NEW - August 22 - Thursday - This Saturday (August 240 ar St. Paul's national Historic site in Mt Vernon, author and musician Marc Ferris will explore the history and origins of The Star Spangled Banner in 1814. The program features a talk about the development of our national anthem, punctuated by live musical renditions of the song’s original version along with other tunes considered for anthem status in this broad sweep of American musical history. Mr. Ferris is the author of, “Star-Spangled Banner: The Unlikely Story of America's National Anthem,” published in 2014.

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