The War Of 1812

Muskets, Militia, and Mayhem: War of 1812 Education Day

(Grades 6, 7 and 8) Friday, May 12, 2017

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.817

Fanshawe 1812: The Invasion of Upper Canada

Saturday, August 26th to Sunday, August 27th, 2017

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.