Nahhh, the French get a might tetchy when reminded about their serial a** kickings courtesy of the British (and the Germans, the Dutch, the Spanish, the Russians, the Vietnamese, the Algerians, the ...). Oh, and the Canadians are pretty cool about the War of 1812 since, with the exception of a "sea" battle on Lake Erie, they essentially won.
the Canadians are pretty cool about the War of 1812 since,
Nope there are things on every weekend etc
I get a schedule for the next few weeks months and news etc for reenactments both sides of the border in my online copy of The Loyalist Trail every week
Re-enactors from all over North America will descend upon Fort George in Niagara-On-The-Lake May 25-27 as they re-enact one of the pivotal events - The Battle of Fort George - in Niagara during the War of 1812. The weekend agenda here.
The Niagara 1812 Legacy Council announced its events for 2013, many to be held on the exact 200th anniversary of the actual event. Report from the Buffalo News.
Education information, (US-centric?) American history (forwarded by Beverley Corsini)
Emphasizing peace not war the key to selling 1812 Bicentennial wine to Americans
Medicine is making great advances all the time. Take a look at some of the remedies for common ailments form 200 years ago.
200 Years ago the Americans captured Fort York - Check out Canada History’s new video about it with historian Tim Compeau
Toronto artist Charles Pachter donates 11 paintings for Fort York visitor centre
Medal issued to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of York (Toronto) #warof1812 APRIL 27, 1813 http://www.ontarioroots.com/images/misc/Toronto_BattleOfYork_Medal_Large.gif
As Andrew Jackson’s (Old Hickory) Tennessee Militia did some 200 years ago, a collection of determined volunteers are making their way northward along the length of the Natchez Trace.
Baltimore Commemorates A Trifecta Of Historic Events: War of1812, The Underground RailRoad, The US Civil War.
The 2013 Tall Ships Tour commemorating War of 1812 sails into Brockville for weekend of June 14 - 16. See the events planned for this big weekend - don’t miss them.
Tall Ships Tour information. List of Ports of call and dates.
Photos from the Havre de Grace War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration this weekend, commemorating the British Attack on May 3 1813.
Through the Perilous Fight’: An excerpt from the book on a pivotal time in the War of 1812 (attack on Baltimore and the Star Spangled banner)
A special edition of The Time Traveller Times features planned War of 1812 events along the t Lawrence this spring, summer and fall: Kingston, Battle of Crsyler’s Farm, Tall Ships Brockville, Spencerville Heritage Fair, and much more (6 pages)
Laura Secord’s historic walk immortalized in wilderness trail (to open June 22) and opera Laura’s Cow: The Legend of Laura Secord
Thousands expected to pour into Thorold for the Battle of Beaverdams commemoration on the weekend of June 22-24.
In the 200 years following the War of 1812, the Chesapeake Campaign became romanticized in tall tales and local legends. Authors of book “:Chesapeake Legends and Lore from War of 1812” search for the history behind the legends. Eastern Shore maritime museum tells story of the War of 1812 on the Chesapeake Bay
More photos from last weekend’s events at Havre de Grace
War of 1812 Education: The Battle of Beaver Dams: Uncommon Courage DVD
The Beaver Dams DVD and curriculum unit is ready to go! Initial copies are being distributed to schools in four different area school boards for use in classes in June. On June 22, the film will premiere at Thorold Ontario as part of the town’s Commemorative weekend (June 22-24) of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Beaver Dams.
Visit Thorold on that weekend, see the final version of the film and take in the many excellent events planned. The DVD will be available to all interested parties, but there may be a nominal fee for the package, the money going to help establish a scholarship in the name of Alun Hughes a respected and inspirational member of the Thorold bicentennial Committee who passed away in May. Alun was a well known historian in the Niagara area and added immeasurably to the historical content of our film.
Copies of the DVD will also be available after the big weekend, free of charge. Coming soon will be a website where you can download a copy of the DVD/Curriculum/Research Notes
A play, The Whirlwind, will premiere at Thorold June 22-23 as part of the festivities. It will be performed at the Hamilton Fringe Festival between July 19 and 27.
Bicentennial of the Battle of Stoney Creek. Some photos from CBC. More from Radio Canada International. More events in Hamilton area this year.
Events marked Second Battle of Sackets Harbor’s bicentennial
Top scholars from the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom will converge on the Naval Academy at Annapolis for a four-day symposium on the war of 1812.
For anyone interested in the American navy and the War of 1812, this page of topics will be of interest.
Get into it! “1812 dress making workshop” at Put-In-Bay on South Bass Island in Lake Erie south of Pelee Island.
Next year we will be going to Ontario for the 200th of the burning of St Davids My 4th gg lost her house but the at least her barn was spared..
well, the French lost ever since they went Revolutionary...