Re-enactment celebrates 30th anniversary this weekend
If you think history is all dusty and library-quiet, head out to Stoney Creek this weekend and you will be proven wrong!
The famous Battle of Stoney Creek will be commemorated on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Battlefield House Museum and Park, with battle re-enactments on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
There will also be fireworks after the Saturday evening battle.
Battlefield House Museum and Park curator Susan Ramsay says “Visitors to the event this year can expect to experience a wide variety of activities and historical content, so that they can understand what life was like during the War of 1812.”
The Burlington Teen Tour Band will perform on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on the battlefield. Known as Canada’s Musical Ambassadors, the band has attended many events, including 60th VE-Day anniversary celebrations in Holland, 60th D-Day anniversary celebrations in France and ceremonies marking the 50th and 60th anniversary of the liberation of Holland by Canadian forces during the Second World War – to name only a few highlights.
Visitors are invited to re-live history all weekend long, while enjoying food and refreshments, a fashion show of women’s clothing from 1805 to 1815, historical demonstrations, musical entertainment, one-of-a-kind shopping and period games.
Visitors can also take a guided tour through the 200-year-old Gage homestead, a trip through the 19th century encampment or they can listen to Indian war hero, Tecumseh, as he recounts the story of his life.
Archaeologists will be on site to discuss the current archaeological excavations taking place in Battlefield Park.
Admission to the Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek weekend is $8 for adults and $2 for youth. The event is free for children under five.
For more information, call (905) 662-8458 or visit www.battlefieldhouse.ca.