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Bicentennial Resources

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There are many great websites and other resources available to learn more about the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 commemorations across the nation.   Below you will find links to websites that might be of interest.

Lead Partners
USS Constitution Museum Resources
United States by Region
Canada by Region
Education Resources
Other 1812/2012 Organizations and Sites
1812 Constitution Battle Resources
Constitution Crew Journals
Great Books About the War of 1812

 

Lead Partners:

U.S. Navy Office of Commemorations
http://www.ourflagwasstillthere.org/
http://www.history.navy.mil/commemorations/1812/1812-index.htm

Operation Sail
http://www.opsail.org/


USS Constitution Museum Resources

A Sailor's Life For Me! (Online, Interactive Game and Educational Resources)
http://www.asailorslifeforme.org

All Hands on Deck: Learning Adventures Aboard "Old Ironsides" (K-12 Interdisciplinary Curriculum)
http://www.allhandsondeck.org

Bicentennial Summary
http://www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org/about-us/bicentennial/summary/

Short History of the War of 1812
http://www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org/about-us/bicentennial/short-history-1812/

Log Lines - Blog of the USS Constitution Museum's curatorial department.
http://usscm.blogspot.com/

Midshipman Pardon Mawney Whipple's Letterbook (online exhibit)
http://www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org/proddir/prod/497/5?RedirectURL=%2F%2F0%2F10%2F%3FSearch[type]%3DOnline

 

United States by Region:

District of Columbia

Washington DC War of of 1812 Bicentennial Commission
http://www.washingtondcwarof1812bicentennialcommission.org/

Smithsonian - Star Spangled Banner
http://americanhistory.si.edu/starspangledbanner/

Smithsonian - Andrew Jackson
http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/hall2/jacks.htm

Illinois

Illinois War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission
http://illinoiswarof1812bicentennial.org/

Indiana

Tippecanoe County Historical Association
http://www.tcha.mus.in.us/battlefield.htm

Harrison and Tecumseh: Final Decision in the Old Northwest - War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission
http://www.spiritofvincennes.org/1812/commission.html

Kentucky

National Guard History Museum
www.kynghistory.ky.gov

War of 1812 Kentucky Battle Flag
http://www.1812kentuckybattleflag.com/

Louisiana

Chalmette Battlefield
http://www.nps.gov/jela/chalmette-battlefield.htm

Maryland

Star Spangled 200
http://starspangled200.org

Upper Bay - War of 1812 Maryland Bicentennial
www.upperbay1812.com

Eastern Shore 2012
www.easternshore2012.org

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
http://www.nps.gov/fomc/index.htm

Battle of Bladdensburg
http://www.battleofbladensburg1812.com/

Massachusetts

USS Constitution Museum
http://www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org/

USS Constitution
http://www.history.navy.mil/ussconstitution/

Naval History & Heritage Command Detachment Boston
http://www.history.navy.mil/constitution/index.html

Boston National Historical Park
http://www.nps.gov/bost/index.htm

Freedom Trail
http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/

Michigan

Mackinac Fort
http://www.mackinacparks.com/

River Raisen Battlefield
http://www.riverraisinbattlefield.org/

Michigan State
http://www.michigan.gov/som/0,1607,7-192--225350--,00.html

Midwest

The First Volley
http://thefirstvolley.com/

Missouri

The War of 1812 in the St. Louis Theater
http://www.1812missouriterritory.com/

New York

The Military Society of the War of 1812
www.militaryscietyofthewarof1812.com

Battle of Plattsburgh
http://www.battleofplattsburgh.org/

Great Lakes Seaway Trail
http://www.seawaytrail.com/Press_Room/Warof1812webpage.html

