Saturday, November 8, 2014


1814: The Summation

WHEN:  Saturday November 15, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
ADMISSION:  $40, $35 CA Members (Includes breakfast and all seminars) Premium $70, $65 CA Members (Includes breakfast, all seminars, plus a VIP lunch
in the Marquee Lounge with our speakers and Creative Alliance staff!)
Tickets and More Info

At Creative Alliance history is fun! Our beautiful venue hosts a lively exploration of this fascinating War. Learn how Baltimore critically impacted its outcome. Meet dynamic privateer captains, overlooked everyday heroes, and find out exactly what happened on Hampstead Hill—now Patterson Park’s Pagoda Hill. Panels feature dynamic scholars sharing new research and offer plenty of time for audience discussion.


1814: The Summation

9-10 AM

This discussion presents an overview of the war: causes, major battles, and politics of the day. The war is placed in a historical context and its legacy is discussed. More Details

Panelists: Don Hickey – Moderator, Alan Taylor, Burt Kummerow, Jane Hampton Cook 

Pride & Privateers: Maryland Maritime Contributions

10:45 AM-12:15 PM

From the invention of the Maryland schooner to the fact that Baltimore privateers almost single handedly turned the tide of the war at sea, this panel will discuss all aspects of the War of 1812's naval actions. More Details

Panelists: Ralph Eshelman – Moderator, Christopher George, Carey Roberts, Jan Miles, Jamie Trost

People & Personalities

1-2:30 PM

The incredible history of the War of 1812 can be vividly told through the very personal struggles and achievements of some of its key participants, who were both famous and not-so-famous citizens. Here we discuss the contributions of women, immigrants, and minorities. More Details

Panelists: Alan Taylor – Moderator, Don Hickey, Vince Leggett, Jane Hampton Cook

Battle of Baltimore

2:45-4:15 PM

As the British approached Baltimore by sea and land, over 15,000 soldiers, militia, and ordinary citizens were organized into a defensive line at Hampstead Hill to prevent the destruction of Baltimore City. While the whole country is familiar with the bombardment of Fort McHenry, this panel covers the land components of the Battle of Baltimore from North Point to Hampstead Hill. More Details

Panelists: Scott Sheads — Moderator, Ralph Eshelman, Christopher George, Robert Cummins Jr.

Geoffrey Footner Book Signing
A Bungled Affair

NOV  12 | 5:30 PM

Maritime historian Geoffrey Footner’s major new research culled from archives in Scotland, London and the United States examines “three decades of undeclared war against the United States merchant fleet by Britain’s Royal Navy.”

Mr. Footner is hosting a free book signing and release event at the Creative Alliance in the Marquee Lounge. He will be on hand to sign A Bungled Affair which will be available for purchase. The Marquee Lounge will be open for dinner and cocktails.