Weston library and historical society sponsor lecture series on War of 1812

weston-historical-society-cupolaThe Weston Historical Society, in collaboration with the Weston Public Library, is sponsoring an evening lecture series covering various topics relating to the War of 1812. Subjects to be discussed include the causes and impact of the War of 1812, the Battle of New Orleans, the War of 1812 and Connecticut, and America and Europe during the War of 1812.

The events are free, and all are welcome to attend.

The first lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m., with guest speaker Dr. Matthew Warshauer, who will discuss the causes and impact of the war. It will be held at the Weston Historical Society Archive Building, 104 Weston Road.

The second lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m., at the historical society, with Professor Mark Albertson, who will discuss the Battle of New Orleans.

On Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Weston Public Library, guest speaker Dr. Glenn Gordinier will discuss the timeline of the war in relation to Connecticut.

The final lecture will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m., with Professor Mark Albertson, who will discuss America and Europe during the War of 1812. This will be held at the library.

Call 203-226-1804 for additional information, or to become a member of the Weston Historical Society. A complete schedule may also be found at westonpubliclibrary.org.

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