“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.