The second lecture of the H. Lee White Marine MuseumÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s 2008 lecture series will be presented Saturday afternoon, June 21, at 1:30 PM in the Pontiac Room at the Museum. Mercedes Niess, Director of the Museum, says, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe are pleased to continue to offer these lectures to the public free of chargeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â. The speaker is Dr. Robert Salisbury, and his topic will be ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe Patriot WarÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â.
The Patriot War was a series of battles that occurred in 1837, between Canadians who had come down from Upper Canada into Western New York State, and the British in Lower Canada. Many other people, including the French in Lower Canada, as well as many from Upper Canada, were also active in these battles.
Dr. Salisbury is an Oswego resident who teaches history at SUNY Oswego. He has taught college-level history for the past 25 years and has a PhD in History from the University of Minnesota. He has written a book and several journal articles about American history.
The H. Lee White Marine Museum is located at the end of the West First Street pier in OswegoÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œHistoric Maritime District.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â For more information about this program or other Museum activities, please contact the H. Lee White Marine Museum at 315-342-0480 or [email protected] Also, visit the web site at www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com.