Memorial and Visitor Center Open Weekends
The Memorial & Visitor Center are now open Friday to Monday till November 2, 2014. On Fridays and Mondays check at the Visitor Center for personal tours of Memorial. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm. More »
End of Season
The last day of the 2014 season for the Memorial and Visitor Center will be open on Sunday, November 2, 2014. Hours are 10am to 5pm.
Paths to Peace
2012 - 1015 marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and commemorative events are planned throughout North America. A significant event in the development of America, The War of 1812, was also the crucible in which Canadian nationhood began to take shape, along with shifting relationships of both to Great Britain. Further, the period was crucially important in the unfolding of the settler's relationship to First Nations/Native American peoples. The conclusion of the War of 1812 forged a long-lasting peace between three world allies: Canada, Great Britain and the United States. Yet, many North Americans are unaware of the importance of the War of 1812 in history.
Paths to Peace is unique on multiple levels: highlighting an oft-neglected period of history, integrating art of all kinds as interpretive tools and levers for international student engagement, creating opportunities for community development and relationship, and for its emphasis not only upon the historical events themselves, but its exploration and interpretation of the War's crucial outcome of 200 years of peace and diplomacy from multiple national perspectives through the prism of the cultural arts.
The Program at a Glance
Scavenger Hunt / Icebreaker
Perry's Victory Interpretive Sessions
Did You Know?
The phrase emblazoned on Perry’s flag, “Dont give up the ship” were not Perry’s words, but the dying utterance of U.S. Captain James Lawrence. Lawrence, a good friend of Perry, was killed commanding the U.S.S. Chesapeake in an action with the British ship H.M.S. Shannon on June 1, 1813.