4:23 PM Jun 12, 2012
The War of 1812 is sometimes known as America's forgotten war, but local officials will do their best Monday to help everyone remember.
6:00 AM May 19, 2012
Pity the War of 1812. Its bicentennial is at hand and events are planned for all over North America, from Canada and the Great Lakes to the Mid-Atlantic and the South. But good luck finding someone who can explain in 10 words or less what the war was about.
2:10 PM Mar 30, 2012
The Perry Group and Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial superintendent, Blanca Stransky, delivered a commemorative flag this week to the U.S. Secretary of Navy in recognition of the 200 year anniversary of the War of 1812.
2:11 PM Mar 30, 2012
Ports along Lake Erie in northern Ohio, Michigan and Canada are hoping to be selected as hosts for tall ships traveling to the lake in 2013 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the U.S. victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Erie.
2:14 PM Mar 30, 2012
If you're a history buff, you probably know about the area's more obvious attractions, such as the Perry Monument at Put-in-Bay (has a great battle museum), the Edison Birthplace Museum in Milan (where you might meet relatives of Thomas Edison) and the Rutherford Hayes center in Fremont (nice museum, and don't miss the special events.) Here are some places you might have missed:
2:10 PM Mar 30, 2012
Although the United States emerged from the War of 1812 with a national anthem, it's become a largely forgotten war over the years. Rick Finch, director of Fort Meigs State Memorial Park in Perrysburg, thinks more people could become aware of the war's significance as the 200th anniversary of the conflict (1812-15) draws nearer.
2:12 PM Mar 30, 2012
PUT-IN-BAY People may find a little piece of local history jangling around in their pockets in a few years. The U.S. Mint announced it will feature Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial on a quarter to be issued in 2013.
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