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Tagged as: War of 1812, War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission.
On Jan. 19, 2010, Gov. Ted Strickland signed Senate Bill 93 creating the Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. The legislation, introduced by Sen. Steve Buehrer, placed Ohio in the forefront of midwestern states planning for the bicentennial of the war. The 18-member commission was formed to raise public awareness about Ohio’s role in the conflict and strengthen efforts to preserve related historic sites across the state.
The commission will consist of two legislators and seven members of the public, including a representative from the Native American community, who all have substantial knowledge and appreciation of the War of 1812. In addition, the panel will include officials from the Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Department of Commerce, Adjutant General’s Office, Ohio Division of Tourism, National Afro-American Museum, Ohio Humanities Council, Ohio Historical Society and Northwest State Community College. Gov. Strickland is currently in the process of selecting the commission members…
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