A Matter of Marching
Join us for “A Matter of Marching,” an accessible, hands-on exploration of the British infantryman’s uniform and equipment at the time of the War of 1812, led by Kevin Hebib, Program Development Officer at Fort York National Historic Site.
At the outset of the War of 1812 the Americans thought the invasion of Upper Canada would meet with little resistance and would therefore be “a mere matter of marching.”
As it turned out, this could not have been further from the truth.
Canadian militia and inhabitants, together with First Nations warriors and British regulars, put their lives on the line and ultimately repelled the invaders.
The War of 1812 Bicentennial provides the perfect opportunity to re-examine the soldiers' experience as dictated by the constraints and burden of the clothing and equipment issued to him for active service.
You’ve seen the images of soldiers in redcoats – now come gain fascinating insights into how they lived, what they wore and what they used to defend our province.
This is a free event and entry includes access to the exhibit Foundations & Fire: Early Parliament and the War of 1812 Experience at York. The event is part of a War of 1812 bicentennial speaker series being presented by the Ontario Heritage Trust in partnership with the Archives of Ontario. For more information call 416 212-8897.
Parliament interpretive centre is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $ 5 for adults, $ 3 for students and seniors and free for children under 8. Sundays are family days with heritage crafts for children from 1 – 3 p.m. Parliament interpretive centre is owned and operated by the Ontario Heritage Trust.
For More Information:
Site Coordinator, Parliament
Telephone: 416 212-8898
Parliament Interpretive Centre
265 Front Street East