Presentations by noted local and national historians will cover a variety of personalities, military and social conditions of the war and the western territories during the period.
Many Americans know little of the War of 1812 during which time the United States invaded Canada, Washington D.C. was burned by British troops and Francis Scott Key penned our national anthem. For many American Indian nations, the war was a last ditch effort to retain their tribal lands.
Missouri was the scene of some of the westernmost actions and activities of what was then termed as “America’s Second War for Independence.”
This event is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the 1st United States Infantry historical organization.
The visitor center is located at 39521 Visitor Center Drive, which is just off Highway 41, one-quarter mile south of the town of Arrow Rock.