Detroit museum marking War of 1812 anniversary

DETROIT (AP) — A museum is celebrating the bicentennial of Detroit’s independence from the British.

Sunday marks the 200th anniversary of when the British left the city for the last time on Sept. 29, 1813.

The Detroit Historical Museum is planning events to coincide with the anniversary.

It’s to host a flag-raising ceremony and screen a new documentary called “War of 1812 in the Old Northwest.”

Detroit was surrendered to the British on Aug. 16, 1812, and remained under foreign control until after the Battle of Lake Erie on Sept. 10, 1813. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and General William Henry Harrison sent naval and army forces to regain control of Detroit.

On Sept. 29, 1813, the Navy restored American control, and the “Star-Spangled Banner” waved once again over the city.

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