“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
Fort Ontario will once again host renown international historians at the Fort Ontario History and Archaeology Conference to be held at the Great Lakes Event and Conference Center in Oswego April 21-22. Sunday’s event is a bus tour of the War of 1812 battle sites along Lake Ontario.
Look here for more information as the speaker list is confirmed and arrangements are finalized.
Paul Lear, Site Supervisor of Fort Ontario Historic Site, will give a talk on the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter in WWII on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. It will be held at the Quality Inn & Suites Riverside, 70 E. First St.
The Fort Museum shop will be open BY APPOINTMENT Monday through Friday from 10:00 to 3:00. Even though the Fort itself is closed, Friends of Fort Ontario staff will be available to help you. 315-343-4711
Come volunteer! Help make and lay wreaths for the Post Cemetery December 16th to honor the soldiers, women and children interred there. Show that they are not forgotten this holiday season! 10:00 Assemble in the Enlisted Men’s Barracks (the big…