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St. Mary’s County Museum Division Partners with Local History Enthusiast for Temporary War of 1812 Model Ship Exhibit at Old Jail Museum

The St. Mary’s County Museum Division, has partnered with a local model ship aficionado and builder to install a temporary exhibit at the Old Jail Museum about the HMS Albion, the flagship of the flotilla of British ships that raided Leonardtown and St. Mary’s County during the War of 1812 Chesapeake Campaign in 1814. This enthusiast, Robert Ballard, a retired Colonel with the United States Marine Corps, loaned the stunning and intricate model of the vessel to be on display at the Old Jail Museum so the public can enjoy the piece and learn more about a trying time in the town’s, and county’s, history. Several display panels describe the history behind the ship, her raids in Southern Maryland, and Admiral Cockburn, the British Admiral who commanded the British fleet. The exhibit can be seen during regular museum hours, daily from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., or 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. during Leonardtown First Fridays. Col. Ballard has always been fascinated with the “Age of Sail” ever since he was young, and that interest caused him to want to translate that passion into physical art – model shipbuilding. “My first attempt at this hobby came in 2018 when I […]

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