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Remembering the Forgotten Conflict: Reflections on the War of 1812

October 14, 2013 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Featured Presentations include:
Christopher T. George is a medical editor, historian and free lance writer. He is the author of Terror on the Chesapeake: The War of 1812 on the Bay and editor of The Journal of the War of 1812

Major John R. Grodzinski is professor of History at the Royal Military College of Canada and author of The War of 1812: An Annotated Bibliography. He was also the Managing Editor of The Army Doctrine and Training Bulletin (now the Canadian Army Journal)

Donald R. Hickey, a history professor at Wayne State College, Wayne, Nebraska is author of several books and many articles including The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict (Bicentennial edition, 2012), Winner of the American Military Institute’s Best Book Award.

Jeff Seiken is an Air Force historian whose War of 1812 publications include: “Thomas Jefferson and the Tripolitan War, 1801-1805”, “The United States and the Contest for Lakes Erie and Ontario, 1812-1815″ and 60 Years’ War for the Great Lakes, 1754-1814, (2001).

Gene Smith is a professor of history at Texas Christian University and curator of history at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. His newest books is The Slaves’ Gamble: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812.
Presented by Michigan Commission on the Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 in cooperation with Consulate General of Canada – Detroit; Detroit Historical Society; DTE Energy; Historical Society of Michigan; Mackinac State Historic Parks; Michigan Council for History Education; Michigan Humanities Council; National Society of Colonial Dames of America; River Raisin National Battlefield Park

Individual Sponsors include: Jeannine and David Hales; Deanna and Dan Harrison; Russell Magnaghi and Diane Kordich; Annette and Jim McConnell; Jeanne & Dick Micka, Valerie & Phil Porter; Grace & Russ Smith; Lynn & Jim Spurr

Lodging is available at The Inn On Ferry Street, 84 East Ferry Street, Detroit MI, 48202. Reserve no later than Thurs., September 12th/ Reservations 1-313-871-6000. Ask for “1812” rate of $129/night.Breakfast each morning in the Scott House, WIFI, Parking, and Shuttle Service with in a five mile radius of the Inn. Located in Detroit’s Cultural Center, the Inn is one block from the Museum. For more info, visit
Registration is $95.00. Please make check payable to “Michigan War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission.” Mail to: Annette W. McConnell, Registrar, 17761 Bell Creek Lane, Livonia MI 48152. For more info, email:
[email protected]

NOTE: Combined Registration for Sun., Oct. 13, 1812 Historic Sites Tour & Mon., Oct. 14, Symposium,
available, space permitting, for $150.00 DHS Member or $165.00 Nonmember. ($15.00 Discount)


October 14, 2013
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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