MG 010 - Durang Family Collection

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Scope and Content

A typed manuscript by the National Society, United States Daughters of 1812 of Pennsylvania honoring the memory of Mary Durang (Mrs. John Durang) the mother of the two young men who put to music the words of Francis Scott Key and provided the nation with an anthem. Tells the story of the Durang family, actors and musicians, and how they came to be in Harrisburg at the time of the War of 1812. A bronze marker was given at her grave in Zion Church cemetery, October 26, 1948.

Background

Mary MacEwen Durang b. 1768, d. 1812 was the mother of the two young men who put to music the words of Francis Scott Key and provided the country with the national anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner."

Date(s): 10/26/1948

Extent: 1 folder, 1 enclosure

Creator: National Society, U.S. Daughters of 1812 of PA