The Hull Family Home
http://www.hullfamilyhome.org/

Old Fort Niagara
https://oldfortniagara.org/

Sackets Harbor Battlefield
http://www.sacketsharborbattlefield.org/

North Carolina

North Carolina War of 1812 Bicentennial
http://nc1812.ncdcr.gov/

Ohio

Ohio War of 1812 Bicetennial Commisssion
http://www.warof1812.ohio.gov

200 Columbus - The Bicentennial
http://www.columbus2012.org

Fort Meigs
http://www.fortmeigs.org/

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial
http://www.nps.gov/pevi/index.htm

Pennsylvania

Flagship Niagra
http://www.brigniagara.org/

Virginia

Opsail Virginia 2012
http://www.opsail2012virginia.com/adopt-a-ship

 

Canada by Region:

Ontario

Discover 1812
http://www.discover1812.com/

Battlefield House Museum and Park
http://www.battlefieldhouse.ca/

Niagara Falls Museum
http://www.niagarafallsmuseum.ca/battlegroundhotelmuseum.html

Canadian War Museum
http://www.warmuseum.ca/

Canada Niagara Parks - Old Fort Erie
http://www.niagaraparks.com/old-fort-erie/index.html

Visit 1812
http://www.visit1812.com/

Ontario Trails Council
http://www.trailsof1812.com/

Ontario War of 1812 Festivals and Celebrations
http://war1812celebrations.ontariofestivalsvisited.ca/headline_news.html

Fort Malden National Historic Site
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/on/fortgeorge.aspx

Niagara Falls History Museum
http://www.niagarafallshistorymuseum.ca/

Chippawa Battlefield Park
http://www.niagaraparks.com/heritage-trail/chippawa-battlefield-park.html

Fort York National Historic Site
http://www.toronto.ca/culture/museums/fort-york.htm

Malden National Historic Site
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/on/malden/index.aspx

Southern Georgian Bay War of 1812 Bicentennial
http://www.1812bicentennial.com/

Quebec

Chateauguay National Historic Site
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/qc/chateauguay/index.aspx

 

Education Resources:

A Sailor's Life for Me!
http://www.asailorslifeforme.org/

War of 1812 Timeline
http://www.eighteentwelve.ca/

US Navy War of 1812 Bicentennial Speakers Bureau
http://www.navyhistory.org/2011/10/1812-speakers-survey/

 

Other 1812/2012 Organizations & Sites:

Society of the War of 1812
www.societyofthewarof1812.org

History.com - War of 1812
http://www.history.com/topics/war-of-1812

War of 1812 Bicentennial Info.
http://www.warof1812-bicentennial.info/

War of 1812 Bicentennial and Museum News
http://www.warof1812.ca/1812news.htm

1812 History
http://www.1812history.com/index.php

Christopher T. George's War of 1812 Blog
 http://chrisgeorgewarof1812.blogspot.com/

 The History List
 http://www.thehistorylist.com

National Park Service
http://www.nps.gov/history/1812/

Constitution 1812 Battle Resources:

The Great Chase
http://www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org/constitution-resources/the-captain-speaks/the-great-chase-july-1812/

USS Constitution vs. HMS Guerriere
http://www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org/constitution-resources/the-captain-speaks/constitution-defeats-hms-guerriere/

USS Constitution vs. HMS Java
http://www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org/constitution-resources/the-captain-speaks/constitution-defeats-hbms-java/

USS Constitution vs. HMS Cyane and HMS Levant
http://www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org/constitution-resources/the-captain-speaks/double-victory/

 

Constitution Crew Journals:

Journal of Surgeon Amos Evans 1812-1813
http://www.captainsclerk.info/journals/surg-amos-evans-1812-3.html

Journals of Midshipman Frederick Baury 1811-1812
http://www.captainsclerk.info/journals/midn-frederick-baury-1811-2.html

Journals of Midshipman Frederick Baury 1812
http://www.captainsclerk.info/journals/midn-frederick-baury-1812.html

Journals of Midshipman Frederick Baury 1812-1813
http://www.captainsclerk.info/journals/midn-frederick-baury-1812-3.html

 

Great Books About the War of 1812

(Links direct you to USS Constitution Museum Store website)

 

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