War of 1812 Weekend - May 3 & 4, 2014
Saturday May 3, 2014 –
Concord Point Lighthouse will host the CHE Edutainment re-enactor encampment on the grounds of the Keeper’s House from 10-5pm. These African American Mariners will educate visitors on African heritage and Maritime history relating to the War of 1812 with interactive Mariner’s craft displays, naval cannon demonstrations, and highlight the technology of the war with flintlocks and navigational tools. www.concordpointlighthouse.org
Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House – Re-enactor encampment on the grounds from 10-5pm with weapons demonstrations, period crafts and games and traditional music by Kaydence. The Ft. McHenry guard will present their replica Star Spangled banner with the Jr. Fife and Drum Corp and The Pride of Baltimore II crew will lecture on Privateering on the Cheseapeake. Admission fee. http://www.thelockhousemuseum.org/events_war_of_1812_lockhouse_museum.html
Havre de Grace Maritime Museum – The Maryland Historical Society presents their Stitching History: Star Spangled Banner Flag Project with stitching demonstrations, exhibits and lectures from 10-5pm. Food vendors on site – Blazing Ray’s and Sweet Devotions. The MHS replica flag will be displayed on board The Pride of Baltimore II.
Steppingstone Farm Museum – 2nd Annual Grace Under Fire Ball with period music and costuming. Dinner prior to Ball at 5pm. Dancing begins at 7pm. Regency Costumed teas on Sunday May 4 at 11am and 4pm. Admission fee.
More information and tickets here: http://steppingstonemuseum.org/hdg1813.html
The Pride of Baltimore II – The Pride returns to Havre de Grace on Wednesday April 30 and will be available for school tours on May 1 and 2. The ship will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4 from 9am – 7pm. Admission fee.
2ND ANNUAL ST. PATTY'S DAY FUNDRAISER AND COCKTAIL PARTY
Join us on March 13 at 6pm at the Vandiver Inn to celebrate John O'Neill's Irish heritage and to support the icon of Havre de Grace, Concord Point Lighthouse!
$35 ticket includes small plates and one drink ($15 is tax deductible donation)
Great food, Great music by Kaydence, Raffles, Prizes
Call 410-939-3213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.
Tickets also available at Concord Point Coffee and the HdG Visitor Center.
Christmas Gift Shoppe Sale and Open House
The Keeper's House gift shoppe will be open on December 7th and 8th offering new and unique handcrafted gift items for your holiday shopping enjoyment. Join us for refreshments, holiday cheer and Carolers on Sunday!
2013 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge - September 21 & 22
Concord Point is once again particpating in the MD Lighthouse Challenge!
We will be open from 8am-6pm Saturday and Sunday and look forward to seeing you! Visitors receive a unique souvenir for visiting!
There are 9 lighthouses and 1 lightship on the challenge this year! Visit all 10 in this 48 period and receive a prize!
The British invaded Havre de Grace! May 3, 4 and 5, 2013
It was a great weekend throughout the city and things were busy here at the Lighthouse and Keeper's House!
From cannons firing to concerts and fireworks, the Lighthouse presided over it all.
Perhaps the British will come again next year!
Our Hero, John O'Neill, being captured by the British invaders.
War of 1812 cannon returns to Concord Point! After a year of rehabilitation at the Maryland Conservation Lab, the cannon was returned to once again sit beside the lighthouse and commemorate John O'Neill's defense of Havre de Grace against the British attack on May 3, 1813.
Watch the video from the Patch here.
Concord Point float takes 1st place in the Sr. Organizational Float category during the 2012 Independence Day Parade!
Photo Credit: Leo Heppner