There are some exciting things going on at the Grimsby Museum this month!
On Saturday, June 8th, the Grimsby Museum is offering two cemetery tours. Costumed actors and actresses will bring back to life some of the residents of The Forty (Grimsby) who lived through the three turbulent years of The War of 1812. The educational and entertaining performance will be offered in the historic St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Graveyard. The tours will last approximately forty-five minutes with the first tour beginning at 10:00 a.m. and the second at 11:30 a.m.
Tickets for the 1812 “Walk Through History” tour are $10.00 per person while they last and must be purchased in advance at the Grimsby Museum. Limited space is available. Participants are advised to dress appropriately for the weather and for walking through the cemetery.
Additionally, Pathways to Peace will be on display at the Grimsby Museum until July 28th, 2013. Pathways to Peace is a special War of 1812 exhibition from Canadian Art Cards. The exhibition provides a unique visual history of the War of 1812 by historical and contemporary artists. This exhibition of fifty-four prints examines the social impact that the War of 1812 had on the local inhabitants as they fought to protect their homes and land from the invading force. The prints include pertinent historical information providing visitors with a greater understanding of battles and engagements during the War of 1812 and the impact on the citizens.
For more information about either of these events, please contact the Grimsby Museum at 905-945-5292 or visit the website.