Speakers David F. Sherman and Jessica DiPalma combine to present a unique portrait of the war. Sherman is the award-winning managing editor of the Bee Newspapers and the official historian for the Town of Amherst. You will be surprised to learn how many local landmarks, street names, and stories can be traced back to the War of 1812. DiPalma is assistant curator of education at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. She will illustrate how artists have depicted scenes of war as a historical record and social commentary—from the earliest battles, through the War of 1812, to the present day.
This event is part of a new speaker series sponsored by the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park. “The War of 1812: A new look at America’s second war of independence” will feature more than a dozen national and regional experts at venues across the area through November 2012 for a well-rounded and fascinating 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.
No admission ticket is needed, but audience capacity is limited to the specific venue. Reservations are encouraged by calling the Park at (716) 847-1773 ext. 10 (no need at the Library locations).