On June 19, 1812 the United States declared war on Britain and several days later word reached Fort Amherstburg, beginning the long and historic war that came to a close on December 24th, 1814 with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent.
In those three years there is a storied history in the role that was played by Amherstburg, and now it will be commemorated! In preparing to commemorate the Bicentennial of 1812, and to promote the many events planned they have now launched a new website.
Several events are planned for the later half of 2011 and into 2012 including a dedication of a peace garden in Kings Navy Yard park, doors open tours and several more Roots to Boots Genealogy Seminars, one of which already took place at the end of March.
Book mark their website and check back often for new events, and of course windsoriteDOTca will keep you informed and have complete coverage!