War of 1812 Bicentennial

War of 1812 Bicentennial

The War of 1812 Bicentennial is a series of planned events to commemorate the War of 1812 in Canada and the United States during the war's bicentenary, 2012-2015. Included here is a list of planned commemorations and organizations.

Canada

The Canadian Government is marking the bi-centennial as a national event

  • Canadian Heritage

Provincial commemorations

Ontario

  • Niagara 1812 Legacy Council
  • Ontario Historical Society

New Brunswick

  • New Brunswick Provincial Committee for Commemorations of War of 1812

United States

Currently the U.S. Government has no formal organization or committee to coordinate commemorations of the War of 1812; the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission Act failed to pass Congress in 2006.[1]

U.S. Military commemorations

  • U.S. Navy Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled Banner: ourflagwasstillthere.org
  • Naval History and Heritage Command: history.navy.mil
  • Preserve the Pensions! (A project to digitize all of the War of 1812 pension files by the end of the war's bicentennial)

Illinois

  • Illinois War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission
  • Illinois War of 1812 Society

Indiana

  • Vincennes War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission

Iowa

Kentucky

  • Kentucky War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission

Maryland

  • Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission
  • Maryland's Star Spangled 200 Celebration

Michigan

  • The Michigan Commission on the Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812

New York

In 2011, New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill to establish a formal War Of 1812 Bicentennial Commission.[2] Previous versions of the bill were vetoed repeatedly by Gov. David Paterson in 2009[3] and 2010.[4]

North Carolina

  • North Carolina War of 1812 Bicentennial

Ohio

  • Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission

Virginia

  • James Madison Center War of 1812 Bicentennial
  • Virginia Bicentennial of the War of 1812 Commission

Washington D.C.

  • Washington DC War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission "Building Heritage Bridges"

References

  1. ^ S. 959:Star-Spangled Banner and War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission Act, GovTrack, http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s109-959
  2. ^ Barclay: Cuomo Should Have Signed War of 1812 Anniversary Commission Legislation, newzjunky.com, http://www.newzjunky.com/news/0927barclay_1812.htm
  3. ^ Paterson Vetoes Creating War Of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, Albany Project, http://www.thealbanyproject.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=7018
  4. ^ Governor says War of 1812 commission should have been funded in the budget , Syracuse Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2010/09/oswego_loses_again_with_govern.html

External links

  • Online PBS film and shorts on the War of 1812 from WNED