River Raisin National Battlefield Park Foundation builds enduring relationships through world class experiences that share the untold stories of the battles over the River Raisin, inspiring conversation, understanding, and respect.
River Raisin National Battlefield Park preserves and interprets a remarkable part of America’s Untold Story of the War of 1812. The stories of the River Raisin are unforgettable and dimensions of the aftermath continue to impact us today. Incorporated in 2013, the River Raisin National Battlefield Park Foundation is the recognized 501(c)3 non-profit partner and friends group for River Raisin National Battlefield Park. The Battlefield Foundation is dedicated to working with the National Park Service to restore and develop the Battlefield in a way that ensures visitors are educated, realize their connection to the events that took place here just over 200 years ago and join efforts to preserve its sacred grounds while imparting the Battlefields many stories for the benefit of future generations.
The Battlefield Foundation works extensively to support the development and implementation of curriculum-based educational programming, living history activities, interactive exhibits, visitor facilities and Battlefield protection that engender an understanding of the War of 1812. Educational programming is conducted from five major perspectives including American Indian (Wyandot, Huron, Potawatomi, Ottawa, Ojibawa, Shawnee, Miami, and Seneca history); African-American (Free and Slave); French Settlers; United States (Frontier, Kentucky, and Early State); and British & Canadian Settlers. As visitors and students immerse in the history of the River Raisin from new perspectives the Battles national and international significance come alive in their hearts and minds.
The Battlefield Foundation provides volunteer support and financial assistance for preservation, restoration, development, educational, and interpretive projects of River Raisin National Battlefield Park. River Raisin National Battlefield Park is the only National Battlefield Park dedicated to preserving and telling the story of the War of 1812 and the Battlefield is the only unit of the National Park System that is solely dedicated to preserving, restoring and educating visitors and students about the vast complexities and dynamics of the War of 1812 in the Northwest Territories. Please join us in supporting our endeavor to ensure historically and culturally significant Battlefield sites connect people to their heritage providing for a strong, prosperous and democratic nation.