Daily Archives: May 8, 2012

War of 1812 Bicentennial Honors Unique Part of Mississippi History

Roger Wicker Senator for the State of Mississippi Monday, May 7, 2012 This year marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 – a proud moment for our country and for Mississippi.  Events planned for the bicentennial will pay … Continue reading

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News and Upcoming Events for State Employees

5/7/2012 The Bicentennial of the War of 1812 launches in Maryland with Star-Spangled Sailabration, June 13-19! Star-Spangled Sailabration is an international maritime festival in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, featuring more than 40 tall ships and gray hulls from more than a … Continue reading

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Louisiana Poet Laureate to give special Bicentennial reading

Julie Kane will offer a Bicentennial reading in Lake Charles. _____________ LeJeune’s book Always for the Underdog: Leather Britches Smith and the Grabow War, which details Southwest Louisiana figures that are closely tied to the region’s history and identity. Kane … Continue reading

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Museum will tell story of city’s key role in War of 1812

May 7, 2012 By John Flowers ART COHN, IN charge of special projects for the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, sits in front of the Vergennes city park monument honoring Thomas Macdonough. Cohn is also holding a portrait of Macdonough, the … Continue reading

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Residents can learn about impact of War of 1812 on Toronto

InsideToronto.com May 07, 2012 – 2:20 PM   The Series – 1812: The Big Picture Dr. Carl Benn, author of The War of 1812 Royal Ontario Museum Theatre, 100 Queen’s Park Tuesday, May 8, 7 p.m. Seating is limited. RSVP … Continue reading

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The Coin Analyst: Interview with Michele Coiron on Promoting Sales of the Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins

May 7, 2012 . by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Michele Coiron is director of sales for the fund-raising affiliate of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, known as Star-Spangled 200, Inc. She recently spoke with me about her efforts … Continue reading

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Brock and Tecumseh reunited on 1812 commemorative stamps

By Randy Boswell, Postmedia News May 7, 2012 Stamp of Shawnee chief Tecumseh to be issued June 15, 2012. Photograph by: Handout , Canada Post Nearly two centuries after they died as allies thwarting an American invasion of Canada, the … Continue reading

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