Monthly Archives: January 2012

Guided snowshoe treks along Ottawa River mark War of 1812 bicentennial

January 31, 2012 The Canadian Press OTTAWA – The Canadian War Museum is hosting snowshoe treks with a historical twist. During Ottawa’s Winterlude Festival (Feb. 3-20), the museum is inviting visitors to discover how aboriginal technology — snowshoes — was … Continue reading

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War of 1812 exhibit opens at Lyman Allyn July 6

01/31/2012 The Connecticut Humanities Council has announced a $45,000 grant award to provide funds for a bicentennial exhibit on the War of 1812 and its effects on Connecticut and the region. Scheduled to open just after Independence Day weekend at … Continue reading

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Battle of Queenston Heights in War of 1812 to be re-enacted

Buffalo News By Richard E. Baldwin News Niagara Reporter January 29, 2012 LEWISTON — An energetic group of volunteers is gearing up to re-enact the Battle of Queenston Heights, the first major engagement of the War of 1812 to be fought … Continue reading

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War of 1812 committee forms board, elects officers

stardem.com Sunday, January 29, 2012 By KEVIN HEMSTOCK Kent Editor CHESTERTOWN The board of the Friends of Kent County, Maryland War of 1812 committee was formally established earlier this month, at a meeting of the organization whose focus is planning … Continue reading

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Maryland plans ‘Banner’ year for the anthem’s anniversary

WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL Saturday, January 28, 2012 LLOYD FOX — Baltimore SunA new visitor center recently opened at Baltimore’s Fort McHenry, which inspired the writing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” 200 years ago. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ SARAH BRUMFIELD | Associated Press BALTIMORE — … Continue reading

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‘Navy Week’ festivities planned for Boston area

GateHouse News Service Posted Jan 28, 2012 BOSTON — An aerial demonstration by the elite “Blue Angels” flight team, ship visits and community service projects are some of the events being planned for this year’s “Navy Week” Navy Week will … Continue reading

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NONFICTION: “Mr. and Mrs. Madison’s War,” by Hugh Howard

Article by: CASEY COMMON , Star Tribune January 27, 2012 An account of the heroics of the War of 1812, in which the White House burned and nobody really won. Dolley Madison Have you heard about the big War of … Continue reading

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