Upcoming War of 1812 Events sponsored by the Tennessee in the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission
Second in a series of "Tennessee in the War of 1812 Bicentennial" Symposia
Program: A Symposium, "Revisiting the Creek War of 1813", featuring three scholars presenting on the Creek War within the larger context of the War of 1812. Presented by the Tennessee War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission.
Date: March 23, 2013
Location: East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville
Admission: Free. Registration advised. Call 865-215-8824 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the Natchez Trace Parkway Association
April 12-21, 2013
War of 1812 Bicentennial
From Natchez to Nashville and along the Natchez Trace Parkway
The Tennessee War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee was created under the auspices of State Historian Walter Durham in 2010. The Committee consists of organizations and scholars from across the state who are partnering to commemorate Tennessee’s role in the war. The committee is not an official commission but is instead a group of like minded organizations who believe that the War of 1812 is particularly important to Tennesseans. Indeed, the war catapulted General Andrew Jackson to the presidency and changed the role that Tennessee would play within the Union.
Represented on the Committee are the following individuals or organizations:
The State Historian, Walter Durham
The Tennessee State Museum
Tennessee State Library & Archives
Tennessee Historical Society
Tennessee Historical Commission
Tennessee Wars Commission
Tennessee Department of Archeology
The Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University
The Natchez Trace National Parkway
The Natchez Trace Parkway Association
The University of Memphis
The American Association for State & Local History
The Center for Jacksonian Studies at The University of Tennessee
Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
The East Tennessee History Center
The Fayetteville-Lincoln County Museum
The Tennessee Division of the Society of the War of 1812
The Tennessee Division of the Daughters of the War of 1812
Crossroads of Destiny by David Wright
Tennessee militia gathered at Camp Blount in Fayetteville, Tennessee in October 1813 to advance against the Red Stick Creek Indians in Alabama. This work of art by Tennessee artist David Wright illustrates the intersection of the lives of several important Tennesseans. Shown on horseback is General Andrew Jackson addressing Ensign Sam Houston and Sergeant David Crockett. In the background Dr. McKinney saddles his horse. McKinney was a doctor in Fayetteville and provided medical care to Sam Houston after the battle of Horseshoe Bend.
Currently there are attempts to preserve portions of Camp Blount for future generations. This framed and limited edition print of Crossroads of Destiny will be sold in 2013 to raise money for programs during the 1812 bicentennial at Camp Blount or throughout Tennessee.
Check back with this website for more information on the sale or to receive email notifications about the sale, contact Myers.Brown@tn.gov .