Rural arts and Culture Program
"UNITED WE STAND"
Footsteps to the Bicentennial of the War of 1812


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The Monroe County Historical Museum led a project, "United We Stand" -- Footsteps to the Bi-Centennial, War of 1812. Two tragic battles during the War of 1812 were fought on the River Raisin where regular American Army and Kentucky Volunteers fought against allied British and Native American forces. Following the battles a massacre of wounded and captured American forces occurred and "Remember the Raisin" became the battle cry.

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During 2006 youth from local schools participated in the production of 40 Kentucky militia hunters' frock coats and associated items to be worn during activities for school programs, reenactment demonstrations, honor guard duties, parades and other community events. Replica uniforms and accessories, will contribute to a unique historical learning experience.

Collaborators included the Monroe County Historical Museum, Perfect Stitch Vocational School of Monroe, and various local organizations. Student sewers became members of a new Monroe County 4-H Club called the "Frenchtown Tailors" and senior citizens assisted with sewing tasks.

Photos courtesy of project.
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For additional information, contact:
William Saul
"United We Stand" Project Coordinator
4080 East Stein Road
LaSalle, Mich. 48145
(734) 241-6921
wsaul@provide.net