05.25.13

War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemorations Continue Throughout the Summer

Posted in North American History at 6:42 pm by admin

The War of 1812 Bicentennial continues to be commemorated in both Canada and the United States, with many events planned for the upcoming summer months. For example, three notable battles of the War to be commemorated in Ontario between late May and early July include:

200th Anniversary of the Battle of Stoney Creek
May 31, 2013–June 2, 2013
Battlefield House Museum & Park, Stoney Creek, Ontario

Laura Secord Bicentennial Event & Walk/200th Battle of Beaverdams
June 21–23, 2013
Queenston, Ontario to Thorold, Ontario

200th Anniversary of the Battle of Crysler’s Farm
July 12–14, 2013
Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, Ontario

A comprehensive, month-by-month listing of upcoming Bicentennial-related events is available at The Official War of 1812 Bicentennial Website (http://www.visit1812.com/).

No matter whether you are a history buff, are curious about Laura Secord—one of Canada’s legendary female heroines—or are merely interested in taking a unique summer getaway, these and many other War of 1812 related commemorations will make worthwhile and enjoyable additions to your summertime vacation schedules.

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