Fulton, NYFulton, NY – Historian Dr. Gary M. Gibson will present a lecture on Fulton’s role in the War of 1812 at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the John Wells Pratt House. The program is hosted by the Friends of History in Fulton and takes place in the Hayes-Buell Ballroom of the museum, located at 177 S. First St., Fulton. Dr. Gibson will provide an in-depth look at the role Oswego County communities played during the war years as well as the years preceding and proceeding. The War of 1812 is often referred to as “New York’s War” because the majority of conflicts and war-time activities took place in New York State. Dr. Gibson is a celebrated War of 1812 historian who presented at New York SeaGrant’s 2009 Underwater Archeology Conference and the War of 1812 War College at Fort Lapresentation in Ogdensburg. He is a regular guest lecturer at Fort Henry National Historic Site, Kingston, Ontario. The event is free of charge and refreshments will be provided after the presentation. The Pratt House Museum will be open for viewing. Friends of History in Fulton is dedicated to the preservation of the local history of the city of Fulton and the surrounding townships. For further information contact Matthew Macvittie, Museum Coordinator (315)-598-4616 or friendsofhistory@windstream.net

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Contact: Matthew Macvittie Museum Coordinator Friends of History in Fulton, NY, Inc. P.O. Box 157 Fulton, NY 13069 315.598.4616 phone 315.598.6992 fax friendsofhistory@windstream.net