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.
The Canadian Government is marking the bi-centennial as a national event
- Canadian Heritage
- Niagara 1812 Legacy Council
- Ontario Historical Society
- New Brunswick Provincial Committee for Commemorations of War of 1812
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.
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 War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission
- Illinois War of 1812 Society
- Vincennes War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission
- Planned commemorations at the old Fort Madison site.
- Kentucky War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission
- Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission
- Maryland's Star Spangled 200 Celebration
- The Michigan Commission on the Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812
In 2011, New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill to establish a formal War Of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. Previous versions of the bill were vetoed repeatedly by Gov. David Paterson in 2009 and 2010.
- North Carolina War of 1812 Bicentennial
- Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission
- James Madison Center War of 1812 Bicentennial
- Virginia Bicentennial of the War of 1812 Commission
- Washington DC War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission "Building Heritage Bridges"
- S. 959:Star-Spangled Banner and War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission Act, GovTrack, http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s109-959
- Barclay: Cuomo Should Have Signed War of 1812 Anniversary Commission Legislation, newzjunky.com, http://www.newzjunky.com/news/0927barclay_1812.htm
- Paterson Vetoes Creating War Of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, Albany Project, http://www.thealbanyproject.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=7018
- 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
- Online PBS film and shorts on the War of 1812 from WNED