June 12, 2014, 7PM
Dr Glenn Gordinier gives a presentation and talk about on "Connecticut and the war of 1812", Unity Church, Ellington Road (just past Mill on the River), South Windsor
On June 12, 2014, Dr. Glenn S. Gordiner of Stonington,CT will present an illustrated talk THE ROCKETS RED GLARE: CONNECTICUT AND THE WAR OF 1812. Dr Gordiner is the senior historian at Mystic Seaport where he teaches for the Williams College Maritime Studies program. Specializing in maritime history, he is also on the faculty of the University of Connecticut at Avery Point. His presentation fo the Historical Society is based on his book THE ROCKETS RED GLARE: the War of 1812 and Connecticut.
In the Ware of 1812 the United States took on the greatest naval power in the world, Great Britain. Some causes were because Britain attempted to restrict United States trade; the Royal Navy impressed American seasmen against their will into their Navy and the United Statesd desired to expand its territory. The United Sttes suffered many defeats by British, Canadian and Native American troops. Our nation's Capitol was burned in 1814. However, American Troops rallied and were able to repulse British invasions in major citites.
The war ended by the Treaty of Ghent, February 17,1815. It was oftened referred to as the forgotten war, however many have called the War of 1812 the second war of independence.
July & August 2014
All members and the public are invited to visit the Pleasant Valley School House to view the Society's exhibits. Small groups and individuals are enrourage as parking is limited.
School hours: TBD NO CHARGE
September 11, 2014, 7PM
Karen DePauw of the CT Historical Society presents,"From Bonnets to Bell Bottoms: A Century of Connecticut, Unity Church, Ellington Road (just past Mill on the River), South Windsor
October 4, 2014, 9AM - 3PM
Heritage Day, Main Street, (East Windsor Hill) - Birden Property, South Windsor FREE
Light refreshments are served at all meetings and events.
Membership is available throughout the year at any time - please click here for more information. http://www.southwindsorhistory.org/page008.aspx
CANCELLATIONS. Generally if schools and town government are closed due to inclement weather, the programs will be canceled and rescheduled when possible. Information on programs and cancellations at Unity Church can be obtained by calling 860-289-8963
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