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War of 1812 video at Lewiston Museum

by jmaloni
Thu, May 26th 2011 11:20 am
Pictured from left: Stephen Powell of Odessa Pictures, Eva Nicklas of the Lewiston Council on the Arts, and Pamela Hauth of the Historical Association of Lewiston.
Pictured from left: Stephen Powell of Odessa Pictures, Eva Nicklas of the Lewiston Council on the Arts, and Pamela Hauth of the Historical Association of Lewiston.

Stephen Powell of Odessa Pictures Buffalo, and the Lewiston Council on the Arts have collaborated to produce "War on the Niagara:  A Trail of Revenge," a 10-minute video that describes a series of skirmishes and battles that broke out along the Niagara Frontier during the War of 1812. This exciting and colorful film takes a close look at some of those raids and retraces the steps of the marching armies.

Both sides violated the rules of war when innocent victims were forced into the winter cold after fleeing their burning villages. Many were left without shelter and froze to death in the snow.

The public will now have an opportunity learn more about these events at the Lewiston Museum, which will be open Monday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m., from June through August.

"The War of 1812 is one of the most significant periods in Lewiston's history. The Lewiston Museum is grateful to Odessa Pictures and the Lewiston Council on the Arts for their generosity in sharing this informative video with our members and the public," said Pamela Hauth, executive director of the Historical Association of Lewiston.

This project was made possible in part by a video production grant administered by the Tonawanda Council on the Arts.

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