Time: April 4, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Edwarsburgh-Cardinal Township Council Chambers
Street: 18 Centre Street
Website or Map: http://www.spencervillemill.c…
Event Type: 1812 workshop
Organized By: Spencerville Mill Foundation
Latest Activity: Apr 4, 2012
How are you serving King and Country? That's what "Captain" John Zaluska and the lads of the Spencerville Sedentary Militia would like to know.
Maybe you're just in need of a little more information of what active service entails. Join "Captain" Zaluska & Company on Wednesday, April 4 to find out what life in the military of 1812 was like.
Guest speaker, Victor Suthren, will tell these fine men what was involved in protecting the country during the War of 1812. Just think, you could be one of them!
Victor Suthren is a writer, seaman and historian with a specialization in North American colonial history of the 18th Century. Having worked for the Canadian Parks Service at Louisbourg and Halifax and served as the Director General of the Canadian War Museum for nearly ten years, Victor is the man to bring our lads up to speed.
Victor has written thirteen books, including a popular history of the War of 1812 for McClelland & Stewart Publishers of Toronto.
The talk, Military Life in 1812, will start at 7 PM in the Edwarsburgh-Cardinal Township Council Chambers. Members of the fairer sex are, of course, welcome. The cost per person is $5.
This event is part of the Spencerville Mill's Bicentennial Heritage Fair, gearing up for June 1-3, 2012.
All men of 16-60 years of age wishing to join the Spencerville Sedentary Militia for the June event would be given period dress and a chance to show their bravery by standing the ground on June 2nd. Rumours of an impending incursion from across the river are circulating. Be vigilant!"
The Spencerville Sedentary Militia is supported by B.J. Door & Window.