Photographer and Baltimore native, Denny Lynch will share his fascinating slide illustrated talk about the Battle of Baltimore. It was in September of 1814 that American soldiers stood up once more to one of Europe’s great military powers. Many of these soldiers were Irish. With his photographic images, Denny will highlight the main events and sites that are associated with this decisive engagement. Join Museum members and friends for this visual tour of the battle that inspired the writing of the “Star-Spangled Banner”.
DENNY LYNCH has travelled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East and Central America and has recorded his many travels with wonderful and engaging photographs. His work has been exhibited for many years both here and in Europe, with examples part of the permanent collections of the City of New York and the New York Historical Society. A frequent visitor to Ireland, much of Denny’s work has been focused on Irish history and culture, and has been exhibited in County Cavan, County Monagan and County Kerry’s Heritage Center. Denny received his BS in History and MS in Education from Towson University in Maryland, and he taught history in the Baltimore schools for over 30 years before retiring recently to focus on his photography. This is his third lecture for the Museum of Newport Irish History.