It’s always a pleasure for us at the Michael J. Colligan History Project to highlight the activities of our local historical community. The ongoing bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 offers just such an opportunity, as local historian Tom Stander explores the conflict and its Butler County connections at the Oxford Lane Library, on Tuesday October 23 (7-8 pm). Join Mr. Stander as he reveals the contributions made by Butler Countians to halt the invading British and their Indian allies from taking western Ohio!
Sidenote: Often neglected in the public memory, the War of 1812 is among the most misleadingly named conflicts in US history, having lasted through January 1815. The next two years, then, offers plenty of opportunity for rediscovery, and the Colligan Project looks forward to showcasing further commemorations of this important chapter in our history!