Time: October 21, 2012 from 5:30pm to 9pm
Location: Red George Public House
Street: 197 Water Street West
Website or Map: http://www.redgeorgepub.com
Event Type: 1812 dinner series
Organized By: The Alliance
Latest Activity: Oct 19
Dinner & 1812 will feature the fine cooking of Hamish at the pub as well as something fun related to the War of 1812.
Join René Chartrand for a talk on Uniforms during the War of 1812.
Come for a period dinner or a drink, but be sure to reserve your space each month in advance - as there are only 27 spaces available.
Call the Red George at +1.613.925.8800 to save your place.
Educated at the University of Montreal Rene Chartrand joined the National Historic Sites Service of Parks Canada in the late 1968 as a curator and, by the time of his retirement in 1998, was the chief curator of that organization. A specialist in military uniforms, accoutrements and flags, Chartrand is the author of nearly a hundred books and monographs on those subjects including two of the three volumes of Canadian Military Heritage, a DND publication, and Military Uniforms in Canada, 1665-1970, produced by the Canadian War Museum. His two most recent books, A Most Warlike Appearance, concerned with the uniforms and flags of the United States forces during the War of 1812, and A Scarlet Coat, concerned with British and Canadian uniforms and flags, are generally regarded as being the definitive treatment of their subjects. Rene Chartrand is a member and former president of the Company of Military Historians and was active for many years in Scouts Canada. Mr Chartrand resides with his historian wife, Dr. Luce Vermette-Chartrand, in Gatineau, Quebec.