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War of 1812 continues in Lewiston

by jmaloni
Thu, Jul 11th 2013 07:00 am

Lewiston played an important role in the War of 1812, and its destiny was changed forever after it was burned to the ground in 1813. Come to the Lewiston Gazebo July 19-21 and hear the dramatic and inspirational stories of the impact that the war had on the lives of everyday people.

The Lewiston Council on the Arts' Marble Orchard Players, many returning and some new ones, will bring history to life in the telling of these true stories that celebrate the pioneer spirit.

Among the characters will be Sacarissa, the Tuscarora chief, who went to Canada to plead for peace, and who is still honored today by the Lewiston Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Lemuel Cooke, one of the first white settlers to build a cabin in Lewiston in the early 1800s, will recall his harrowing escape from the British and Mohawk invaders in 1813.

Meet the Millar Family and the "Mudball Heroes."

Performances of "Marble Orchard: Spirits of 1813" are free and held at Hennepin Park, Fourth and Center streets, Lewiston. Performances will be at 7 p.m. July 19 and 20 and 2 p.m. July 21.

The Marble Orchard: Spirits of 1813 is sponsored by Niagara River Greenway funding and the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area.

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