January – February 2015
African Americans and the War 0f 1812 presented by Gene Allen Smith
During the War of 1812, black men accounted for between 15 and 20 percent of enlisted men on all ships and all stations in the United States Navy. Historian Gene Allen Smith will talk about the experiences of African Americans during the War of 1812, and the choice many faced between joining the U.S. or the British, who offered to free any slave that joined their cause.
Free of charge.
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Be sure to bundle up and get ready to sip warm beverages by the cozy fire pits or stay warm in our heated tents. It’s sure to be an experience you’ll never forget!
Erie Maritime Museum Outdoor Plaza
Hors d’ oeuvres
Funky Winter Hat Contest
and much more!
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