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 May 23 2001 Frederick, MD 
Talk and Book Signing by Christopher T. George, author of Terror on the Chesapeake: The War of 1812 on the Bay
View slides and learn about his new book. He will emphasize the role of Francis Scott Key and Frederick County militiamen in the war. Books will be available for purchase. Frederick County Public Library, C. Burr Artz Central, 5340 Spectrum Drive, Suite A, Frederick, MD 21703, telephone (301)694-1630 7:00 pm, Wednesday, May 23 (advance registration required)
Contact: Georgie Van Brocklin, 301-694-1630, ext. 8
Email: gvanbrocklin@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.fcpl.org/01_inf/01_2_prog/01_2_2_month/01_2_2_12.html
 
 May 26-28 2001 Perrysburg, OH 
Memorial Day Weekend Military Remembrance
Fort Meigs War of 1812 military encampment. 18 gun salute, Saturday at 11:00 AM. Memorial Ceremony, Monday at 2:00 PM. Extended hours 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Contact: Adam Sakel or Martin Land (800)283-8916 or (419) 874-4121
Email: fortmeigs@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.fortmeigs.org/
 
 June 23 2001 St. Leonard, MD 
Tavern Night
7 pm to 10 pm, Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, St. Leonard, Calvert County, located close to St. Leonard's Creek where Commodore Joshua Barney's flotilla engaged the British in the summer of 1814! Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a tavern from the 1800s. Enjoy food, drink, games, and live entertainment featuring the Ship's Company Chanteymen singers, back by popular demand. Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum is located at 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, MD 20685.
Contact: Dianne A. Houseknecht, Public Services Coordinator, 401-586-8501
Email: houseknecht@dhcd.state.md.us
 
 July 4 2001 Perrysburg, OH 
Independence 1813
War of 1812 reenactors recreate the National Salute as it was done in 1813 at Fort Meigs in 1813 complete with 18-gun salute, original music and toasts to our nation by the officers of the garrison. Full encampment and military demonstrations. The special commemorative ceremony and 18-gun salute will take place at July 4th at 2:00 PM. The fort will have extended hours Saturday and Sunday 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
Contact: Adam Sakel or Martin Land (800)283-8916 or (419) 874-4121
Email: fortmeigs@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.fortmeigs.org/
 
 August 3-5 2001 Centerville, OH 
Gathering at Hole's Creek
Timeline event held on the beautiful wooded grounds of the Washington Township Recreation Center on SR-725 west of Centerville, Ohio. This locale is where Munger's Rangers were actually bivouacked during the War of 1812. Tacticals, sutlers, entertainment. Military units from 1750-1865 are invited.
Contact: Linda Madden at the Washington Township Recreation Center, 895 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd., Centerville, OH 45499, telephone (937) 433-0130
 
 August 11-12 2001 Brownstown, MI 
1812 Brownstown Reenactment
This event focuses on the military events that occurred on the Detroit River frontier early in the War of 1812 - the August battles of Brownstown and Monguagon - and the daily life concerns of the local Native & French habitants of the period. The battles at Brownstown and Monguagon were fought starting on August 9, 1812 and were a part of the fumbling efforts of the American General William Hull to keep his 250-mile-long supply line open a short distance to the south of Detroit. The American forces included a couple hundred Ohio militia riflemen, a few regulars and some Ohio Dragoons. The opfors included both British regulars and Native Americans under Tecumseh. Much of the action took place in the vicinity of the River Raisin later to become famous as the site of Winchester's disastrous foray in an attempt to invade Canada in the winter of 1812-1813. The event takes place on the Lake Erie/Detroit River shore near the Great Wave Pool at Lake Erie Metropark, Brownstown, MI about 45 minutes south of Detroit.
Contact: 1812 Brownstown Re-enactment, Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Lake Erie Metropark, P.O. Box 120, Brownstown, MI 48173 or call the museum at 1-800-477-3189. Alternatively contact Sharon Lesperance, 3371 Brookshire St., Trenton, MI 48183.
 
 August 18-19 2001 Piqua, OH 
The War of 1812 in the Miami Valley
The Johnston Farm in 1812 was owned by the man who was the Indian Agent for the area and was the site of the massive cache of war materiel which Steele's Rifles and Munger's Rangers acted to protect and transport soon after the surrender of Detroit. The grassy site is beautifully restored with many period-authentic buildings and is ideal for a rendezvous of 1812 units. Activities include small-scale tacticals, demonstrations for the public and the consumption of good food provided by the organizers. More information will be available later. John Johnston's home and farm is located at Piqua Historical Area State Memorial, Piqua, Ohio. Admissions & Fees: $5.00/adults, $1.25/students age 6-12.
Contact: Andy Hite, Site Manager, telephone 937-773-2522 or 1-800-752-2619.
Email: johnstonfarm@mail2.wesnet.com
Website: http://www.ohiohistory.org/places/piqua/
 
