2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 27

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The Betty Strong Encounter Center invites you to attend a presentation by  Dr. Don Hickey on the War of 1812 at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 27. Admission will be free; a reception will follow.

Hickey will deliver a talk on the myths of the War of 1812. Hickey, dubbed “the Dean of 1812 Scholarship” by the New Yorker, will poke holes in the most widely-held misconceptions about our forgotten conflict.  Don promises a lively presentation to be followed by an opportunity for members of the audience to pose questions and add their own comments on the subject matter.        

Hickey is a specialist in early American history and American military history. He is best known for his books, “The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict” (University of Illinois Press) and “Nebraska Moments: Glimpses of Nebraska’s Past” (University of Nebraska Press). Hickey holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.