"If our first struggle was that of our infancy, this last was that of our youth; and the issue of both, wisely improved, may long postpone if not forever prevent a necessity for exerting the strength of our manhood.".......James Madison


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Feb 7, 2012

Portsmouth (N.H.) Athenaeum

USS United States vs HMS Macedonia, photo courtesy of the Portsmouth Athenaeum
On Wednesday, February 15 I'll be speaking at the Portsmouth Athenaeum to launch their 2012 program series "Remembering the War of 1812". The event is at 7PM in the Athenaeum Research Library at 9 Market Square in Portsmouth, N.H. This program is open to the public and is $10.00 for non members of the Athenaeum. Become a friend of the Athenaeum and this and all the program events will be free. For more information or to make a reservation call 603-431-2538.