War of 1812
Mon Nov 5
Perhaps the most obscure of American wars, many historians debate its roots, who really won, or what the war accomplished.
The conflict solidified American control over the Great Lakes and brought the inland ‘American Empire’ to the ‘Empire City’ launching our area into becoming the metropolis of today.
Most of the action took place outside of our city: the Battle of New Orleans, the Star Spangled Banner, the burning of Washington, and the USS Constitution (‘Old Ironsides’).
In New York the War was remembered for the fortifications built around the city – even within Astoria!
Come to our new exhibit and lecture. The exhibit features fortifications in Astoria from the war.
Fee: Free to GAHS members, $5.00 non-members
These programs are supported by public funds from the New York Council for the Humanities and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Additional support provided by the membership of the Greater Astoria Historical Society.