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Virtual Lecture – How Maryland Became Known as the Old Line State
March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Many Marylanders have heard it called “The Old Line State” but many believe it refers to the Mason-Dixon Line that marked its northern boundary with Pennsylvania and Delaware. However, during America’s hard-fought War of Independence, Maryland furnished its share of soldiers to the Continental Army. From their first engagement at the August 1776 battle of Long Island (also called the battle of Brooklyn), the Maryland troops proved brave and efficient in their fighting ability. Among the best soldiers in the fledgling U.S. Army, General George Washington bestowed on them the sobriquet that eventually became the state’s nickname.
Cost: $15 per household for General Admission; $10 per household for HA Members, Military, and HA Docents