illinois war of 1812 bicentennial commission

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS/MEETINGS

2014

Your Illinois War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission is planning events to take place during the 2011-2014 bicentennial period. Check back often for updates.

EVENT PLANS AND IDEAS

?    Develop a clothing and accoutrement fair to be used initially at Kaskaskia and then on to other sites throughout Illinois.

?    Develop a tri-a-rama presentation based in Illinois Territory on 1) the Revolutionary War, 2) the Lewis & Clark era, 3) the War of 1812.

?    Develop a program that honors and remembers Rev. Billy Jones in Madison and Bond Counties.

?    Develop a program that honors and remembers Simon Lindley in Bond, Madison, and Sangamon Counties.

?    Develop a Madison County fort and blockhouse site tour.

?    Develop a Monroe and Randolph Counties fort and blockhouse site tour.

?    Develop a Wabash Valley fort and blockhouse site tour.

?    Plan a program at the old Rose Hotel in Elizabethtown.

?    Develop an audio CD of Illinois War of 1812 tales or short stories.

?    Support establishment of a new Daughters of 1812 chapter in the Hutsonville/Wabash area.

?    Illinois State History Fair project scenario which includes: 
o    Listing of potential project titles;
o    Listing of available source material;
o    Offer to find a mentor for history fair entrants; 
o    Place history fair projects in libraries around state.

?    Provide mentor for research papers for Illinois History Fair.

?    Provide mentor for audio-visual projects for Illinois State History Fair.

?    Develop a Geo-Caching route that encompasses many War of 1812 era sites throughout Illinois.

?    Develop a DVD of Illinois in the 1812 era

?    Plan a program in Grafton celebrating the Illinois River Block house.

?    Plan and complete the Commission?s book Illinois in the War of 1812.

?    Plan the Lively family massacre commemoration for Washington County.

?    Plan the Wood River massacre commemoration.

?    Plan the Vandalia encampment.

?    Fort Allison, Wabash County Blockhouse

?    First Invasion Movie

?    Fort Russell rediscovery

?    Plan event about William O?Neill ? Ranger Killed

?    Reestablish Daughters of 1812 Chapter in Jacksonville area

?    Develop Wabash Valley map of forts and blockhouses in conjunction with Indiana

?    Plan Shawnee Trail and Goshen Trail Commemorative Walks

?    Plan Ft Russell ball


EVENTS OUTSIDE OF ILLINOIS
Battle of Tippicanoe
Battle of Mississinewa

Completed Events

2011

August 13-15, 2011:  Fort Dearborn Celebration, Chicago, IL

August 14, 2011:  Battle of Fort Dearborn Park Annual Commemoration, 10-11 a.m., followed by 2 p.m. Glessner Commemoration program.  More info here

August 2011: History Parade, Fort Dearborn

September 10, 2011:  Time Line Festival on Prairie Avenue Annual 2011 Block Party, noon to 6:00 p.m..  Contact for more information.

September 11, 2011: Isaac Hill, the Man and His Legacy, Hill's Fort, Greenville, Ill., presented by Kevin Kaegy; noon  

September 23-24, 2011:  L
.  Historic flag program presented by Illinois Society War of 1812 at 3:30.  

September 24-25, 2011:  Hunting and Fishing Days, demonstration at John A. Logan College.  More information to follow.  

October 7-8, 2011:  


October 15-16, 2011:  

October 15-16, 2011:  Pike County Color Drive

October 23, 2011:  1 p.m. Commemorative marking of War of 1812 soldier John McClurkin, Private, South Carolina militia. Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale, Washington Co., IL.  (click here for map to cemetery)

October 26, 2011:  Part 1 & 2 War of 1812, SIU-E

October 29, 2011:  Historical Marking of Hill's Fort, 2 p.m.  Co-located with Farm Heritage Museum, Greenville, IL. Bring lawn chairs.  Refreshments served.  (click here for map)

November 9, 2011:  Part 3 & 4 War of 1812, SIU-E

November 12, 2011:  Second Session of 1812 Academy to be held at the fairgrounds in Salem.  Contact for more info.

November 20, 2011:  Illinois Society War of 1812 is marking the grave of War of Aaron Badgley, Sergeant, Captain Short?s Company of Mounted Riflemen Illinois Militia and Private, Captain Stuntz?s Company Illinois Militia at 2:00 pm at the Badgley Cemetery, on Old Caseyville Road, Swansea, IL

November 30, 2011:  Public meeting to 'locate Piggott's Fort',
3 pm- 7 pm at Sand Bank School, just north of the Piggot Fort site, at 11832 Bluff Road, Columbia.  Contact or for more information or click here for flyer.

