Daily Archives: October 28, 2012

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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