Canada 250 Speaker Series: Old Fort Erie in the 1700s
In the Spring of 2019, Old Fort Erie will be presenting a series of four speakers and a re-enactment focused on the 18th Century history of Old Fort Erie. The 1764 fort and the growing community around the military post is the first English settlement in Ontario. The authors will discuss the soldiers, settlers and Indigenous people in the area between 1764 and 1800. All talks start at 7 p.m. $10 per person per event or a $26.30 season’s pass for all Fort events. Reserve your spot online at www.oldforterie.com.
March 27 – Peter Twist on “Soldiers at Fort Erie 1764 to 1800, What They Wore”
April 24 – Gavin Watt on “The Loyalist Experience on the Niagara Frontier”
May 15 – Carl Benn on “John Norton and the Indigenous World of the Great Lakes, 1780s-1820s”
June 5 – Dr. John Triggs on “Archaeology at Old Fort Erie”