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Hamilton Civic Museums - War of 1812 Bicentennial Events

 

For more information contact:
Email: 1812@hamilton.ca 
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext.7612

Visit Tourism Hamilton's 1812 Website:
1812hamilton.com


The City of Hamilton is a member of the
Western Corridor War of
1812 Bicentennial Alliance
:
http://westerncorridor1812.com
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Funding provided by the Government of Ontario

 

 

 

Events, Workshops and Exhibitions

Admission rates and scheduled events are subject to change. Please call to confirm.


Bicentennial 1812 Exhibit: Noose, Knife and Fire: The Bloody Assize


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Explore Ancaster's experience during the War of 1812 with a focus on the Bloody Assize treason trials. View giant paintings of the prosecutors and the accused, explore the evidence and judge for yourself, all against the backdrop of the re-created courtroom of the former Union Hotel. Discover the impact of the war on local farmers and residents, all from within the surroundings of an 1812 barn interior.
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014 to Saturday, September 27, 2014 (Tuesday to Saturday)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum.


Blood Ties to a Gentle Landscape



Burlington Heights where Dundurn Castle and The Hamilton Military Museum now stand was occupied by the British military from 1813 until 1815. Blood Ties to a Gentle Landscape tells the story of the people who lived on and around Burlington Heights during the War of 1812. This exhibit will showcase the historical figures of this area through documentary evidence, period artifacts as well as stories passed down from one generation to the next by their descendants.
Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014 to Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum.


Friends of Battlefield House Museum Lecture Series


Battlefield House Museum & Park

Join us for a historically-themed illustrated talk. Please call for details.
Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Free event.


Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek


Battlefield House Museum & Park

Experience the drama, pageantry, and excitement of the Battle of Stoney Creek of June 6, 1813, one of the most important events in Canada's history. Bring the whole family for games, food, demonstrations, musical entertainment, fireworks, and the Re-enactment itself. Visit the Friends of Battlefield House at www.battlefieldhouse.ca for more information.
Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014 and Sunday, June 8, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: $10.00 per Adult; $5 per student; Children under 5 free


Regency Family Picnic


Battlefield House Museum & Park

Fun, fellowship and entertainment for the whole family. Bring your own picnic lunch to Battlefield Park or purchase refreshments at the concession stand.
Date: Sunday, July 13, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Free outdoor event.


200th Anniversary of Ancaster Bloody Assize


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Join us for a special public ceremony acknowledging the 19 men and their families whose lives were changed by the 1814 Treason Trials in Ancaster. Meet with descendants of some of these men and learn about the events that took place in late spring and early summer of 1814.
Date: Sunday, July 20, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Free event.


Sara Calder Day


Battlefield House Museum & Park

Celebrate the birthday of the woman who ensured the preservation of the Gage family home and the site of the Battle of Stoney Creek. Enjoy free admission to the Museum. Light refreshments will be served in the rear garden of Nash Jackson House at 2:00 pm.
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Free event and museum admission.


Noose, Knife & Fire: The Bloody Assize exhibit closes


Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

The museum's current exhibition, Noose, Knife and Fire: The Bloody Assize will finish on Saturday, September 27, 2014
Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Regular admission rates apply to the museum. Pre-registration required.



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