2013 February 24 — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950


WLA/WHS – Scholarly Series: A Star Spangled Nation: The War of 1812—Naval Power and the Lasting Effects of the War — Glenn Gordinier

Sunday, February 24, 2013, 4 – 5:30 pm

Please note: this talk is held at the Wilton Historical Society,
224 Danbury Road, Wilton, 203-762-7257

In this final lecture of the annual collaboration between the Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society focusing on The War of 1812, A Star-Spangled Nation will be held at the Wilton Historical Society. Glenn Gordinier will discuss the Battle of Long Island Sound during which, with the Royal Navy on Connecticut’s doorstep, Nutmeggers resorted to IEDs, kidnapping attempts, and attacks by privately armed vessels (largely for personal profit) as well as Old Ironsides and “Don’t Give Up the Ship.”

Glenn Gordinier is a historian, author of recently published The Rockets’ Red Glare: The War of 1812 and Connecticut, and a member of the faculty of the Williams College/Mystic Seaport Program in Maritime Studies.

Reception following the talk. No charge, but donations always welcomed. Series sponsored by Wilton Bank. Program sponsored by Bill and Sally Gemmill. The moderator is Max Gabrielson. Registration essential.