Fort George Speakers Series: Niagara’s Women of War
February 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
2023 marks the 210th anniversary of the Battle of Fort George, and Parks Canada and the Friends of Fort George are planning programs and events to commemorate this anniversary. To kick things off, we are hosting a Speaker Series inside Navy Hall called Fireside Fridays in February, which will feature hour-long presentations including original artifacts from the War of 1812 with a specific emphasis on the Battle of Fort George.
“We are very excited to be working alongside Parks Canada to highlight different aspects of the history of Fort George and the Battle of Fort George in particular” notes Amanda Gamble, Executive Director of the Friends of Fort George. The Friends will be at Navy Hall for each lecture with a special gift shop table set up, with a sample of items from the Fort George Gift Shop for sale, including the newest publication Fort George: A History.
Niagara’s Women of War
Sarah Kaufman – Managing Director/Curator, Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum
Friday February 24, 2023. 11:00am at Navy Hall
Born and raised in the Niagara Region, Sarah Kaufman holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree, specializing in History and Politics, and a Master’s in Public History from the Western University. She has worked in over 7 of Niagara’s heritage institutions. Sarah became Managing Director in 2010 and is responsible for the day to day operations, implementing Board directed strategies and policies, as well as the management, research and exhibition of the Museum’s collection. This talk looks at some of the classes of women who lived in the Town of Niagara during the War of 1812 and highlights the experiences of specific women who lived here. In the spirit of diplomacy, the talk also includes a few stories of American women from across the Niagara River.
Tickets are $15.75 (taxes included) per event or $47.25 (taxes included) for the series of all four.
Tickets go on sale Friday Jan. 6, 2023 and can be purchased at the Friends of Fort George Online store at: https://friendsoffortgeorge.square.site/ Seating is limited so get yours today!
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