A city as old as Fort Wayne (founded 1794) could not have survived without encountering conflicts, military and otherwise. The War of 1812 was just such a time when our young nation had to again stand united after The Revolutionary War against the tyrannical power of Great Britain. At one point the fort named after General ‘Mad’ Anthony Wayne became the center of attention, enduring intense fire. Obviously we survived but at what cost? Keith Layman, a lecturer with ARCH, will discuss the events that contributed to the Fort’s involvement in the War of 1812 at a free lecture on Saturday, April 28. ARCH is a non-profit organization that seeks to protect and preserve historic places in Allen County and northeast Indiana. Each spring Arch offers a Fun and Free Lecture Series revolving around historic and preservation issues. The War of 1812 is the last of the 2012 free lectures. The free lecture will take place at Auer Center for Arts & Culture, 300 E. Main Street in Fort Wayne. This site is located across from the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. For more information about the Fun and Free Lecture Series, call ARCH at 260.426.5117, visit their location at 818 Lafayette Street or go to the ARCH website.