Forming a Nation: The War of 1812

Monday, 6/18/2012 11:00am - 5:00pm

Event Type

Exhibit/Display

Topic

Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

This summer marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.  Labeled as “Mr. Madison’s War,” this conflict ultimately helped to form policy and promote national self confidence. HSP will host a one day document display that includes letters, maps, diaries, and prints from both the American and British sides, including a copy of the "Star-Spangled Banner" handwritten by Francis Scott Key.