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

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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.


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.


Remembering the Pledge of the Crown


Dundurn National Historic Site

The City of Hamilton and Six Nations community members are joining to commemorate the end of the War of 1812. Representatives from twenty Native Nations will be invited to Dundurn National Historic Site on the 200th anniversary of the 1815 Peace Council which was organized to acknowledge the Native Nations who were British allies during the war. A parade of Nations will kick off the event at 10 am on the front lawn of Dundurn Castle. This historic event will include:
  • the presentation of replica wampum belts
  • special displays
  • dramatic readings and artistic presentations
  • a ceremonial planting of a white pine tree
  • the burying of a war club - signifying the legacy of peace between the gathered nations.
Between 12 and 4 pm Dundurn Castle and The Hamilton Military Museum offer a free open house. The public are welcome to view War of 1812 architectural features built into Dundurn Castle and sample white corn bread and strawberry juice in the historic kitchen. Visitors may dress up like a soldier and learn about the people living on and around Burlington Heights during the War of 1812 as they explore the exhibit Blood Ties to a Gentle Landscape at The Hamilton Military Museum.
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Free event.


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 12, 2015
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 6, 2015 and Sunday, June 7, 2015
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


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: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages: All
Cost: Free event and museum admission.