Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate, has the diplomatic coat Clay wore while negotiating the Treaty of Ghent that ended the War of 1812. The coat set the tone for U.S. diplomatic attire until after the Civil War. It is on display at the mansion, which is having its annual Living History Day on Sept. 27. Photo by Mary Rezny, courtesy of Ashland.
Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate, has the diplomatic coat Clay wore while negotiating the Treaty of Ghent that ended the War of 1812. The coat set the tone for U.S. diplomatic attire until after the Civil War. It is on display at the mansion, which is having its annual Living History Day on Sept. 27. Photo by Mary Rezny, courtesy of Ashland. Herald-Leader
Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate, has the diplomatic coat Clay wore while negotiating the Treaty of Ghent that ended the War of 1812. The coat set the tone for U.S. diplomatic attire until after the Civil War. It is on display at the mansion, which is having its annual Living History Day on Sept. 27. Photo by Mary Rezny, courtesy of Ashland. Herald-Leader

Tom Eblen: Ashland's Living History Day to mark War of 1812

September 23, 2014 02:28 PM

UPDATED September 24, 2014 06:25 AM

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.