WAR OF 1812 BICENTENNIAL: JOINT BUS TRIP
Join ACO London and the London & Middlesex Historical Society on Saturday, September 22 to learn more about Chatham-Kent’s historical ties to the War of 1812. Follow the fateful journey taken by First Nations and the British as they were chased by the American forces.
A local historian will be our guide along the recently launched Tecumseh Parkway tour as we retrace the steps to the site of the Tecumseh Monument and the Battle of the Thames where the great Chief Tecumseh was killed.
We will also visit Fairfield Museum, the site of the Moravian settlement razed and pillaged by American forces in 1813. Old Fairfield, long forgotten, was excavated by Dr. Wilfred Jury in the 1940’s and in 1959 the Museum was built by the Home Missions Board of the United Church. Fairfield Museum displays items from the site of the burnt village, of Moravian history, of settlers, and of First Nation cultures.
Lunch will be served at the historic Smith & Wilson Estate Wines, west of Blenheim where wine can be purchased with your meal.
The cost of the bus trip is $50.00, as it was last year. This includes admission to the Fairfield Museum, a guided tour of the Tecumseh Parkway, and lunch.
Complete the attached application form and return it with your cheque for $50.00 to Steven Liggett as soon as possible. Space is limited so act early!
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