The Ogdensburg Public Library will host a lecture and book signing with John Austin on February 22 at 10 am. Austin will speak about the War of 1812 as it affected St. Lawrence County and specifically Ogdensburg. He will be signing his new book, St. Lawrence County in the War of 1812: Folly and Mischief afterward.
Austin is a retired teacher who lives in DeKalb. He has researched and compiled lists of soldiers from St. Lawrence County in both the Civil War and the War of 1812. He is a member of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association and enjoys using lesser-known resources for genealogical and historical research.