December 5, 2011:  Bicentennial Commission meeting at Surveying Museum followed by meeting at Lincoln Home conference room at 3 p.m.

2012

January 8, 2012:  Regional Director Dale Phillips is keynote speaker at The Hermitage, Nashville, TN.

January 17, 2012:  Bill Wilson will present a program on the War of 1812 Bicentennial to the Optimist Club of Belleville

January 21-22, 2012:  Native American Winter Gathering, Keokuk IA.  Contact for more information.

March 5, 2012:  Live radio program, 9 a.m. WILY 1210 AM, The Illinois War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, Illinois Plans.

March 13, 2012:  Belleville Optimists Club, Noon

March 24, 2012:  Nancy Ross DAR Chapter Genealogy Workshop at Pittsfield High School.  Contact

March 31, 2012: Genealogy Program, St. Charles Mo. Community College.  $20 for members; $25 for nonmembers

April 10, 2012:  
Gillum Ferguson, author of Illinois in the War of 1812,  will speak at 7 p.m. in the Governor Fifer Court Room, McLean County Museum of History, Bloomington, Illinois.  Click here for a flyer.

April 12, 2012:  Gillum Ferguson, author of Illinois in the War of 1812, will be at a book signing at the Greenville (Illinois) Public Library from 2-4 p.m.  Contact for more information.

April 12, 2012:  Gillum Ferguson, author of Illinois in the War of 1812,  will speak at the Madison Co. Genealogical Society meeting at the Edwardsville Library Community Meeting Room, 7 p.m.  Contact for more information.

April 19, 2012:  Bill Wilson will present a program on the War of 1812 Bicentennial to the Prairie State DAR Chapter, Centralia

April 26-28, 2012:  War of 1812 Symposium, Peoria IL. Click here for a flyer.

April 27-29, 2012:  Ft. LaMotte Days, Palestine IL. Contact  for more information 

May 2, 2012: War of 1812 in Illinois Overview, Whiteside Station DAR Chapter, Waterloo, IL

May 12, 2012:  War of 1812 Book Signing, Lewis and Clark Museum, Hartford, IL

May 12, 2012:  10-5 p.m., Saline County Pioneer Days, Harrisburg Illinois.  Contact

May 20, 2012:  Bill Wilson speaks at Oak Lawn Cemetery Veteran event, Glen Carbon, IL

June 2, 2012:  7 p.m., location TBD, Chicago in the War of 1812, contact:  

June 7, 2012:  Bill Wilson will speak at the St. Clair County Genealogy Society in Belleville about upcoming 1812 Activities in Illinois, 7 p.m.

June 8-9, 2012
:  Living History Days, Hill's Fort Society, Greenville, IL

June 9, 2012:  
Bill Wilson will give program on First Illinois English Settlers as part of Smithsonian display at Waterloo Public Library

June 9, 2012:  Sangamon River Chapter, USD1812 will have a grave marking at Rose Hill Cemetery, Petersburg, IL.


June 10, 2012:  Kaskaskia Chapter, USD1812 will have a Grave Marking Ceremony in Sorento, 2 p.m.


June 15-16, 2012:  Hill's Fort Living History Days, Greenville, IL

June 16, 2012:  Hill's Fort Descendants Day, 1 p.m.,Greenville, IL

June 23, 2012:  Combined marking by DAR, USD1812 and Illinois Society War of 1812 for Ninian Edwards, Springfield, IL.


July 15, 2012:  Kaskaskia Chapter, USD1812 Grave Marking at Little Flock Cemetery

July 20, 2012:  Look for War of 1812 float in St. Jacob, Illinois

July 21, 2012:  Gravemarking in New Berlin, IL for four patriots


July 27-29, 2012:  Farm Heritage Days,
Hill's Fort Society, Greenville, IL

July 28, 2012:  Look for War of 1812 float in Troy, IL parade

August 9, 2012:  Look for War of 1812 float in Illinois State Fair parade in Springfield

August 11-12:  Chicago History Museum War of 1812 Encampment

August 12, 2012:  Gravemarking for John Correll, Newlin Cemetery, Robinson, IL

August 15-20, 2012:  Navy Week (learn more here)  Tall Ship Adventure (learn more here), Chicago, IL.

