Muskets, Militia, and Mayhem: War of 1812 Education Day
(Grades 6, 7 and 8) Friday, May 8, 2016
Presented in partnership with the Upper Canada Military Re-enactment Society
This exciting full-day, multi-school event gives students a chance to explore the War of 1812 through a series of real life scenarios and vignettes. Join a militia muster, watch a 19th century cannon crew fire the gun and debate views with Villagers loyal to King George and those who support Republicanism. Through active participation in more than a dozen stations, students will make a personal connection with the War of 1812 and leave with an understanding of how it affected local inhabitants’ daily lives. Special cost for this full day program is $7/student. To book this popular program, call 519-457-1296, ext.815
Fanshawe 1812: The Invasion of Upper Canada
Saturday, August 27th to Sunday, August 28th, 2016
The Invasion of Upper Canada recreates McArthur’s raid of October - November 1814 through Napoleonic style battle demonstrations situated on the lakes, forests and meadows of Fanshawe Conservation Area in London, Ontario. The historic Village of Fanshawe comes alive with merchants, entertainment, displays and performers all steps away from the military encampments and battlefields.
Experience the life and battles of an 1812 soldier at this premier regional event.