20th Annual Williams Research Center Symposium
On the occasion of the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans (1815), many commemorations invite us to consider the largely forgotten War of 1812 that pitted a young American Republic against the established military might of Great Britain.
January 23–24, 2015
Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street
Registration is required.
On Friday January 23 and Saturday January 24, The Historic New Orleans Collection will explore the War’s impact on the South, particularly the Gulf Coast and New Orleans. A keynote lecture on the evening of January 23 will explore the life and career of Andrew Jackson. Among the subjects to be addressed at the all-day January 24 program are the Creek War of 1813-14, the experiences of women and people of color during the conflict, the British perspective of the Gulf campaign, and the famous Battle of New Orleans. The symposium is presented in conjunction with Andrew Jackson: Hero of New Orleans, an exhibition on view at 533 Royal Street. More…
The Williams Research Center Symposium is presented by
The Historic New Orleans Collection with support from