2012 marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812, a military conflict between the forces of the British Empire and the United States. The war marked the beginning of national identity on both sides of the border.
Americans have their reasons for neglecting the War of 1812, which has been called their “Rodney Dangerfield” of wars
Trowels in hand, Laurier students find the site of a bloody battle rich with artifacts, including lead galore
Separate galleries are devoted to how each of the British, Canadians, Americans and Indians perceived a conflict that would kill about 35,000 people.
Exhibit at Harbourfront Centre looks at the war from a contemporary perspective. Many of the artists have a direct family connection to the conflict.
A biography of the woman who helped save Canada during the War of 1812
A regimental colour from the War of 1812 is being restored for exhibition in Saint John, New Brunswick.
Ten minutes away from the street that bears their name, the Jarvis family gathered for a reunion.
Participants are drawn by a fascination of all things military, a love of history, or the social aspect of weekend battle re-enactments.
The saga of what America’s expansionist designs on the Canadas did to one family, and many others like it, is told in The Loxleys and the War of 1812.
The federal government, which has been promoting the bicentennial of the War of 1812, is placing even more emphasis on military history by designating a number of sites, events and groups as historic.
Archeological sleuthing helped determine that the wreck off Southampton, Ont. was that of War of 1812 fighting vessel HMS General Hunter.
Her work — to be published in a book titled York’s Sacrifice, which will profile 39 men who lost their lives — has filled in some historical gaps.
The Harper government has hired a Toronto theatre expert to highlight the War of 1812 into this year’s Canada Day bash on Parliament Hill.
New York state is erecting a monument to Canadian soldiers killed and buried at Sackets Harbor naval base.
Tippecanoe pitted Shawnee warriors against American troops — and sparked the War of 1812