River Raisin National Battlefield Park
For 14 years, the Society tirelessly labored to achieve national recognition of the site of the Battle of Frenchtown fought January, 1813. This recognition required the Society's collective involvement in efforts concerning land acquisition and resolution of environmental issues. Partnering with City, County, State, and Federal governments, the Society ultimately helped the River Raisin Battlefield site become a part of the National Park System in October 2010.
A tremendous debt of gratitude is owed to United States Congressman John D. Dingell for his assistance in promoting the park and attaining national recognition. With the efforts of past Society Presidents Barbara Harrington, William Braunlich and Jean Guyor, this site is the only national battlefield park from the War of 1812 in Michigan. Today, the River Raisin National Battlefield Park continues to be a work-in-progress, and residents of Monroe County look forward to bigger and better things in the future.
Scott Bentley, Superintendent, River Raisin National Battlefield Park
Danield Downing, Supervisory Ranger,
Chief of Interpretation, Education & Operations
The Honorable John D. Dingell, United States Congress