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Detroit museum to host Navy's War of 1812 display
In this Tues., April 17, 2012 file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter barque Eagle arrives in New Orleans as part of The War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration. The events in New Orleans are part of a series of city visits by the Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Operation Sail beginning in April 2012 and concluding in 2015. New Orleans is the first and the last city visit in the series. AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Petty Officer 1st Class David P. Coleman, File.
DETROIT (AP).- The National Museum of the United States Navy's traveling mini-exhibit on the War of 1812 is coming to Detroit next weekend.

Called "War of 1812: A Nation Forged by War," the display commemorates the conflict's 200-year anniversary.

It will be featured at nearly 200 locations across the U.S. and Canada.

The display opens Saturday at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle.

"War of 1812: A Nation Forged by War" highlights the roles the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service played in getting Great Britain to the negotiating table and tells the stories of U.S. Navy crews in battles on the oceans and Great Lakes.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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