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War of 1812 Archaeology Project at Nottingham
War of 1812 Archaeology Project at Nottingham


The following information was sent to us by Mindy Carey: 

Join archaeologists and historians from The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County for a special media event to learn about the recent discoveries related to the War of 1812 at the port town of Nottingham. 

Nottingham, Maryland was one of several small villages located along the Patuxent River during the 18th and 19th centuries.  During the summer of 1814, Nottingham became entangled in the British march to Washington.  Commodore Joshua Barney’s Chesapeake flotilla used Nottingham as a strategic base of operations from June through August 1814.  On August 21, 1814, Barney retreated with his flotilla upstream as British troops arrived and established an encampment at Nottingham.

Speak with archaeologists about their research during the first phase of this exciting project. Tour the site, and learn about/photograph some interesting display artifacts that were recovered.  Find out about upcoming phases of this unique archaeological project associated with the War of 1812, and speak with historians about special programs and events related to the War of 1812.


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