When Buffalo Burned: The War of 1812 and the Niagara Frontier (June 2012 - March 2013)

Rare Book Room Display : Mainfloor, Central Library

Using letters, maps, images, publications of the time, and narratives drawn from the Library's collections, the dramatic story of the devastation of the frontier village of Buffalo in December 1813 unfolds in this new exhibit inspired by the 2012-2015 Bicentennial of the War of 1812.  The story of merchant/militia volunteer/Library forefather Seth Grosvenor and aspects of the War's national legacy are included.

A series of free programs on aspects of the War across the Niagara Frontier will take place at various Library sites Fall-Winter 2012-13.