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Event: 'War Of 1812 Historical Forum'

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Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012 At 10:00 AM
Duration: 1 Day

THNOC to host forum discussing the naval War of 1812 and Battle of New Orleans
WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection in conjunction with New Orleans Navy Week
WHAT: War of 1812 Historical Forum
WHEN: Thursday, April 19, 2012
10 a.m.–noon
WHERE: The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Williams Research Center,
410 Chartres St., in the French Quarter
HOW: Free and open to the public. Reservations: (504) 523-4662 or wrc@hnoc.org
WHY: To commemorate the roles of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard in the War of 1812, The Historic New Orleans Collection is hosting a historical forum. Speakers include Dennis M. Conrad, a historian at the Naval History and Heritage Command, Allison Peña, ranger and cultural anthropologist from Jean Lafitte National Park (custodian of Chalmette National Battlefield), and William H. Thiesen, Atlantic Area Historian for the United States Coast Guard. Jason Wiese, assistant director of the Williams Research Center and a Battle of New Orleans scholar, will moderate.

Following the talks there will be a demonstration from the Coast Guard Auxiliary Historical Ships Company, living history reenactors who interpret the history of the Revenue Marine (forerunner of the U.S. Coast Guard) during the War of 1812. Participants will have the opportunity to ask the speakers questions at the conclusion of the program.
This presentation is part of The Historic New Orleans Collection’s contribution to New Orleans Navy Week, the inaugural event in a three-year national celebration commemorating the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled Banner. In addition to the historical forum, The Collection will also feature a display of some of its War of 1812 holdings, including original documents and artifacts relating to the Battle of New Orleans. Active military personnel will also receive complimentary admission to any of The Collection's guided tours. Current military ID will be required to receive free admission.
About The Collection
Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. For more information about The Collection, please visit www.hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662.

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