Wednesday, May 29, 2013

June Events at the Grimsby Museum

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.

Friday, May 24, 2013

June 8 is approaching quickly!

Don't forget, the Re-enactment of the Engagement at the Forty is a special 1812 event that will take place on June 8, 2013 at Pumphouse Park and the Grimsby 1812 Peace Garden, located at Elizabeth Street and Lakeside Drive in Grimsby.  This event is free for all.

For more information, click here to view the flyer or take a look at the Grimsby Historical Society's website.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Re-enactment of the Engagement at the Forty

Re-enactment of the Engagement at the Forty is a special 1812 event that will take place on June 8, 2013 at Pumphouse Park and the Grimsby 1812 Peace Garden, located at Elizabeth Street and Lakeside Drive in Grimsby. This event, free and open to all, will have the following schedule:

1:00 - 1:30   Musket, artillery and boat demonstrations
1:00 - 3:00   Children's activities provided by the Grimsby Museum
      Children's role playing at Phelp's Gazebo
      Special guest, Pauline Grondin, who specializes in illustrating women's roles in the War of 1812
1:30 - 2:00   Dancing (interactive with the public)   
2:00 - 2:30   Musket, artillery and boat demonstrations   
2:30 - 3:00   Grimsby Pipe Band   
3:00 - 4:00   Land and Water Re-enactment

Narrated by Ron Dale, Parks Canada War of 1812 Bicentennial Project Manager, SW Ontario, a British marine unit, supported by local militia and First Nations, will conduct a land and water assault on an American artillery company at the mouth of Forty Mile Creek.Everyone is invited to this special event!

For more information, take a look at the Grimsby Historical Society's website.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Upcoming Events

Fundraising Dinner at Cibo's
The Grimsby Historical Society is pleased to announce a fundraising dinner to support the Engagement at the Forty taking place June 8. Tony and Donna Macri have graciously offered their restaurant Cibo Osteria e Cafe for this purpose. The meal will consist of three delicious courses. Wine will be available at an extra cost or, if you wish to bring your own wine, corkage is available. Great door prizes - great food - great fun - great cause!!
Date and time: Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. (one seating only)
Cost: $30.00 per person (tax and tip included)
Tickets available at Cibo Osteria, 16 Ontario Street, or call 905-309-5858. Credit card is required at time of booking.
Target audience: adults and family
1812 Bicentennial Land and Water Re-enactment
Join us June 8, 2013, at Grimsby's 1812 Peace Garden- Historic Heritage Park, located at Elizabeth Street and Lakeside Drive, for our 1812 Bicentennial Land and Water Re-enactment. 

From 1pm until 3pm, the whole family can participate in period dancing, children's role playing, enjoy the Grimsby Pipe Band, and view musket and artillery demonstrations.  At 3pm, British regulars, Lincoln militia, and Indian allies will disembark from boats and engage a U.S. artillery Company holding a strong position at the mouth of Forty Mile Creek. 

Demonstrations: 1pm.-3pm: 
Re-enactment: 3pm.-4pm.
Food vendor will be present.  

Join us for an exciting day of family fun!  Admission is free.   For more details, take a look at the Grimsby Historical Society's Website.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

1812 Bicentennial Re-enactment

Join us June 8, 2013, at Grimsby's 1812 Peace Garden- Historic Heritage Park, located at Elizabeth Street and Lakeside Drive, for our 1812 Bicentennial Land and Water Re-enactment. 

From 1pm until 3pm, the whole family can participate in period dancing, children's role playing, enjoy the Grimsby Pipe Band, and view musket and artillery demonstrations.  At 3pm, British regulars, Lincoln militia, and Indian allies will disembark from boats and engage a U.S. artillery Company holding a strong position at the mouth of Forty Mile Creek. 

Demonstrations: 1pm.-3pm: 
Re-enactment: 3pm.-4pm.
Food vendor will be present.  

Join us for an exciting day of family fun!  Admission is free.
For more information, take a look at the Grimsby Historical Society's website.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Upcoming Events

1812 War on the Lakes - Grimsby Museum

A special exhibition of illustrations of battles on the Great Lakes during the War of 1812.  The exhibition runs from October 14th to November 18th.  Please contact the Museum for further information.

Hands Across the Water - Trinity United Church
Saturday, October 13 7.00 pm

Monday, July 30, 2012

Upcoming events at the Grimsby Historical Society

The Grimsby Historical Society has released the programme for the 2012-2013 season, and there are a number of interesting events relating to the War of 1812.

Saturday, October 13, 2012 7.00 pm
Hands Across the Water
Trinity United Church

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 7.30 pm
A Pictorial View of Queenston Heights, by Linda Stanley
Carnegie Building

Wednesday, November 21. 2012 7.30 pm
The Astonishing General: the life and legacy of Sir Isaac Brock, by Dr. Wesley B. Turner
Carnegie Building

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 7.30 pm
1812 Sites Re-Seen
Grimsby Public Art Gallery

Saturday, June 8, 2013 1.00-5.00 pm
Re-Enactment of the Engagement at The Forty
Pumphouse Park & Grimsby 1812 Peace Garden