shared his insights on Kennedy’s early years, his illnesses and how they affected his life, and his drive to be a career politician, studying and mastering the craft of “retail politics.”

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