Daily Archives: June 22, 2012

Bicentennial of the War of 1812

http://theclementslibrary.blogspot.ca June 18, 2012 Guest post by Esti Brennan, Social Media Intern [“Constitution and Java, December 29th, 1812.” Oil on canvas by Nicholas Pocock.] Two hundred years ago today, the United States declared war on the United Kingdom, initiating a conflict sometimes … Continue reading

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The (Long) Forgotten War

Voice Of America June 21st, 2012 We call the Korean War of 1950-53 “The Forgotten War,” because most Americans were busy buying homes and cars and refrigerators and trying to forget World War II, which had ended a few years … Continue reading

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Where is our War of 1812 funding? — native leaders

Garden River, Batchewana and Thessalon First Nations’s joint bid for Canadian Heritage dollars denied By Jeffrey Ougler Three area First Nations argue their ancestors’ roles in the War of 1812 are not receiving ample recognition — at least not from … Continue reading

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African-Americans played pivotal role in War of 1812

thegrio.com by theGrio | June 21, 2012 While celebrating the bicentennial of the War of 1812, many historians have paid more attention to the pivotal role African Americans played in the outcome of the conflict.  Black soldiers fought for both … Continue reading

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Liberty Mutual to sponsor school trips to USS Constitution

BostonHerald.com By Ira Kantor Thursday, June 21, 2012 Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance said it will now sponsor all free public school field trips to the USS Constitution Museum from September until June 2015. The museum recently opened its newest interactive … Continue reading

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Your calendar of events for the War of 1812 bicentennial

Niagara This Week Jun 21, 2012 From grande parades, opening ceremonies, to historically accurate battle recreations, there’s no shortage of activities planned in Niagara to help the country commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Following is a … Continue reading

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Raytheon Employees Join in Opening Of Old Ironsides 1812 Discovery Center

Raytheon Corporation is a sponsor of the U.S.S Constitution Museum’s bicentennial of the War of 1812. By Bill Gilman     Raytheon employees were out in full force to take part in activities to celebrate the June 16 opening of … Continue reading

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New York State Museum launches new website to commemorate War of 1812

artdaily.org The goal is to provide a site for conversation and coordination among all of those interested in commemorating the memory of the war. ALBANY, NY.- The New York State Museum has launched a new statewide website and facebook page … Continue reading

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War of 1812: Unlike their weapons, Niagara’s re-enactors will perform in all weather

National Post Tristin Hopper  Jun 21, 2012 Elizabeth Hames for National Post New York State is less enthusiastic about re-enacting the War of 1812, despite the presence of Old Fort Niagara. Just like the cannon fire and musket blasts at … Continue reading

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The Woodlands celebrates War of 1812 Bicentennial

Woodlands Villager June 21, 2012 By Matt Stephens With The Woodlands Fire Department’s Engine 101 flashing its lights and sounding its horn, dozens of proud Woodlands citizens raised red, white and blue bells in the middle of Market Street Square, … Continue reading

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