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Today marks one of the biggest days in history for Niagara Falls – the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Lundy’s Lane. Echoing the footsteps of soldiers from 200 years ago, participants will follow the path that these soldiers took along Portage Road on that fateful day, July 25th, 1814.
The Lundy’s Lane Historical Society will be holding a commemorative service on the battlefield commencing at 7:30 p.m. Following this service, there will be a candle light vigil up to the Lundy’s Lane Memorial. Attendees of this event are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Following this, the participants in the walk will invade the battlefield.
With starting points under 2 km (1.5 miles) from the battlefield, participants will walk through the streets and converge on the Battlefield at dusk, following the old portage road like the combatants on that horrendous night 200 years ago. Company Theatre will provide an immersive performance where all the action took place 200 years ago. Participants who register will get a red or a blue commemorative shirt which will determine their starting point in this walk. This commemorative walk represents the 5000 plus soldiers who met in the battlefield.
The event will take place on the former Battlefield School field – access via Drummond Hill Cemetery and Lundy’s Lane
Schedule of Events
Niagara Falls History Museum – Free Admission – open 10:00 am – 5:00pm, 5810 Ferry Street
Visit the Gale Family War of 1812 Gallery, the Niagara Falls Community Gallery, Motel Culture of Niagara .1812 Author, Richard Feltoe will be there with 1812 demonstrations and his new book about the Battle of Lundy’s Lane “Crucible of Fire”
Lundy’s Lane Gateway Unveiling – 1:00pm, 6151 Lundy’s Lane
Be present for the official opening of the new landmark that will showcase the National Historic Site of Lundy’s Lane
Battle Ground Hotel Museum – Free Admission – 10:00 am – 5:00pm, 6151 Lundy’s Lane
Tour the1850s Tavern and explore battlefield tourism, led by costumed interpreters
Lundy’s Lane Historical Society Commemorative Service – 7:30pm, Lundy’s Lane Battlefield
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket. Featuring a Military band, choir and much more.
Music by the Jay Singers under the direction of Dianne Williams.
Historical context provided by Sherman Zavitz.
Event will be concluded with the laying of wreaths and a candlelight walk to the Lundy’s Lane Monument.
The music will begin at 7:00 p.m. welcoming you to the battlefield.
Participants Walk – 8:30pm – Throughout the City
Be a part of the event as you invade the battlefield and see installations and performance art along the way
brought to you by the Arts and Culture Committee.
Performance on the Battlefield – 9:15pm – Lundy’s Lane Battlefield
Be transformed back to the events of July 25, 1814 as next Company Theatre put you in the middle of the action.
Be sure to follow @nfmuseums and @discover1812 during the event to get real time feeds, photos and more.
Please post your pictures of the event as well #lundyslane200
For more details, visit The Niagara Falls Museums.