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Laura Secord in Real Time

Source: Niagara Falls Review

A host of festivities are planned for Saturday to celebrate the 196th anniversary of Laura Secord’s 32-kilometre trek from Queenston to DeCew House to warn British forces of an impending American attack.

Her contribution helped in the British defeat of the Americans in the Battle of Beaverdams on June 24, 1813.

In commemoration of this anniversary, the Niagara Parks Commission’s Laura Secord Homestead will offer an opportunity to experience firsthand the events that led Secord to leave her family and home to enter a dangerous no man’s land to warn the defenders of Canada.

On Saturday, visitors can watch reenactments by costumed historic guides, musket demonstrations and tour exhibits of daily life during this time.

Kids will be able to take part in authentic period appropriate snacks and crafts. Children 12 and under will be admitted free with adult supervision.

No reservations are required for the day-long event. The homestead will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with tours taking place every half hour. The last tour will be at 4:30 p.m.

Demonstrations will take place every hour on the hour beginning at 11 a.m.

Admission prices for adults is $4.75 (13 and older).

For more information, call 905-262-4851.

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3 Responses
  1. It could be funny while watching but some time it is heart throbbing and dangerous…

  2. Bingo says:

    That’s right the things are not as funny as they seems to be, we can not imagine how dangerous it could be.

  3. Jazz says:

    Its very dreadful and painful.

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