February 17, 2018

Spirit of 1812 Award

Spirit of 1812 Medal

Spirit of 1812 Medal


The purpose of this award is to recognize and thank those that are keeping the history of the War of 1812 alive. The Spirit of 1812 Award medal can be awarded to an individual or to an organization with a distinguished record of study, promotion and dedication to the preservation of the history of people, places and events of the War of 1812.


The candidate for the medal must have demonstrated a committed effort to preserve a certain aspect of the War of 1812 and the culture of the time period. Examples of eligible recipients would be authors of historical, historical fiction or biographical books, reenactors, historic site docents, educators, lecturers and leaders in the physical preservation of historically significant objects or places including, but not limited to a fort, cemetery, house or other structure. This would also include the preservation of genealogy, war records and other significant memorabilia.


The candidate must be of 16 years of age and sponsored by an USD 1812 chapter or state society. The award medal can be given year round and the recipient can be a member of USD1812 if their efforts are way above and beyond the normal member obligation and expectation. The same would apply to a professional person whose career is in the preservation field.


The medal can be ordered and paid for by the chapter or state after the award has been approved by the chairman national. Only two Spirit of 1812 Awards can be applied for in a 12 month period by each chapter and each state. The award medal will come with a certificate.

One top overall top award will be selected by the President National and announced at Associate Council in April.