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Program this weekend at River Raisin National Battlefield Park, Monroe Mich

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  • James Yaworsky
    CLASH OF POWERS IN FRONTIER AMERICA A Walk Back In Time – Rain or Shine MONROE, Michigan.— Saturday September 1st and Sunday September 2nd from 1 p.m. to 7
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 29, 2012
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      CLASH OF POWERS IN FRONTIER AMERICA
      A Walk Back In Time – Rain or Shine

      MONROE, Michigan.— Saturday September 1st and Sunday September 2nd

      from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Journey back in time at River Raisin National

      Battlefield Park and encounter costumed performances that bring alive the

      events leading up to the Battles of the River Raisin and the shaping of the

      nations of North America. This epic event relives Native American life

      before French settlement, fur trading, the melding of cultures, the birth

      of Tecumseh's Confederation, Dolley Madison's views on the War efforts, the

      invasion of Canada, divided loyalties, the freeing of Frenchtown, bravery

      and consequences through the eyes of a 14 Year-old Midshipman, the capture

      of Winchester, a French mother's defense of family, a national calamity,

      Winchester's rebuttal to Harrison's accusations and the molding of an

      infamous military leader – young George Custer! Altogether, 14

      performances will captivate the imagination of viewers of all ages!


      Performances will be held at River Raisin National Battlefield Park

      located at 1403 E. Elm Avenue in Monroe, Michigan. If it rains, the

      performances will be held inside the Monroe Multi-Sports Complex located on

      Dixie Highway between Elm Avenue and Noble. The Clash of Powers in

      Frontier America – A Walk Back in Time has been made possible by a grant

      from the National Park Foundation through the generous support of the

      Coca-Cola Foundation, L.L. Bean, Disney, The Anschultz Foundation and the

      Ahmanson Foundation. The Event has also been made possible through

      contributions by the Monroe Community Players, Monroe War of 1812

      Bicentennial Committee, Monroe County Intermediate School District, Monroe

      County Historical Museum, Friends of the River Raisin Battlefield, City of

      Monroe, Boy Scouts of America, the Monroe Tourism Bureau, the Monroe County

      Historical Society and By Design Graphic Arts and Marketing!


      Authorized in 2009 and established in October of 2010 as America's

      Newest National Battlefield Park, River Raisin National Battlefield Park

      remembers, commemorates, preserves and interprets the January 1813 battles

      of the War of 1812 and their aftermath. Although American forces were

      victorious in the first battle, the second ended in the most disastrous

      defeat for the U.S. during the war; a devastating loss that included mass

      killing of the wounded. One of the most historically significant events to

      emerge from the battles was the cry, "Remember the Raisin!" which persuaded

      forces to fight successfully at the Battle of the Thames later that year.

      The American victory at the Battle of the Thames sealed the War of 1812 in

      the western theater for the Americans; however, it claimed the life of the

      great Shawnee leader, Chief Tecumseh. -NPS-


      For Release: August 28, 2012
      Contact: Scott J. Bentley, Superintendent or
      Daniel D. Downing, Chief of Interpretation, Education &
      Operations
      Phone: (734)243-7136
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