The War of 1812 on Cape Cod

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Date(s) - November 12, 2019
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History


The Friends of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster announce their monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 12:30pm, which includes a potluck lunch. Following, Ron Petersen will give a presentation: The War of 1812 on Cape Cod at 1:30pm. The public is welcome at all or part of the meeting.

Most people are familiar with the Battle of New Orleans, which took place in January of 1815. Less than a month earlier, another one occurred: The Battle of Orleans on December 19, 1814, when British marines and seamen landed in Rock Harbor. Learn what happened when the Orleans Militia responded, and why the battle earned Orleans the motto “defiant and self-reliant.”

Ron Petersen, Chair of the Orleans Historical Commission, will discuss the impact of the war on Cape Cod, and in particular its impact on the Outer Cape. He has served as a board member and officer of the Orleans Historical Society, and his columns on local history appear periodically in the Cape Codder.

*Admission is Free/ Attendees are welcome to join the Friends of CCMNH for a Potluck Lunch at 12:30 pm.  Please note that the Museum exhibits are not open.  

For more information please call the Museum at 508-896-3867 ext. 133.
737 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
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