Fall Meeting Information

The Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Iowa will be having a joint meeting with the Iowa Society of the Sons of the American Revolution on Saturday, October 18, 2014.

Bennigan’s Restaurant
Holiday Inn and Suites
4800 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, Iowa

The meeting will begin with lunch at 11:30 am.

Lunch will be ordered off the menu. In order to prepare for enough seating, please R.S.V.P. Volney Smith by Wednesday, October 15th, if possible. See contact information in the letter below (click letter for larger image).

SAR and GSW 1812 Iowa Fall meeting


Notice of Upcoming Joint Meeting

The Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Iowa will be having a joint meeting with the Iowa Society of the Sons of the American Revolution on Saturday, October 18, 2014. More details to follow.

At that time the Society will be having an election for officers.

Welcome New Member

The Iowa1812.org webmaster joins the Society in welcoming new member Kelly Fitzpatrick of Cedar Rapids to the General Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Iowa.

Welcome, Kelly!

Newsletter – Volume 1, Issue 5

The latest issue of The Federalist has been posted.

Volume 1, Issue 5

In Issue 5 you will find information about events of 1814; a political cartoon of the time; a .64 caliber flintlock pistol; an ancestor profile of Johnn Martin Granger; and other items of interest.

I should also point out that Issue 4 is also available, though I missed getting a note about it on the home page.

Volume 1, Issue 4

Issue 4 has information about actor Chris O’Donnell’s appearance on the television show “Who Do You Think You Are?”; a breastplate from the Glengarry Light Infantry; “The Soldier’s Life” from the Legion Magazine; and the 42nd documented Revolutionary War soldier to be buried in Iowa – Matrom Mathew Elmore

1812 Bicentennial Yearbook

Order your Bicentennial Yearbook from the General Society of the War of 1812 today!

Yearbook Information

The Yearbook includes: General Society 1812 history, purpose, organizational information, officer contact information, timeline of the War of 1812, constitution and by-laws, policies, procedures, insignia usage rules and customos, and a Member Roster divided by state of membership.

The cost of the yearbook is $10.00, which includes shipping.

Orders for BICENTENNIAL YEARBOOKS will be filled by Treasurer General Thomas E. Jacks, 327 Devon Drive, Mandeville, LA 70448-3316.

2013 Annual Meeting (Iowa)

The GS of the War of 1812 in Iowa will be having our Annual Meeting in conjunction with the Iowa Sons of the American Revolution once again.

Date: Saturday June 15, 2013
Time: 1:30-3:00
Where: Urbandale Public Library (Meeting Room B)

Urbandale Public Library
3520 86th St.
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

New Newsletter is Posted

The most recent newsletter for the Iowa Society, The Federalist, is now posted. Here’s a link:

The Federalist (Volume 1, Issue 2)

In it you will find short articles about War of 1812 event logos, a recap of the recent Salisbury House History Series program attended by several society members, two War of 1812 ships lying at the bottom of Lake Ontario, and an ancestor profile of Private Thomas Triggs.

History Series at Salisbury House

On Thursday, April 4, 2013, a lecture about a recent War of 1812 book will be given at the Salisbury House.

Event Details (from the Salisbury House website):

Join us for a lecture presented by one of today’s most compelling authors. Pulitzer Prize winner, Alan Taylor, will speak about his recent book, The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels and Indian Allies.

The doors open at 6:45 pm for a wine reception, and the lecture begins at 7:30 pm.

The History Series at Salisbury House is made possible through the generous support of Harry Bookey, Pamela Bass-Bookey and Fred and Charlotte Hubbell.  Accommodations provided by the Butler House on Grand.

*Note that there is a $10 ticket fee.  You may register online at the link above.