"The War of 1812: Fighting for Their Homeland."
Event Info: (847) 475-1030 mitchellmuseum.org
Often overlooked, the War of 1812 was a seminal conflict that resulted in the stifling of Native Americans' attempts to protect their land from roaming Americans. (It also produced "The Star Spangled Banner," but that's neither here nor there.) Informative text panels relay the history of the conflict, and portraits of essential players provide important context.