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47233War of 1812 Heritage Talks, Ogdensburg, NY

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  • Michael whittaker
    Feb 19, 2014
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      War of 1812 Heritage Talks
      Ogdensburg, NY
      April 25-26, 2014

      Sponsored by the Fort La Présentation Association
      On-line registration at www.fort1749.org
      1-315-394-1749 or email fort1749@....

      For the sixth year, the Fort La Présentation Association offers a varied fare those with broad interests in the War of 1812.

      Friday evening a family friendly concert of period music.
      $5 per adult; youth 17 and under free. Pay at the door.

      Saturday seven seminars examine the militias of New York and Upper Canada, the USN on the St. Lawrence River, a Connecticut officer on the Northern Frontier, the Canadian Voltigeurs, US Army uniforms and the 1814 British campaign on the Cheseapeake.

      Cost includes Saturday continental breakfast and buffet lunch
      $60…Regular Fee
      $50…Members (Fort Association, Canadian Friends, Forsyth’s Rifles), Educators, NYS Town Historians $30…Students


      Exhibits: Crysler's Farm; Sackets Harbor; Archaeology of Pike's Cantonment; Archaeology of the St. Lawrence River; Re-enactment Photography; Remington Art Museum; War of 1812 Navy; Regency quilting; local War of 1812 history authors...

      Saturday afternoon following the seminars we will show the TVO documentary “A Desert Between Us and Them” about the destruction by american forces along the Lake Erie shore of Upper Canada. A limited number of copies will be for sale.

      We have all the facilities of Ogdensburg’s Freight House Restaurant, from the side rooms to the banquet hall to the bar. The Freight House will offer a special menu for those who stay for Saturday dinner.

      Musician and Speakers

      Don Woodcock is Grand Champion Fiddler of New York State and a member of the New York State Fiddlers Hall of Fame. He is recognized for having one of the greatest repertoires of traditional fiddle tunes.

      Ralph Eshelman Ph.D. - The British Campaign in the Chesapeake - lives in Maryland and is the co-author with Burton K. Kummerow of In Full Glory Reflected: Discovering the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake. Specific to the War of 1812, Ralph conducted a holistic inventory of War of 1812 sites in Maryland for the National Park Service’s National Battlefield Protection Program.

      Gregory Kloten M.A. - Captain George Howard United States Army: The Chronicles of a Connecticut Yankee on the Northern Frontier of the War of 1812 - teaches American and World history at Capital Community College in Hartford, CT.

      Horst Dresler - The Canadian Voltigeurs and the Battle of Chateauguay - an active re-enactor for three decades and event organizer for more than 10 years. Horst is a founder of the Quebec Historical Corps a bilingual, nonprofit organization promoting a better understanding of our past.

      Richard David Feltoe - The Upper Canada Militia in Peace and War, 1808-1816 - is the Curator and Corporate Archivist for Redpath Sugar Ltd., Canada’s oldest sugar company. He has authored seven books on the War of 1812, published by Dundurn Press. As a long-time member of the Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada, Richard has “fought” upon many 1812 battlefields.

      David Murray - The American Infantry Uniform from 1811 to 1815 - has researched and recreated American military uniforms for more than twenty years, concentrating on the War of 1812. As a longtime member of an 1812 military re-enactment group, he enjoys experimental archaeology by creating and wearing the period clothing.

      Bryan Thompson - Lt. Col. Thomas B. Benedict, the Accidental Commander of the St Lawrence County Militia - was the recipient of a 2007 Hackman research fellowship at the NYS archives to study the career of Lt Col. Benedict. In 2009 he was the recipient of the Bruce W Dearstyne award from the NYS Board of Regents for excellence in the educational use of local government records.

      Dennis McCarthy - The US Navy support of the Wilkinson Campaign and the Battle of French Creek - has co-authored several Divers Guide Books to the Thousand Islands and the book Shipwrecks of the Thousand Islands. He is amateur archaeologist and historian and co-founder of the St Lawrence River Historical.
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