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War of 1812 presentation by North Collins Historical Society

NORTH COLLINS — On June 1, the North Collins Historical Society will host a presentation titled, “The War of 1812 on the Niagara Frontier: An Introduction for the 200th Anniversary.” The presentation is part of an ongoing series of talks in conjunction with the North Collins Historical Museum’s current exhibit, “Southern Erie County in the Civil War and War of 1812.”

Some of the hardest fighting with the heaviest casualties of the War of 1812 occurred in numerous battles on the Niagara Frontier. Commemorating July’s 200th anniversary of the Niagara Campaign of 1814, which included the battles of Chippawa and Lundy’s Lane, the presentation will be an overview of the 2.5-year-long war’s battles and campaigns along the Niagara, including Queenston Heights, Stoney Creek, Fort Niagara, Buffalo/Black Rock, Chippawa, Lundy’s Lane, the Siege of Fort Erie and others.

The 60-minute PowerPoint presentation will be by Kevin O’Beirne, a civil and environmental engineer from Hamburg, who has authored over 20 articles on the Civil War published in history magazines and co-authored the book, The Columbia Rifles Research Compendium (2007).

The presentation will start at the North Collins Historical Museum, located at 2021 Center St., in the Village of North Collins, starting at 1:30 p.m. on June 1. Admission is free.
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