County Executive


Prince George's County, Maryland

Prince George's County Committee on the War of 1812 Presents Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks that Saved the Nation


For Immediate Release: 10/3/2013 6:00 PM

Contact: Scott L. Peterson Deputy Manager of Communications/Press Secretary Office of Prince George’s County Executive (240) 619-9400

County Executive Baker to join Author Steven Vogel for Lecture and Book Signing at the historic Riversdale House Museum

UPPER MARLBORO, MD -  Prince George’ s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III will join the Prince George's County Committee on the War of 1812 and the Battle of Bladensburg Task Force for an Author Lecture and Book Signing with Steven Vogel on Tuesday, October 8 at 7pm at the historic Riversdale House Museum in Riverdale Park, MD.  The lecture will be followed by a Question and Answer session moderated by Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III.  The author will sell and sign books at the event.  

“I encourage all County residents who are interested in our local history to join us for this very special event”, said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III.  “Mr. Vogel’s book has a wealth of detailed information about Prince George’s County’s history during the War of 1812. Over the next year, the Prince George’s Committee on the War of 1812, the Battle of Bladensburg Task Force, and the Maryland Star Spangled 200 Commission will have many exciting events in the County and around the State to educate our residents, the nation, and the world about Maryland’s pivotal role during the tenuous time of our country’s infancy.” 

Steven Vogel is author of Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks that Saved the Nation, an account of the Chesapeake campaign during the War of 1812, published by Random House in May 2013. A reporter for The Washington Post covering military affairs and veterans, Vogel has reported on the war in Iraq, the first Gulf War, as well as U.S. military operations in Rwanda, Somalia, and the Balkans. He is also author of The Pentagon: A History. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, he received a Master’s degree in international public policy from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.

The Prince George's County Committee on the War of 1812 is an appointed group formed to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the military march through Prince George's County by coordinating various events, activities and programs.  The Battle of Bladensburg Task Force will commemorate the battle on August 23 and 24, 2014 with a large festival, parade, and fireworks. Funding for this program has been provided by a Star Spangled 200 grant to the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area Inc. 

WHAT:
Author lecture and book signing of Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks that Saved the Nation.

WHO:
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III
Author Steven Vogel
Prince George’s County Committee on the War of 1812
Battle of Bladensburg Task Force

WHEN:
Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Riversdale House Museum
4811 Riverdale Road,
Riverdale Park, MD. 

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