The McCracken County Public Library hosts Remember the Raisin! - Kentucky's Contribution in the War of 1812, presented by author and historian Eddie Price.
Kentucky's contribution in the War of 1812 was vital to the American war effort. This presentation shows how deeply Kentuckians were involved economically, politically, militarily and emotionally. The massacre at River Raisin gave rise to the battle cry of the war: "Remember the Raisin!"
Gov. Isaac Shelby left Frankfort to lead troops along the northern frontier and commanded victorious soldiers at the Battle of the Thames. After all they had sacrificed, Kentuckians answered the call once more to defend New Orleans. The epic battle on the sugarcane plantations below the city provided redemption for the young American nation ─ and for a state seeking to shed its pioneer image to become one of the more influential states in the union.
Price is the author of the book Widder's Landing, a historical novel set in the early part of the 19th century centered around Kentucky's contributions to the American cause in the War of 1812. The book is now in its third printing
A longtime teacher and historian from Hancock County, Price will be in authentic costume. Period music will accompany his presentation.
The event is co-sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council and is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Bobbie Wrinkle at 270-442-2510, ext. 119, or toll-free, 1-866-829-7532. Or via email: email@example.com.