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Festival At Fort Willow – 2016
Each Fall The Friends of Fort Willow host an Education Day. Members of the Glengarry Light Infantry, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment The Canadian Volunteers, The US 22Nd The Nancy Gun Crew, The crew of the Revenge, and ON-GWE-HO-WAY join period sutlers and artisans for a day of 1812 life and activities. The Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada has supported this site and event for years!
Almost 1300 students, teachers and parents participated.
On Friday The Willow Depot was also recognized as a protected national monument with dignitaries from all levels of government attending to ensure that Willow Depot will be protected for coming generations!
Pictures from the Festival can be found at:
Four members traveled the 8 hours by van to Marian Indiana to participate in this year's Battle of Mississinewa. From all reports, it was well worth the drive! What a great way to finish off the end of the official 2016 season! Football stadium seating, rows and rows of sutlers, 1812 re-enactors from all over the US a chance to educate the public about the real War of 1812 were the highlights of the long Thanksgiving (for us) weekend!
Photos c/o one of our Campfollowers can be found at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/albums/72157673767111731