|COFFEE AND CULTURE: BLACK HISTORY MONTH
||February 29, 2012 to September 29, 2012
||Join us at the historic Ancaster Town Hall on Wed. Feb. 29 at 7:00 p.m. for a talk by Wayne Kelly of the Ontario Heritage Trust, on the African Canadian perspective and role of the Coloured Corps in the War of 1812.
When the War of 1812 began, people of African descent feared an American invasion. Anxious to preserve their freedom and show their loyalty to Britain, many joined the militia and others offered to raise their own militia company. The “Coloured Corps” was formed, consisting of about thirty men commanded by white officers.
Griffin House, in conjunction with Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, is hosting this event to recognise Black History Month and the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.
Griffin House is an early 19th century home, set on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Dundas Valley, where visitors can explore the history of Enerals Griffin and other early Black settlers. Tours and black history-related programs are offered as part of the Black Heritage Network.
This next Fieldcote exhibit opening in March, will explore Ancaster's experience during the War of 1812, highlighting the Bloody Assize.
The Old Town Hall is located at 310 Wilson Street East in Ancaster, next to the library. Donations are gratefully received. Coffee and treats will be provided.
||Ancaster Town Hall
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