On Saturday October 6, the East Bloomfield Historical Society will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. From 10 AM until 4 PM, numerous events will be held in Elton Park in East Bloomfield, starting with a flag-raising ceremony by MacKay’s Co. 77th
At noon, David Ruch will give a lecture entitled, “The War of 1812: Songs and Stories,” which will present a fascinating portrait of the war through songs and stories of the people themselves. The lecture is made possible by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.
Food and beverages will be available all day, along with cooking demonstrations. At the end of the day, 1812 ale and pretzels with other tasty treats will be available in the