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Canada Day 2018, At The Sharon Temple!
A little on the warm side!
On Saturday June 29, the Sharon Temple celebrated 100 years as a museum and on Sunday July 1st, Canada Day! The Lloydtown Guard (AKA The US 22nd) continued their cause of Freedom and Liberty of the 1837 Rebellions! IMUC cooperated by supplying the militia summoned by the Family Compact! Although the original Incorporated Militia were disbanded in 1815 after the war, they were recalled in 1837 to help the government of the day with the Rebellions. The “troubles” were over before they were able to serve. This Canada Day we helped to celebrate by recalling yet another important chapter in Canada’s history, on ground where some of it originally got started.
Pictures from the weekend can be found at; https://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/albums/72157670722817938
Battle of Stoney Creek - 2018
Stoney Creek and great weather - what a perfect combination! The Battle of Stoney Creek is a perennial favourite for the members of IMUC, IMAC and the Campfollowers. The Incorporated Militia Artillery Company considers the Battlefield House Gun as their "baby"!
We would like to thank Sue Ramsey and the Battlefield House staff and volunteers for again treating us so royally!
The set of pictures we have so far, have been gleaned from various sources on line.
Photos c/o Bill Walker, Brenda Lightfoot, Jacquie Durham and our famous "Sophie-cam" can be found at; https://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/albums/72157667695489327
Minden Ontario's Library 1812 Outreach!
We were honoured to be invited by Ruth O'Connell of the Minden Library and Archives to participate in a special History Outreach for the Archie Stouffer Public School. All of the grade 1 to grade 6 classes participated in workshops hosted by our members. A Soldier's Equipment, Women's Work, English Country Dancing and Militia Drill were all very well received by the visiting students! Pictures of the "kids" big and small can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/10209916@N05/albums/72157694868545872
On Saturday members of IMUC, IMAC, The Campfollowers and a stray 89th will also interact with the parents and the rest of the Town of Minden!
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