FWHP School Programs – War of 1812

Members of the Canadian Corps of Voyageurs have a “history” of assisting FWHP staff with different school programs that focus on life at Fort William and in Upper Canada in general during the early 1800s.

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Today we were pleased to help out with one of FWHP’s school programs called  “War of 1812” designed to educate the students about the daily life of a Regency period soldier.

 

 

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School groups were divided into three sections and rotated through the following stations:

1.    Manual of arms and Platoon exercise.
2.    Setting up a tent and lighting a fire.
3.    A lecture about and display of the weapons and equipment of an 1812 soldier.

Here we see Bert and Russ who volunteered to do the third station.

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