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Early skirmishes of the War of 1812 occurred at the mouth of the Canadaway Creek in Chautauqua County. Submitted photo.

Local and national perspectives on the War of 1812: the birth of patriotism

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.

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Chautauqua Lake waves wash ashore on the Institution’s waterfront. Photo by Greg Funka.

BTG Lake Walk demonstrates how to take water samples

This evening, a Lake Walk will give a chance to explore Chautauqua Lake’s shores and to learn about gathering water samples. It begins at 6:30 p.m. tonight on the Heinz Fitness Center covered porch (below the YAC) on South Lake Drive at the corner of South. Jan Bowman will present ”Researching Chautauqua’s Waters” for the Bird, Tree & Garden Club program, in partnership with the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy.

“I’ll be walking along the shoreline near the Boys’ and Girls’ Club and showing how we take shoreline samples to study,” Bowman said in an email.

She will explain how the watershed conservancy runs water tests and identifies plants and animals in the samples, especially macroinvertebrates, which indicate water quality. She will also be looking for species diversity.

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