“What We Know That Ain’t So”: Myths of the War of 1812

Tuesday, November 19 @ 7.30pm

Harry T. Wilks Conference Center

Don Hickey, Professor of History, Wayne State College

Don Hickey 019 (5)Where do historical myths come from?  Why they are so persistent?  What are the top ten myths about the War of 1812?  Join award-winning author Don Hickey, who the New Yorker called “the dean of 1812 scholarship,” as he explores these questions.  The author of seven books and nearly a hundred articles on the war, Hickey has consulted extensively with historic sites, museums, and government agencies for the War of 1812 Bicentennial, and served as script advisor for several films including the 2011 PBS production, The War of 1812.

  • Free public event. Reception to Follow.

What’s Your Story? Jim Blount

Miami University Hamilton Downtown Center, 221 High Street

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Heritage Stories of the Miami Valley

What’s Your Story? Moderated by Shaun Higgins

Wednesday, October 23 @ 7pm

Jim Blount, Author and Hamilton Historian

Hamiltonian Jim Blount has been studying the past for almost sixty years and has published more than a dozen books and numerous articles about local history.  He was named official historian of the City of Hamilton in 2013.  Join us as Jim Blount shares his personal story as a distinguished and award-winning journalist, teacher, coach, writer, and civic leader.

  • This interview will be recorded and is a free but ticketed event open to the public on a first-come basis.  For tickets call 513.785.3277 or email hoskinls@miamioh.edu.
  • Reception to Follow.

Video update: Dowd, Meier

Dear folks,

Our video archives have been updated to include Gregory Evans Dowd’s talk, “The Tecumseh Legend as History,” and highlights of Jeremy Meier’s performance of “Oliver Hazard Perry: Hero of Lake Erie.” We look forward to updating our archives to include future events, beginning with next Tuesday’s Symposium The War for the Great Lakes.

Meanwhile, please enjoy our video gallery, along with these stills from our latest Colligan event, courtesy of our talented videographer Craig Rouse:

"Don't Give Up the Ship"

“Don’t Give Up the Ship”

Audience participation!

Audience participation!

The Commodore

The Commodore

L-r: Associate Dean Rob Schorman; Jeremy Meier as Commodore Perry; Matthew Smith and Curt Ellison (Michael J. Colligan History Project)

L-r: Associate Dean Rob Schorman; Jeremy Meier as Commodore Perry; Matthew Smith and Curt Ellison (Michael J. Colligan History Project)