The Delaware Public Archives is getting an early start on commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 with “The Honour of the State Has Not Been Tarnished,” an educational program. The program is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3.


The Delaware Public Archives is getting an early start on commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 with “The Honour of the State Has Not Been Tarnished,” an educational program. Here are the details:

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
1 State’s role
With the arrival of a Royal Navy blockading squadron in the Delaware Capes in March of 1813, the War of 1812 arrived in Delaware. The role Delaware played in the war is not well known. This presentation will explore the state’s participation. While the emphasis will be on the military dimensions, the political, economic and social effects will also be discussed.

2 Historian extraordinaire
Leading the discussion will be Charles Fithian, curator of archaeology with Delaware’s Historical and Cultural Affairs Division. One of his many areas of interest is the War of 1812 in Delaware, which he’s researched for more than 20 years.

3 First Saturday
The Archives is one of the venues involved in First Saturday. Other events on Saturday include “Signed, Sealed, Embroidered – It’s Yours,” The Delaware State Flag, at the Old State House; Before Logos and Advertising at John Bell House on The Green; and Biggs Kids Foliage Friends at the Biggs Museum of American Art.

For a complete list of events on First Saturday, call 739-9194 or visit www.destateparks.com/heritagepark.