August 18, 2012:  Look for War of 1812 float in Germantown, IL parade

August 19, 2012:  11 a.m., marking for eight War of 1812 soldiers in Bethel Cemetery, Pike County, IL


September 8, 2012:  Frontier Settlement Days, 11 - 4 p.m.,Quinsippi Island Park in Quincy, IL near Front and Cedar Street.  Click here for flyer.

September 8-9, 2012:  Siege of Fort Wayne; reenactment of the flight from Fort Dearborn (Chicago ) to Fort Wayne, IN; commemorate life of Ensign Ronin, first US Mililtary Academy graduate to be killed in action

September, 2012:  Illinois Brigade Encampment and Fort Dearborn parade

September 15, 2012:  Look for War of 1812 float in the Madison County Bicentennial parade in Edwardsville

September 14-16, 2012
:  Living History at Johnson County Bicentennial, Vienna IL


September `5-16, 2012:  War of 1812 Re-enactment, Oak Forest IL (Click here for flyer)

September 23, 2012:  Kaskaskia Chapter USD1812 Grave Marking Ceremony  at Nix/Judy Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL


September 29, 2012:  Look for the Bicentennial float in the Highland 175th Celebration in Highland IL

October 6, 2012: Ceremony recognizing Black Partridge, Lowpoint, Illinois.

October 12-13, 2012:
 Youth Activities Days,
Hill's Fort Society, Greenville, IL

October 12-13, 2012:  Mississinewa reenactment, Mississinewa, IN

October 19-21, 2012:  Ft Massac Grand Encampment, Metropolis, IL


October 25, 2012:  DAR Family Day at Hill's Fort, Greenville, IL

October 6, 2012: The Illinois Society of the War of 1812 ceremony recognizing Black Partridge at memorial near Lowpoint, Illinois.

October 12-13, 2012:
 Mississinewa reenactment,
Mississinewa, IN

October 19-21, 2012:  Ft Massac Grand Encampment, Metropolis, IL


October 25, 2012:  DAR Family Day at Hill's Fort, Greenville, IL

October 27-28, 2012:  West Fork Encampment, Lake Lou Yaeger, Litchfield, IL

November 8, 2012: Bicentennial of the Burning of Peoria, United Presbyterian Church, Peoria IL. "A Conversation with Ninian Edwares and Chief Gomo: Exploring Two Faces of Illinois History" will be presented by Brian "Fox" Ellis. Click here for more info.

Spring 2013:  Two presentations to Missouri Athletic Club's Military History Club

May 11, 2013: Grave marking for Revolutionary War and War of 1812 soldiers at Kirkland Cemetery

May 19, 2013: Marking for five War of 1812 veterans in Oaklawn Cemetery, Glen Carbon, IL

May 25, 2013:  
Carlyle Lake Veterans Recognition

May 26, 2013:  Grave markings at Dugger Cemetery, St. Jacob, IL

May 27, 2013:  Alton Illinois Memorial Day Parade

May 29, 2013:  Bill Wilson to speak at Breese Historical Society 

June 8, 2013: Grave markings at Dawson Cemetery, McLean Co., Illinois

June 13, 2013:  Marking for Real Daughter (Kaskaskia USD1812 Chapter)

June 23, 2013: Grave markings at Burgess Cemetery, Jamestown, IL.

July 2013:  Lively Family Commemoration

August 18, 2013: Grave marking for Rev. William (Billy) Jones, Vaughn Cemetery, Wood River, IL

August 24, 2013:  Ceremony honoring Gomo, Shore Acres Park; contact for more information

August 31, 2013:  Grave marking for Thomas Lincoln, Thomas Lincoln Cemetery, Pleasant Grove Township, Coles Co., IL by Sangamon River USD1812 Chapter

October 5, 2013:  Samuel Whiteside Commemoration, Hunter Cemetery, Mt. Auburn, Christian Co., IL sponsored by the Illinois Society of 1812 and the USD1812.  Grave markings at Oak Grove Cemetery, Chatham, for Pvt John Bradley; Lt John Darneille; Lt, Thomas A. Greening; Pvt Daniel A. Jacobs; Pvt Simon Lindley, Sr.; Pvt James G. Webb; Pvt Samuel Wyckoff; Real Daughter Elizabveth Lindley Harbour; Real Daughter Mary Jacobs Darneille

October 12, 2013:  Grave Marking Ceremony for two War of 1812 soldiers and a "real daughter" at the Burgess Cemetery, at the corner of Alder Avenue and Jamestown Road, Pierron, Bond Co., IL. 


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