Weekly Feature

2012-08-16 / Local News

Panel discussion to spotlight local impact of War of 1812

A free War of 1812 Speaker Series will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the WNED television studio, One Horizon Plaza, Buffalo.

Titled “The War of 1812: A New LookatAmerica’sSecondWarofIndependence,” the series will begin with a panel discussion moderated by Heritage Magazine Editor Douglas DeCroix and five speakers.

Participating that night will be:

• Jare Cardinal, director of the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum.

¸• Eva M. Doyle, black history columnist at the Criterion, author and retired teacher.

¸• William H. Siener, former executive director of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.

¸• David Sherman, Bee Group Newspapers managing editor and Amherst town historian.

¸• Michael Vogel, retired Buffalo News editorial page editor and current president of the Buffalo Lighthouse Association.

DVDs, books and other items from the WNED documentary “The War of 1812” will be raffled as door prizes.

Combined, the series will feature more than a dozen national and regional experts at venues across the area through fall 2012 for a portrait of how the War of 1812 changed everyday life on the Niagara Frontier and across the nation.

This series is made possible by a grant from the Buffalo & Erie County Standing Committee of the Niagara River Greenway Commission to the Niagara 1812 Bicentennial Legacy Council for the park’s bicentennial celebration.

For more information, visit www.buffalonavalpark.org or call 847-1773.

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