 August 23-26 2001 Penetanguishene, Ontario - Canada 
Battle of Georgian Bay
The annual reenactment of the the Battle of Georgian Bay will be held at Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene, Ontario. Highlights include two concerts by Tanglefoot and Jack's Nasty Face Tavern, Naval & Military battles include, Tall Ships, street fighting, skirmish at balm beach depot, capture of the Port of Midland, parade & actual pillaging of Penetanguishene merchants, Siege of Magazine Island and the Americans Last Stand. Wood, Straw, Saturday dinner, draws for bootie & a thank you gift all provided. Breakfast each morning for a small fee. Soldiers, sailors, sutlers, voyageurs, natives, buckskinners, rendezvous and camp followers all welcomed.
Contact: David Brunelle, 22 Fox St., Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada, L9M 1R9. Telephone: 705-549-6850. Fax: 705-549-6625
Email: brunelle@csolve.net
Website: http://www.battleofgeorgianbay.huronia.com
 
 September 7-9 2001 Baltimore, MD 
Star-Spangled Banner Weekend
Come to historic Fort McHenry and celebrate the 187th anniversary of Defender's Day, an annual event commemorating the Battle of Baltimore of 1814. War of 1812 living history units will participate. Friday evening historic sailing from the fort to the Inner Harbor with parade through the city center. Activities throughout the weekend include musket firing demonstrations, a privateer auction, drills, authentic Sunday church service, and a period tavern with music and games. Saturday night features a tactical demonstration and ship-to-shore bombardment involving pyrotechnic bombs and 105-mm howitzers. Park provides wood, water, straw, and most meals for reenactors. Reenactors also receive free passes to local museums, the water taxi to the Inner Harbor, and a crab feast on Saturday night.
Contact: Ranger Vincent Vaise, Fort McHenry National Monument, East Fort Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230, tel. (410) 962-4290, ext. 236
Email: Vince_Vaise@nps.gov
Website: http://www.nps.gov/fomc/
 
 September 15-15 2001 Perrysburg, OH 
Fort Meigs 1813
Fort Meigs 1813 - United States and British soldiers recreate the contest for the Old Northwest in 1813. Recreations of historic battles at For Meigs take place Saturday and Sunday a 2:00 PM. Extended hours Saturday and Sunday 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Lantern Tours Saturday evening. Please call to confirm specific times or make reservations.
Contact: Adam Sakel or Martin Land (800)283-8916 or (419) 874-4121
Email: fortmeigs@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.fortmeigs.org/
 
 September 29-30 2001 St. Leonard, MD 
War of 1812 Reenactment and Tavern Night
Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm, at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, St. Leonard, Calvert County, located close to St. Leonard's Creek where Commodore Joshua Barney's flotilla engaged the British in the summer of 1814. This year's event offers skirmishes on both days, musket and cannon drills, demonstrations by craftsmen, and sutlers selling merchandise appropriate to the period. Tours of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory will be offered, where artifacts from the Battle of St. Leonard Creek are being conserved. On Saturday night, the Friends of JPPM will be hosting a Tavern Night with food, drink, and live music at Patterson's Pint from 6 pm to 10 pm. Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum is located at 10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, MD 20685.
Contact: Dianne A. Houseknecht, Public Services Coordinator, phone (410) 586-8501
Email: houseknecht@dhcd.state.md.us
 
 October 5-6 2001 Norfolk, VA 
War of 1812 Garrison Weekend
Living History programs at Fort Norfolk, Norfolk, VA. Both US and British impressions, seacoast battle with local schooner "American Rover." US and British forces will camp in and around the grounds of Old Fort Norfolk beginning on Friday afternoon, with the site open to the public on Saturday morning. Goal of event is to portray the garrison life of US forces stationed in and around the Norfolk area with an emphasis on Fort Norfolk. Period camping will be allowed on the fort grounds and firewood, straw and water will be provided. Meals will be provided Saturday morning and evening. Individual units will need to provide their lunch on Saturday. On Saturday morning at 10 am, there will be a talk and book signing by Christopher T. George, author of "Terror on the Chesapeake: The War of 1812 on the Bay." Mr. George's book covers the Battle of Craney Island that took place on June 22, 1813, and the subsequent British raid on Hampton, Virginia, on June 25, 1813, and his talk will include discussion of these events and other actions in Virginia.
Contact: Brian Howard, telephone (757) 459-8967.
Email: bdhoward@quixnet.net
Website: http://www.geocities.com/athens/oracle/3750
 
 October 21 2001 Annapolis, MD 
Fifth National War of 1812 Symposium
The War of 1812 Consortium, Inc., announces that the Fifth National War of 1812 Symposium will be held at the Officers and Alumni Club at the U.S. Naval Academy from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, 2001. Included among the expected speakers are Donald Hickey, Wesley Turner, Tom Kanon, and Arnold Blumberg. Complete details will be announced in the Spring issue of the Journal of the War of 1812 due out in April 2001.
Contact: Christopher T. George, War of 1812 Symposium, 3800 Canterbury Road, Apt. 3E, Baltimore, MD 21218. Tel. 410-243-5635
Email: editorcg@yahoo.com
Website: http://warof1812.casebook.org/
 

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