Monthly Archives: September 2012

OFFBEAT: Valparaiso Firm’s Emmy-nominated film about 1812 War at Smithsonian

Phil Potempa’s daily entertainment news column Courtesy of Gary L. Foreman Native Sun Productions’ Emmy-nominated film “First Invasion: The War of 1812” is being featured in several vignettes in the Smithsonian galleries. History is being made in Valparaiso, literally… A … Continue reading

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Locals mark 1812 skirmish bicentennial

thenews-messenger.com The Ottawa County Historical Society commemorated the War of 1812 bicentennial with an encampment and Skirmish on the Peninsula reenactments this weekend. Daniel Carson/News Herald. Daniel Carson/News Herald Written by Vince Guerrieri Staff writer Filed Under War of 1812 … Continue reading

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American Business Association Names ‘War of 1812 Encampment’ a ‘Top 100’ event for 2013

by jmaloni Fri, Sep 28th 2012 The War of 1812 Encampment is critical to group tourism dollars  Over the past six years, Deborah Duerr, director of tourism sales at the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp., has nominated a multitude of … Continue reading

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How the War of 1812 has been selectively remembered

Troy Media Book Review: The War of 1812: Conflict for a Continent By J.C.A. Stagg   September 28, 2012 The War of 1812: Conflict for a Continent By J.C.A. Stagg Cambridge University Press, 198 pages, $24.95 Reviewed by Peter Shawn … Continue reading

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Bringing War of 1812 ‘to life’ for students

  By Ray Spiteri, Niagara Falls Review Friday, September 28, 2012 Gavin Watt of the Fort George National Historic Site attended the Marriott Gateway hotel in full War of 1812 gear as educators launched a new bicentennial elementary education program … Continue reading

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War of 1812 Memorialized by a Maryland Composer and a Chronicler of Maritime History

MarketWatch  Sept. 27, 2012 Lexington Park, MD, Sep 27, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — A three year celebration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812 kicked off this summer, and a Maryland Americana musician is offering his own tribute … Continue reading

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War of 1812 uniform returned to Canada

09/27/2012  | Erin Criger, CityNews.ca A re-staging of the War of 1812 near the real site west of London, Ont., on May 5, 2007. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley The uniform and sword worn by a key player in the War of … Continue reading

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Book signing at St. Mark’s on Sunday

NiagaraThisWeek Melinda Cheevers | Sep 27, 2012 Author explores relationship between Brock and Tecumseh   Book signing at St. Mark’s. Rev. Bob Wright peruses a copy of Tecumseh & Brock: The War of 1812 by James Laxter outside of St. … Continue reading

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Multiple events to mark War of 1812

Buffalo Business First David Bertola Buffalo Business First Reporter- Business First September 28, 2012, In what will be his lone U.S. speaking engagement, Stephen Sheaffe will share stories about the war and his famous relative, who commanded British forces during … Continue reading

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Books Over Breakfast: ‘The Battles at Plattsburgh’

Posted: Sep 26, 2012 8:34 AM EDT Updated: Sep 26, 2012 10:03 AM EDT By WCAX News – http://www.wcax.com/story/19642908/books-over-breakfast-the-battles-at-plattsburgh   PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -With the bicentennial of the War of 1812 now upon us there is a building local focus, and … Continue reading

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