Echoes of Niagara’s Past 2015: A military Timeline Event

Date: August 29 & 30 2015

Join us as Fort George National Historic Site and The Lincoln and Welland Regiment Museum commemorate over 200 years of Niagara’s shared military history. The fort will come alive as Interpreters, Animators and Veterans display uniforms, weaponry and vehicles from WWI, WWII up to present day.

Demonstrations will be happening throughout the day inside the imposing walls of Fort George and a parade celebrating our military heritage held both days through historic downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Daily Schedule

Saturday  August 29

10:00 AM Ft. George Opens to the Public

10:30 AM Flag Raising Ceremony

11:00 AM Grand Vehicle Parade through the Streets of Niagara on the Lake

11:00 AM Musket Demonstration

11:30 AM War of 1812 Fife and Drum Music Demonstration

11:45 AM Hands on History  (Public can fire a real musket/period firearm)

12:00 PM Artillery Firepower Demonstration

1:00 PM  ” The Dapper Warrior” 200 years of Military Fashion

1:30 PM War of 1812 Fife and Drum Music Demonstration

2:00 PM  “Citizen Soldiers” :of 1812 to WW2 tactical Demonstrations

3:00 PM War of 1812 Fife and Drum Music Demonstration

3:00 PM Hands on History  (Public can fire a real musket/period firearm)

3:30 PM “Riding into Battle” Military Vehicle Demonstration

4:00 PM Musket Demonstration

4:20 PM Fort Flag Lowering Ceremony

5:00 PM Ft. George Closes

7:00 PM  The fort’s Gates re open for “Arcs of War” A Military sound and light show

8:00 PM “Arcs of War” Show begins

Sunday August 30

10:00 AM Ft. George Opens to the Public

10:30 AM Flag Raising Ceremony

11:00AM Grand Vehicle Parade through the Streets of Niagara on the Lake

11:00 AM Musket Demonstration

11:30 AM War of 1812 Fife and Drum Music Demonstration

11:45 AM Hands on History  (Public can fire a real musket/period firearm)

12:00 PM Artillery Firepower Demonstration

1:00 PM  ” The Dapper Warrior” 200 years of Military Fashion

1:30 PM War of 1812 Fife and Drum Music Demonstration

2:00 PM  “Citizen Soldiers” :of 1812 to WW2 tactical Demonstrations

3:00 PM War of 1812 Fife and Drum Music Demonstration

3:00 PM Hands on History  (Public can fire a real musket/period firearm)

3:30 PM “Riding into Battle” Military Vehicle Demonstration

4:00 PM Musket Demonstration

4:20 PM Fort Flag Lowering Ceremony

5:00 PM Ft. George Closes

 

Ongoing Daily

  • Reenactor displays commemorating over 200 years of our shared military heritage. Come ask questions,hear stories and see the ‘tools of the trade’ from knowledgeable historical interpreters
  • See more than 50 Military vehicles on display from the past century

*schedules subject to minor change

Regular admission rates to the Fort apply. Please check the following websites for updates.

Fort George National Historic Site

and

www.lwmuseum.ca

 

Click here to watch a previous year’s Grand Parade Echoes of Niagara’s Past