Students are Encouraged to Compete with Their Knowledge on War of 1812
Oswego, N.Y. - The fourth annual Oswego War of 1812 Symposium will be held from Friday, April 4 to Sunday, April 6. The symposium will be held at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center, 26 E. First St., Oswego. This will be the first symposium where SUNY Oswego students are encouraged to participate in the War of 1812 research paper competition. The contest involves SUNY Oswego students writing and presenting their findings on any aspect of the War of 1812. All SUNY Oswego students are welcome to participate.
Students interested in competing must follow the requirements for the contest. The topic of the paper must be on some aspect of the War of 1812. There is no length requirement for the papers, but they must be able to be presented for at least ten minutes. Read more »
Oswego, N.Y. - Audiences will have the opportunity to hear two of Canada’s foremost historians, author Dianne Graves and her husband, military historian Donald E. Graves, speak about civilian life during the War of 1812 and the British assault of Fort Erie at the Oswego War of 1812 Symposium Saturday, April 5. The fourth annual symposium takes place April 4, 5 and 6 at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center, 26 E. First St., Oswego.
Author and consultant Dianne Graves will speak about what the War of 1812 meant to people living in the St. Lawrence-Lake Ontario region on both sides of the border between 1812 and 1815. Graves conducted years of research in diaries, records, memoirs and correspondence to examine the ordeals, tragedies and triumphs of women in early 19th century North America, including events such as cross-border raids, the British attacks on Sackets Harbor in 1813 and Oswego in 1814, and the American 1813 offensives against York and Montreal. Read more »
Oswego, N.Y. - Come to the Lake Ontario Conference and Event Center on East First Street in Oswego for a compelling series of lectures and exhibits about the War of 1812 along the New York-Canadian Frontier. The symposium runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 and from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, April 6. The symposium opens with a student presentation competition, a meet-and-greet social with cash bar, and early registration from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 4.
Twelve speakers discuss a variety of War of 1812 topics, including battle analysis and military archeology; amphibious warfare and soldiers; British strategy and division; flag conservancy; the war’s effect on soldiers and society; and shaping and memorializing the war.
On Saturday, April 5, the symposium welcomes award-winning author and historian Alexander Craig to the podium. His presentation, “Britons, Strike Home!” offers an inside look at amphibious warfare during the War of 1812. Read more »
Oswego, N.Y. - The Oswego War of 1812 Symposium returns to the Port City for its fourth year. Once again, it includes a full commemoration weekend of this historic war that secured America’s independence and earned the young nation worldwide respect. The event runs from Friday, April 4 to Sunday, April 6 at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center, 26 E. First St., Oswego.
Fort Ontario State Historic Site Superintendent Paul Lear is the chairman of the Oswego War of 1812 Symposium Bicentennial Steering Committee and will emcee the event, assisted by Jenny Emmons, curator at Fort Ontario State Historic Site. Read more »
Lisbon, N.Y. - What started as a small idea, has grown into county-wide holiday tradition. On Saturday December, 14th Lights on the River will open for its fourth year at Lisbon Beach and Campground along the beautiful St. Lawrence River.
In four years Lights on the River has more than tripled the number of participants and contributed over $32,000 and thousands of pounds of food to local food pantries throughout St Lawrence County.
“We never thought it would get this big,” said Scott Wilhelm, one of six founders of the non-profit event. “Basically six friends got together at our kitchen table with an idea to come up with something similar to Lights on the Lake and it has just grew from there.” Read more »
Great Lakes Seaway Trail/ Sackets Harbor, N.Y. - Seaway Trail, Inc. has announced that its byway-themed quilt show will now be held on a biennial schedule with the next event scheduled for 2015.
Since 2001, the event, held in Sackets Harbor, NY, has showcased quilting as a cultural heritage theme for traveling the 518-mile-long Great Lakes Seaway Trail. The biennial scheduling in part will accommodate the even-year biennial dates of the nearby North Country Quilt Guild Quilting Show held in Clayton, NY. The North Country Quilt Guild’s next event will be held June 6-8, 2014.
The theme for the 2015 Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show is Vineyards, Fields, Farms and Food. Read more »
Oswego, N.Y. — Oz Roller Derby (OzRD) will bring back fast-moving, co-ed renegade roller derby to Oswego this Saturday, December 7th, at the Oswego YMCA Armory.
Doors open at 5 p.m. and the first jam whistle blows at 6 p.m.
Renegade roller derby is similar to, yet very different from, most popular versions of roller derby played in upstate New York. Renegade derby is identified as ‘No Rules’ derby because there are no penalties assigned to skaters. There are basic rules for timing, scoring, blocking and general gameplay and they are all very similar to other forms of derby. Some key differences include no stopping on the track, legal player takedowns and both male and female skaters compete on the track at the same time. Spectators find this form of derby easy to understand, fast-paced and exciting. Read more »