Re-living part of Canada's heritage at Upper Canada Village
Re-living Canada's military history is closer than you think. This Saturday and Sunday Upper Canada Village presents the American Civil War Re-enactment Weekend to honour the thousands of Canadians who fought in this bloody confrontation. Upper Canada Village will look like Winchester, Virginia during the year 1862 when the Confederate forces ('South') under General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson clashed with the Union forces ('North') under General Nathaniel Banks. The battle of Winchester was a decisive battle in the larger Shenandoah Valley Campaign for General Jackson which helped secure the food rich Shenandoah Valley for the South.
On Saturday, the Honorable David C. Jacobson, United States Ambassador to Canada, will speak at 3:00 p.m. in front of Willard's Hotel.
Civil War re-enactors will be out in the field directly behind Loucks Farm. The encampment is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. Visitors can stop by during the day to see the daily routine of a civil war soldier.
Other activities include:
- 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - See the Confederate forces occupy 'Winchester, Virginia' (Saturday) and Union forces on Sunday.
- 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon - Displays, drills and firing demonstrations in the fairground.
- 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. - Civil War Music and Premier John A. Macdonald of Canada West in front of Cook's Tavern
- 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - BATTLE! The Re-enactment will take place in the fields to the south of Queen Street.
- 2:15 p.m. - Confederate and Union Parade along Queen Street.
- 2:30 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. Civil War Music & Premier John A. Macdonald of Canada West in front of Cook's Tavern.
- 3:00 p.m. - SATURDAY - SPECIAL GUEST - The Honorable David C. Jacobson, United States Ambassador to Canada
- 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Displays, Drills and Firing demonstrations continue in the fairgrounds.
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