The War of 1812 is a sometimes overlooked but nonetheless important conflict in the United States’ coalescence and national identity. As that war contributed to the country, so did Chautauqua County contribute to that war. To explain some of the local, Chautauqua County connection to the War of 1812, and to situate it within the scheme of the whole war, the Oliver Archives Heritage Lecture Series will sponsor Traci Langworthy, assistant professor of history at Jamestown Community College, today at 3:30 p.m. in the Hall of Christ. She will lecture on “In the Shadows of War: Chautauqua Region and the War of 1812.”
Langworthy has been at Jamestown Community College full time since 2004, where she has taught U.S. and world history. She also has developed a course in local history that explores some of the area’s contributions to U.S. history.