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Click here to download the Field Trip Planner from Hamilton Civic Museums and find 1812 related programs including Tanks, Trenches & Turmoil and Red Coats & Muskets at the Hamilton Military Museum; History in Action day and 6 other 1812 related programs at Battlefield House; and 2 programs on Afro-Canadian settlers for grade 3 and 7 at Griffin House.

THE WAR OF 1812 – The Last Great Conflict

Grade 7 & 8

The exciting story of the last armed conflict to take place in Norfolk County. Using artifacts, historical reproductions, storytelling, music and role playing, this program explores the story of the War of 1812 from the varied points of view of the settlers, soldiers and sailors of old Norfolk County. Did you know that the British Royal Navy moored warships at Turkey Point? – or that General Isaac Brock launched his attack on Detroit from Port Dover – or that American raiders attacked and burned Dover, Port Ryerse and Waterford – or that the Battle of Lake Erie may have been lost thanks to a weekend party here? These are all parts of the story of the War of 1812 – The parts that happened right here!

Duration 60 minutes – Can be combined with general museum tour.
Cost per student: $3.50
Contact: Port Dover Harbour Museum
(519) 583–2660


Take part in Historica Canada’s War of 1812 Writing & Arts Challenge!

A Desert Between Us and Them Documentary

1812 Dance Services

Canada Day Poster Challenge


If you are interested in 1812 education and school opportunities - from site visits and class trips to curriculum information - please let us know. We will also be providing helpful links to existing programs as they become available.


Adrienne Horne
Regional Project Manager
905-546-2424 x 7161

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