Though the War of 1812 is often overshadowed by other conflicts, it was the subject of public remembrance at certain times and in certain places. Developing out of state-based groups of veterans and their descendents, the General Society of the War of 1812 was incorporated in 1894. Its goal is the preservation of the memory of the war, including documents and memorials related to the war, as well as programs to promote the study of the war and to foster patriotism in general.
Just as this web site was created on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, many publications honoring the war and its participants were produced at the centennial of the War of 1812. The Niagara region, a very active site of wartime conflict, was a major site of commemorative events and associated publications.