|Re-enactments at Fort Willow Minesing near Barrie|
Events and Re-enactments 2012
Penetanguishene Museum1812 travelling exhibit from Canadian War Museum - June 23rd to September 16th.
Penetanguishene Museum, Penetanguishene Ontario
Discovery Harbour--War on the LakesVisitors to Discovery Harbour on Georgian Bay will be treated to naval highlights of the War of 1812, “War on the Lakes” art exhibit at Discovery Harbour runs Tuesday to Saturday to June 30, and seven days a week July 1 to September 2, 2012. Discovery Harbour is in Penetanguishene Ontario
|Karin Taylor, Curator at Huronia Historical Parks|
features the superb artwork of Canadian marine artist Peter Rindlisbacher. A richly-
coloured reproduction collection of his original paintings, complete with historical text,
gives visitors a tremendous survey of key Naval aspects of the War of 1812. Themes
include the siege of the Nancy (near present day Wasaga Beach), the history of the
General Hunter, the story of the massive ship St. Lawrence, and background regarding
many other vessels relating to the War of 1812.
The beautiful exhibit is part of the Bi-National 1812 Art Collection coordinated by Canadian Art Cards, originally selected from over 300 art submissions when the exhibit was initially developed.
Huronia Doors Open-Penetanguishene June 2,3Free tours of War of 1812 Military Site at Discovery Harbour on Saturday June 2. The history of Discovery Harbour began in 1793 when the area was scouted for use as a strategic naval base. The harbour was built during and after the War of 1812 for defence purposes. A provincial historic site, Discovery Harbour features the replica ships HMS Tecumseth and HMS Bee, as well as a collection of smaller vessels. And tours at the Penetang town docks of the HMS Badger is a replica 1812 British gunboat fashioned after vessels common in Nelson’s navy during the Golden Age of sail. Authentically rigged as a naval cutter, the Badger flies up to seven sails. Stay overnight for this two day event
Barrie Ontario: Celebrate Barrie June 1-3
|Historic Downtown Barrie "Nine Mile Portage"|
- Carriage Ridge Resort - Horseshoe Valley
- Comfort Inn
- Georgian Conference Services
- Georgian Summer Suites
- Horseshoe Resort
Photo by R.Taylor: Site of eastern terminus of an Indian portage from Kempenfeldt Bay to Willow Creek & thence by the Nottawasaga River to Georgian Bay....... followed it on the way to relieve the isolated British garrison at Michilimackinac.
Barrie launch festivities for the War of 1812's 200th anniversary
The Barrie Advance
Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman joined reinactor Lynne Downer, at the Queens Hotel
to launch the festivities for the War of 1812's 200th anniversary. A number
of events are planned to celebrate the milestone. Stan Howe photo BARRIE -
Barrie has a lot in store ...see complete story
Related story on Re-enactments: Toronto Star My weekend in militia circa 1814
Nancy Island Historic War of 1812 Site Opens New Interpretive CentreThe Barrie Advance: Thhe centre was completed this year in preparation for the War of 1812 bicentennial events planned over the next three summers. Staff photo: Trina Berlo WASAGA BEACH – The community is invited to celebrate the grand opening of the new welcome centre on May 24, 2012. More on Wasaga Beach Ontario, Georgian Bay was a major supply route to support the British forces along Lake Huron to Detroit. Take Highway 26 from Barrie to Wasaga Beach. More on the cross-border Civil War of 1812.