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Fort Meigs lecture series features historian Adam Sakel

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Adam Sakel, center, welcomes visitors at Fort Meigs.

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Historian Adam Sakel will present “The Memorialization of the War of 1812: A Fort Meigs Case Study” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fort Meigs visitor center.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

In the War of 1812, veterans were becoming fewer and citizens became concerned that the history and sacrifices they made at battlefields such as Fort Meigs would be forgotten. Determined not to let this happen, private citizens and organizations worked with state and national government to preserve 1812 sites and memorialize that events and actions from this conflict. Adam Sakel will explore the efforts to memorialize the War of 1812.

Mr. Sakel is an educator with the Monroe County Intermediate School District. He formerly served as the Educational Specialist at Fort Meigs from 1992-2007. He is an undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in education from Wayne State University.

The presentation will be held at Fort Meigs Visitor Center, 29100 West River Rd., Perrysburg. The program is sponsored by the Anderton Bentley Fund in memory of Christopher Perky, who served at Fort Meigs during the War of 1812.

For more information, call 800-283-8916 or visit www.fortmeigs.org.

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