July 26, 2012
The Corporation of the County of Peterborough
Contact: Karis Regamey (Marketing Consultant)
Upcoming Special Events
Pioneer Corn Roast
Sunday, September 2nd 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday, September 30th 10 am to 4 pm
Friday & Saturday, October 19th, 20th, 26th & 27th 6 pm to 9 pm each night
Christmas By Candlelight
Saturday & Sunday, December 8th & 9th 5 pm to 9 pm each night ———— Special Thanks to Our War of 1812 Partners:
* Curve Lake Cultural Centre * 49th Regiment of Foot * Norwood District High School Reenactors
* East Northumberland Secondary School Reenactors
The War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration & 45th Anniversary Celebration is sponsored in part by:
Thanks to our Media Sponsors:
WAR OF 1812 BICENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION
& 45TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Saturday & Sunday, August 18 & 19 ~ 10 am to 4 pm each day
LANG, ON- You are invited to Lang Pioneer Village on Saturday & Sunday, August 18 & 19 from 10 am to 4 pm each day to take part in an exciting commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, a pivotal moment in Canadian history. Learn how the British, Canadian militia and First Nations came together to repel invasion from our neighbours to the south and join us as we celebrate 200 years of peace between Canada and the United States and the 45th Anniversary of Lang Pioneer Village Museum.
The Village will be teeming with Red Coats and First Nations warriors busy in their encampments preparing to head into battle against the invading Americans. Learn the causes of the War, why the First Nations fought alongside the British, why both sides claim victory and how this “forgotten war” impacted our local area. Meet key figures from the War – Sir Isaac Brock, Tecumseh, and Laura Secord and learn how they altered the course of the War. Hear a powerful speech by Tecumseh during a war council prior to battle. See First Nations warriors (Curve Lake Cultural Centre) paddle war canoes down the Indian River to come to the aid of the British Regulars (49th Regiment of Foot Reenactors) and Canadian militia (East Northumberland Secondary School Reenactors) as the Americans (Norwood District High School Reenactors) advance to the thundering of canon and musket fire. On both days at 1 pm, watch the drama unfold as the battle rages then kids can take part in a military drill on the battlefield.
In the MacKelvie Gallery, view War of 1812 artifacts including military uniforms, swords, muskets, bayonets, women’s 1812 era dresses and more, then head into the Village where you will hear stories from the war, taste recipes from the era, see the sights and hear the sounds of the music of this important time in our history performed by Gopher Baroque. Take a free horse and wagon ride throughout the Village and be sure to stop off at the Keene Hotel for a refreshing glass of lemonade and a freshly-baked treat. Both days between 11 am and 12:30 pm, come meet with local author Connie Brummel Crook who will be signing her new book, Acts of Courage: Laura Secord and the War of 1812.
On Saturday at noon, join in the 45th Anniversary celebrations for Lang Pioneer Village. The Lang Grist Mill will be in full operation and bags of freshly ground whole wheat flour will be available for purchase. While there, stop in at the American encampment, see their canon ready for firing and hear their side of the story. Come celebrate 200 Years of peace between neighbours and 45 years of living history with us! Admission for the event is $10 for adults, $9 for students and seniors, $6 for youth (5-14), children under 5 are free. Family admission is also available for $30 and includes 2 adults and 4 youth. All taxes included.
For more information visit http://www.langpioneervillage.ca