The War of 1812 Returns to Weston
Last summer, Colonel David Fitz-Enz, Ret., gave an outstanding presentation in Weston on the Battle of Lake Champlain (also known as the Battle of Plattsburgh). This year, on Sunday, August 7, at 1:30 p.m., Col. Fitz-Enz, a representative of the Vermont Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau, will return to Weston to give a further talk on the War of 1812, titled ‘Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers and Heroes: Madison’s Commanders in the War of 1812.’ Hear the personal stories of 25 Army and Naval commanding officers during the War of 1812 from their birth through the conflict. These life stories criss-cross with events on land, sea and lake. He will focus on those that served in the north country, many of whom may be unfamiliar, but were vital to winning or losing America’s ‘Second War of Independence.’ As the title of the talk suggests, their talents and motivations ran the gamut. The venue is Weston’s Old Parish Church, which is handicapped- accessible. It is located on the west side of Route 100/Main Street at the southern edge of the village. There is no charge to attend. The lecture is a presentation of the Vermont Humanities Council, and is hosted by the Weston Historical Society. Call Bob Brandt at 802-824- 5486 for details.