The Bicentennial anniversary of the War of 1812 takes place from 2012 to 2014, and marks the 200th anniversary of significant military activity in Brantford, Brant County, Six Nations and New Credit.
Many people are aware of the big battles of the War of 1812, such as Stoney Creek and Lundy's Lane, but the war also affected our region. Our location on the Grand River was strategically located between activity in the Niagara Region and near Detroit, and the Six Nations were valuable allies to the British. What effect did the war have on the average family in Ontario? Most Canadians didn't experience the war day-to-day, but for those who resided at the heart of southwestern Ontario, the war was a part of their daily lives.
Explore the tabs at the left side of the page to discover more about the War of 1812 Bicentennial. Under 'Local Connections', you'll find historical information related to the events that happened in and around the Grand River region during the War of 1812, in the present-day communities of Brantford, the County of Brant, Six Nations and New Credit. 'Bicentennial Events' is your source for information about upcoming events and exhibits and points of interest to explore on your visit.
Contact Tourism Brantford toll-free at 1-800-265-6299 for more information or to plan your visit.
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