Things To Do
The River Raisin National Battlefield Park Foundation Invites you to an afternoon of Candle Making!
African-American Involvement in the War of 1812: Free and Slave in the NW Territories
January 31, 2015 at 1 pm join Nicholas Brown and explore the multifaceted roles African-American's played during the War of 1812 in the Northwest Territories including both free and slave. The program will present intriguing stores of African-Americans supporting war efforts in Kentucky, choosing sides, and their direct involvement in the War of 1812 in the Northwest Territories, Michigan Territory, Detroit and the Battles of the River Raisin.
Nicholas Brown is a graduate student studying African American History at the University of Toledo. Nicholas' thesis research project is on the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP), an African American labor union that was established in the 1920s. As 2014 Graduate Intern with the National Park, Nicholas is researching African-American involvement in the War of 1812 in the Northwest Territories in partnership with the National Park Service at River Raisin National Battlefield Park. His internship has been made possible through a generous grant from the National Park Foundation's Park Stewards Program.
Celebrate Major Muskrat's Mardi Gras with us!