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Detroit Museum To Host Navy’s War Of 1812 Display

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Dossin Great Lakes Museum. (Photo Credit: detroithistorical.org)

Dossin Great Lakes Museum. (Photo Credit: detroithistorical.org)

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - The National Museum of the United States Navy’s traveling mini-exhibit on the War of 1812 opens this weekend in Detroit.

Called “War of 1812: A Nation Forged by War,” the display commemorates the conflict’s 200-year anniversary.

It will be featured at nearly 200 locations across the U.S. and Canada.

The display opens Saturday at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle.

“War of 1812: A Nation Forged by War” highlights the roles the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service played in getting Great Britain to the negotiating table and tells the stories of U.S. Navy crews in battles on the oceans and Great Lakes.

The Dossin Great Lakes Museum, located at 100 Strand Drive on Belle Isle, is open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Permanent exhibits include the Miss Pepsi 1950s championship hydroplane, a bow anchor from the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, the pilothouse from the Great Lakes freighter S.S. William Clay Ford, and one of the largest known collections of scale model ships in the world.

For more information, visit their website or call 313-833-5538.

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