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AUTHORS TO DISCUSS HISTORICAL BOOKS WITH READERS AT OLD FORT NIAGARA

Old Fort Niagara will offer readers a chance to lay siege to historians Saturday and Sunday, during a "Meet the Authors Weekend" at the Youngstown landmark.

At 2 p.m. Saturday, Robert Malcomson, author of "Sailors of 1812," will discuss his newly published collection of first-hand accounts by men who sailed the warships on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812.

Lois Huey and Bonnie Pulls, co-authors of "Molly Brant: A Legacy of Her Own," will be at the fort at 2 p.m. Sunday to talk about the Native American who became the consort and helper of Sir William Johnson, the British Indian agent in colonial New York, and who became the mother of eight of Johnson's children.

The books are the latest historical publications from the Old Fort Niagara Association, and the talks will be in the Fort Niagara State Park Conference Center. Colonial printing demonstrations by Tom Strassell of Ohio will be held in the French Castle, and frontier survival skills and flintlock demonstrations also are planned.

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