The Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley established the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission by Executive Order on September 8, 2007. Staffed by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, Division of Tourism Film and the Arts, the Commission is implementing a multi-year cultural tourism and educational initiative to commemorate Maryland's unique contributions to the defense and heritage of the nation including the pivotal clash that ensured American victory, an iconic flag, and our national anthem, the Star-Spangled Banner. Star-Spangled 200, Inc. is the not-for-profit 501(c) 3 entity that supports the fundraising goals of the Commission. Established in September 2010, Star-Spangled 200, Inc. is charged with educating the public through the commemoration of the historical events of the War of 1812 by supporting the Commission's charitable and educational activities.