On Saturday, September 9, Finding the Maryland 400 project director Owen Lourie will give a lecture at Belair Mansion in Bowie, Maryland. He will talk about the Maryland 400 at the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776, and highlight the stories of several soldiers from the Bowie area.
The lecture will be part of a day-long festival celebrating the march of the French Army, lead by General Rochambeau in 1781, which stopped at the mansion on its way to Yorktown, where they defeated the British. The program will feature reenactors from the First Maryland Regiment and the Maryland Loyalist Battalion, as well as a colonial printer and dressmaker. You can play period games and try some colonial-style sewing!
The event is free and open to the public, and runs from 12:00 to 4:00 PM. For more information, see the Event Page. Hope to see you there!