CONVERGING FORCES UNITE FOR OUR 8th INVASION……
September 23 – 24, 2017
Saturday 10 am- 5 pm, Sunday 10 am – 3 pm
We’re Celebrating 7 marvellous years at the Crossroads of Dunvegan in the Heart of Glengarry County. HISTORY comes ALIVE as Living History Re-enactors from across Ontario, Quebec and the Northern United States converge in the quiet rural hamlet. SEE, HEAR and FEEL the thundering power of CANNON, MUSKET FIRE and CAVALRY CHARGES. It will be an INVASION you will Never Forget.
EXPERIENCE 19th century Military and Civilian LIFE. VISIT the UNIQUE Artisans, tradespeople and the shops along Sutler’s Row. HEAR the stories of what LIFE was like of an Aristocrat of the Canadas during the War of 1812. WATCH Live DEMONSTRATIONS of Surgery, Ropemaking, Candlemaking and Sword drills. EXPLORE the Military and Civilian Camps throughout the museum. Let your CHILDREN don uniforms and take part in muster rolls. WATCH the DAILY mock Battle between the invading United States Forces and CHEER on the CANADIANS as they DEFEND the Village.
WITNESS HISTORY Unfold before your eyes! of Dunvegan, where History 200 years in the making, comes to Life. Living History Re-enactors from across the province and the United States are pleased to once again return with their muskets, cannons and campfires to recreate the 1812-1814 conflict on the museum grounds. Check out the Fashion Show, take in an 1812 inspired church service, and tour the encampments of the British, Americans, Civilians, and Native Allies, all leading up to a pinnacle Battle that will be staged live daily. For something different, 1812 reproductions are available for sale to the public by our visiting Sutlers (merchants) .
Meet the Baron and the Baroness
Join us for a Sunday Morning Worship Service
We are partnering up again with Kenyon Presbyterian Church for an 1812-inspired church service. If you come early enough, you will see the museum’s costumed guests gather for a church parade and make the walk up to church. This year, the church service begins at 9:30am.
The Battle of GLENGARRY!!
The Battles will be staged LIVE Daily at 3:00pm on Saturday and 2:00pm on Sunday. Regular drills, period music, children’s activities, noon cannon salute.
The 19th Century Mall
Have you ever been to a 19th Century Mall? We have a Sutlers Row offering merchandise available for purchase from fresh baked breads, clothing, fabric, fragrances, soaps, hand-forged iron and much more. Please note, that our merchants are not equipped to handle credit cards or bank cards, so bring extra cash.