ST. CATHARINES – Discover the city’s connection to the War of 1812 and its impact on the community through a new exhibit at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre, developed by Brock University and the City of St. Catharines.
“War of 1812” captures the fears and worries of life in an occupied land, with battles raging close to home, and how the conflict shaped the community’s growth.
Developed over the last year by the city and Brock University, with a $90,000 grant from the Government of Canada’s Bicentennial of the War of 1812 program, the exhibit features rarely seen artifacts, archival records and newspaper clippings contributed by the city, the university, Parks Canada and local private collectors. It brings local stories from the war to life through hands-on activities and interactive displays visitors can explore using touchscreen technology.
“War of 1812” opens at the St. Catharines Museum Friday, Oct. 4 with a special event at 10:30 a.m. at which guests can hear more about the exhibit’s creation and be among the first to explore its interactive and interpretive elements. The exhibit will be on display until the end of 2014.
Anyone interested in attending the opening can R.S.V.P. by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to 905-984-8880. Admission to the museum is by donation.
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