Declaration of the War of 1812 - Commemorative Period Banquet.Monday, June 18, 2012, 6:00 p.m. - Fort Henry, KingstonExperience a true Georgian banquet in the officers dining rooms at Fort Henry served by soldier servants on the 200th anniversary of the declaration of war by the United States Congress. Three removes will be served "a-la-Francaise," including these typical dishes: oxtail & barley soup, poached perch, roast turkey, braised lamb, orast quail, sliced ham, curried rabbit,…See More
Monday June 18, 11am – 1pmJoel Stone Heritage Park OpeningCommemorates the sacrifices on both sides made in the War of 1812Honoured Parliamentary guests, Ministries, Federal, Provincial, International,First Nations and Municipal, including community organizations, service clubs, all local schools.Live music, Royal Canadian Legion presentation of colours, dedication and flag raisingThree-cannon salute as we celebrate 200 years of peace along the longest undefended border in the world.See More
In November 1812, an American naval squadron set sail on Lake Ontario from Sackett's Harbor, New York, determined to intercept the Royal Navy corvette Royal George off the coast of Prince Edward County. During the ensuing chase, the Americans landed a vessel at Ernesttown (modern day Bath), and burned a merchant vessel there to the waterline. Royal George eventually escaped to Kingston with the Americans in hot pursuit. In this fictional account, a young American sailor is knocked overboard at…See More
The War of 1812 was a border dispute between England and the United States. Issues such as borders; land settlement and pension records (on both sides of the border) of participants in the war of 1812 and other wars; immigration and migration; and genealogical resources in areas bordering eastern Ontario as well as in Ontario will be among the topics covered by speakers at the Conference.More information will be posted as plans are finalized.See More
Celebrate the War of 1812 bicentennial with the grand opening of a new Visitor’s Centre.Visit the wreck of an 1812 gunboat.Explore the historic fort garrisoned with authentic 1812 re-enactment units including the Canadian Regiment of Fencible Infantry.Experience one of Upper Canada’s best preserved British forts.…See More
Collaborating with the Seniors Association of Kingston and Region, the Art Centre will feature a tour of Art, Elegance and Hospitality: The War of 1812, followed by tea in Etherington House.Image:Unknown maker, Day Dress, around 1810-1815, silk. Gift of Kathleen M. Richards, 1988 (C91-719.01)See More
This event runs from May until August 26R. Fraser Elliott GalleryWhile the War of 1812 unfolded, what books were people in Kingston reading? What landscapes were they painting? What beautiful things graced their homes? What types of art were popular abroad?In the aftermath of the War of 1812, the officers of the Royal Navy in Kingston presented local businessman John Kirby with a stunning silver cup acknowledging "their esteem and regard and lasting sense of his distinguished hospitality." To…See More
"Hi Jan: I am doing geneology, have been an Ontario history nut all my life, and 'might' sew something for 1812. I teach costuming at Queen's and may use 1812 garments for my March teaching unit. I hope to go to some events over the…"
Many of my ancestors were recent UEL Canadians when they served in the War of 1812. My ancestors include Capt. Micheal Grass, Cartwrights, Schmidts, Prindles, Lotts, Secords and many other U.E.L. families. My family has proven 6 lineages. I sew, bead, craft, research, teach and do theatre. I love archeaology, geneaology, and Canadian history in general.