War of 1812 After Tippecanoe Symposium at Detroit Historical Museum

After Tippecanoe Symposium November 8th

Late Registration Still Available for “After Tippecanoe” Symposium, 200 Years After Historic Battle

Contact: Jim McConnell at (734) 525-2962 or jam1776@sbcglobal.com

The Historical Society of Michigan is one of the sponsors of the upcoming After Tippecanoe Symposium, which is focused on the War of 1812 two centuries ago.  The war was fought in part on Michigan soil.

Interested individuals can still register for the Tuesday, Nov. 8th symposium to be held at the Detroit Historical Museum , 5401 Woodward, in Detroit’s Cultural Center . The full-day seminar features nine outstanding scholars describing key aspects of the War of 1812 n the Old Northwest . 

“We are pleased to offer this wonderful program for the people of Michigan,” said Phil Porter, commission chairman and director of Mackinac State Historic Parks, which administers Fort Mackinac, the site of the first land battle of the War of 1812 in United States Territory. “This symposium will interest anyone wishing to learn more about key War of 1812 events in Michigan and surrounding areas.”

From 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, join the Michigan Commission on the Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, the Detroit Historical Society, and other sponsors to hear tales about Michigan ’s storied past. The symposium includes a full program and resource materials, along with a continental breakfast and lunch. Registration is $95. More details, including presenters and topics, click here.

To register for the “After Tippecanoe” Symposium on November 8th please print the brochure located at http://www.hsmichigan.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/1812-A.T.-flyer-no-bleeds.pdf and mail it in to the address indicated.  To register over the phone for this event or if you have questions please contact Jim McConnell at (734) 525-2962 or email him at  jam1776@sbcglobal.com .  

Lodging for Monday, November 7th, and/or Tuesday, November 8th, is available at the Inn on Ferry Street at special group rate of $119 plus tax per night for their Queen Deluxe room type. To make a reservation, contact: Inn on Ferry Street , 84 E Ferry Street Detroit , MI48202; (313) 871-6000, emailschapman.inn@gmail.com,  or visit www.theinnonferrystreet.com.

The Michigan Commission for the Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 is charged with encouraging, planning, and developing activities, events, programs, observances and services appropriate to commemorate Michigan ’s role in the War of 1812. More information can be found atwww.michigan.gov/war1812



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