Buffalo Naval Park Opens 1812 Exhibit

July 27, 2012 Updated Nov 9, 2013 at 10:39 AM EDT

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Buffalo Naval Park Opens 1812 Exhibit

July 27, 2012 Updated Nov 9, 2013 at 10:39 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (Press Release) - Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park is having the grand opening of a new exhibit telling the story of Buffalo's involvement in the War of 1812 at 10:30 Am Friday, July 27th 2012.

The overall exhibit tells the story of the Niagara campaigns with an emphasis on the actions originating from Buffalo and Black Rock. Exhibits are arranged chronologically depicting the events. Maps and charts depict locations or the movement of troops.

Colonel Patrick Cunningham, Executive Director of the Park, stated that this exhibit will educate local citizens and visitors from outside the region in the important role played by the area in this conflict. Although it has led to 200 years of peace between the United States and Canada, a void exists in the knowledge of this important piece of our country's and this local military history.

This exhibit joins three other recently opened exhibits - the model of the Coast Guard vessels, the highly popular World War II exhibit which includes notes left by visitors telling their memories of individuals they knew who served in that conflict and one recognizing the contributions of airborne soldiers.

The Park is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM until October 1st and weekends during November. there is an admission fee. For more information visit heir website at www.buffalonavalpark.org or call (716) 847-1773