Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Battle Reenactment...

My DD works at a Canadian Historic Park which depicts the life of Fort George in the time of 1812. The fort is located in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario on the Niagara River. Fort Niagara (USA fort) is across the river. Saturday they had a simulated reenactment of  a Naval exercise for the British. 

After the "battle" DH and I spent a lovely afternoon people watching, reading and napping in the park. 
We then got some supper from the local grocery store and went to the actual Fort George park site to take in an evening reenactment of the "Re taking of the Fort by the British soldiers, Militia, and Natives forces from the "Americans" who had taken over the fort in the War of 1812. 
Lots of musket fire and cannons. The reenactors do this for free and travel around each year on the weekends to share our history. They do this on both sides of the border. If you can take in any events that go on this summer and fall and next year it truly is a fun experience and worth finding out more about Canadian and American history. 

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