For the month of November, Middays at the Meeting House, a four-week, noontime series in collaboration with Old South Meeting House, will have a War of 1812 focus.

Thursday, November 1: “Why Should We Care about the War of 1812?”
Historian and author Dr. Robert Allison of Suffolk University kicks off the series with a compelling lecture on how the new nation emerged with unity and purpose from the war which nearly destroyed it.

Thursday, November 8: “A Star Spangled Banner”
Boston National Park rangers Jessica Pilkington and Jocelyn Gould will look at the War of 1812 from a woman’s perspective –, through the eyes of a Commandant’s wife and a flag maker who supplied the Navy. They will also show images of Parks Canada Centennial Commemoration of the War of 1812.

Thursday, November 15: “In the Zenith of My Glory”
Using the sailors’ words, Lauren McCormack, author and Bicentennial Program Coordinator for the USS Constitution Museum, discusses the human experience of naval warfare during the War of 1812 of those serving aboard the USS Constitution and their families.

Thursday, November 29: “A Firm and Universal Peace”
The series ends with Margherita Desy, Historian for the Naval History & Heritage Command Detachment Boston, working with the USS Constitution, whose lecture focuses on the legacy of the War of 1812. Highlights include the “universal peace” that has existed between the United States, and Great Britain and Canada ever since.

We hope to see you there!

Middays at the Meeting House November Lecture Series: Perspectives on the War of 1812
Dates: November 1, 8, 15, & 29
Location: Old South Meeting House
Time: From 12:15 to 1pm
Cost: Each program is $6.00 (free for Old South Meeting House and USS Constitution Museum Members)

For more information log onto: http://www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org/visit/calendar-of-events/

USS Constitution - A Tangible Legacy Photo Credit: Greg M. Cooper