Monthly Archives: October 2012

St. Marys Peace Garden Recognizes Georgia’s Unique 1812 Connection

Government of Canada atlanta.gc.ca 2012-10-29 Binational Peace Garden in St. Marys, Georgia The Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta joined leaders in St. Marys, Georgia to dedicate the community’s 1812 Binational Heritage Peace Garden. From left: Robert Pengelly, Consul of … Continue reading

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Onondaga Arsenal, potentially the last best local remnant of War of 1812, remains greatly overlooked

Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2012AM By Dick Case, Post-Standard Onondaga Historical Association An 1880s photograph of the Onondaga Arsenal off East Seneca Turnpike in Syracuse. Dennis Connors spent the weekend explaining to an audience in Kingston, Ont. why there’s nothing … Continue reading

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1812 hopes pinned on Obama

  By Dave Johnson, The Tribune Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum education program co-ordinator Sebastian Habjan, left, and Port Colborne-Wainfleet War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee chair Brian Heaslip hold a proclamation signed by Prime Minister … Continue reading

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KHS Launches War of 1812 Tour on Smartphone App Users Can “Explore Kentucky History” Online and On the Road

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 23, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) debuted its “ExploreKYHistory” smartphone application this summer with a statewide Civil War tour. Now the War of 1812 tour is available on “ExploreKYHistory.” Based on the Kentucky Historical Marker … Continue reading

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“Everywhere I saw devastation”: Civilian life on the front line during the War of 1812

National Post James Careless, Postmedia News | Oct 27, 2012 Everywhere Thomas-René-Verchères Boucher de Boucherville looked in 1815, “I saw devastation, homes in ashes, fields trampled and laid waste, forts demolished, forests burned and blackened, truly a most pitiful sight.” The … Continue reading

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War of 1812 lecture series continues with book-signing by Dr. Thomas Chambers

by jmaloni Sat, Oct 27th 2012 The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University continues its series of Sunday afternoon lectures related to the exhibition, “The Picturesque and War: Visual and Literary Aspects of 19th Century Tourism.” Dr. Thomas Chambers will … Continue reading

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Thumbs Up to Battle of Queenston Heights anniversary

Thumbs Up to the Niagara Parks Commission and all of the historical groups that staged and participated in the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Queenston Heights on Oct. 13. What a spectacular event, which drew as many as 15,000 … Continue reading

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