A day of speakers and a day of tours! The Fort Ontario Conference on History and Archeology returns with a stellar group of historians and a tour of War of 1812 sites.
“Reflections on the Great War, 1914-1918” is this year’s theme for the Fort Ontario Conference on History and Archeology. Most of the presentations will center on World War I, but there is a variety of topics.
- Paul Lear – Fort Ontario in the War of 1917
- George A. Bray III – Bradstreet’s 1758 Raid on Fort Frontenac
- Rene Chartrand – Canadian Army Uniforms and Equipment 1914-1918
- Timothy J. Abel, PhD – Lake Ontario’s Forgotten War of 1812 Naval Shipyard
- Brian Leigh Dunnigan – Historic Links in the Waterways of the Early Great Lakes
- Dianne Graves – John McCrae, The Armistice and the Remembrance Poppy
- Donald E. Graves – The Daily Life of the Canadian Soldier on the Western Front, 1915-1918, and Those Who Waited at Home for Him
Sunday’s Bus Tour will take guests to sites of the War of 1812: Oswego, Great Sandy and the Great Cable Carry route.
Pre-registration and payment required
- Saturday 4/21 registration, including lunch and breaks – $35
- Sunday 4/22 Bus tour including lunch – $35
- Both Days – $60
To register, call the fort at 315-343-4711.