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March 12th @ 6pm: Thomas Chambers
American Antiquities are so Rare: Commemorating 1812 on the Niagara Frontier
Perhaps no other part of the United States saw more battles during the War of 1812 than the Niagara River borderland in western New York State. In later years its decaying fortifications and overgrown battlefields provided reminders of the struggle’s bloodshed and indecisive conclusion.
Tourists traveling to Niagara Falls visited nearby Fort Niagara, Queenston Heights or Lundy’s Lane, constructing the war’s memory in the process. As one visitor wrote during an 1821 trip to Niagara, “This beautiful country stimulates my patriotism.” Battlefields and monuments on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border became sites where Americans, and especially New Yorkers, came to understand why the War of 1812 mattered, and how they could remember its fallen heroes.
March 19th @ 6pm: Eric Bloomquist“Creating Borders and Defining Country”
Discover the forgotten history of borderlands in the Niagara Region. Learn about the impact of the Holland Land Company,Pioneer settlement, Native Treaties and the creationof an American National Identity.
March 26th @ 6pm: Alan Jamieson
Haudenosaunee Diplomacy and the Two Row Wampum Treaty
The Two Row Wampum Treaty is considered by the Haudenosaunee to be the basis of all of their subsequent treaties with European and North American governments. Find out more about this agreement also known as the Tawagonshi Agreement of 1613 between representatives of the Five Nations of the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) and representatives of the Dutch government in 1613 in what is now upstate New York.
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