Evenings Upstairs @ Your Library- Kentucky's Contribution in the War of 1812


Amanda Roberts

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

November 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Location: McCracken County Public Library

Phone: 270-442-2510

Email: bwrinkle@mclib.net

Link: http://www.mclib.net

Event Description

NOVEMBER 14, 2013

Remember the Raisin! - Kentucky's Contribution in the War of 1812

Presented by author and historian Eddie Price

Kentucky's contribution in the War of 1812 was vital to the American war effort. This presentation shows how deeply Kentuckians were involved economically, politically, militarily, and emotionally. The massacre at River Raisin gave rise to the battle cry of the war: "Remember the Raisin!"

Governor Isaac Shelby left Frankfort to lead troops along the northern frontier and commanded victorious soldiers at the Battle of the Thames. After all they had sacrificed, Kentuckians answered the call once more to defend New Orleans. The epic battle on the sugarcane plantations below the city provided redemption for the young American nation ─ and for a state seeking to shed its pioneer image to become one of the more influential states in the union.

Price is the author of the book Widder's Landing, now in 3rd printing, a historical novel set in the early part of the 19th century, centered around Kentucky's contributions to the American cause in the War of 1812.

A long time teacher and historian from Hancock County, Price will be in authentic costume. Period music will accompany his presentation.

You can follow Mr. Price on Facebook here.

Co-sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council

November 14, 2013 | 7:00 pm | 2nd Floor meeting room
All programs are free and open to the public.

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For more information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle
Tel: 270-442-2510 ext. 119 (Toll-free 866-829-7532)
Email: bwrinkle@mclib.net
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