The Western Lake Erie Region during the War of 1812 will be the focus of the annual Friends of Pearson March Sunday Series, which features weekly presentations Sundays at 2 p.m. in Macomber Lodge at Pearson Metropark. The series will begin March 4 with a presentation by Jeff Helmer, a park ranger at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial on South Bass Island. The monument commemorates the Battle of Lake Erie, which changed the course of the war.
On March 11, staff from Fort Meigs State Memorial in Perrysburg will discuss the battles that took place at the War of 1812 battlefield on the Maumee River.
|The focus of the March 11 Sunday Series program will be battles from the War of 1812 siege, as is re-enacted throughout the year at Fort Meigs in Perrysburg. (Photo courtesy of Fort Meigs State Memorial)|
Daniel Downing, education and operations chief at the River Raisin National Battlefield, will talk on March 18 about the famous battle at that Monroe, Michigan battlefield.
Local historian and author Larry Michaels will conclude the series March 25 with a presentation about Northwest Ohio’s best known explorer, Peter Navarre, who played a role in the war.
Macomber Lodge is located on Navarre Avenue (SR2), east of Lallendorf Road. The entrance to the lodge is separate from the entrance to Pearson.
The focus of the March 11 Sunday Series program will be battles from the War of 1812 siege, as is re-enacted throughout the year at Fort Meigs in Perrysburg. (Photo courtesy of Fort Meigs State Memorial)