Longwoods 2019 Schedule

Weekend Schedule

Saturday, May 4 – 10am to 5pm

10:00Gates Open to Public
10:45Mistress Mason’s Nature Tour
Take a walk through the forest as you experience the native plants and their uses. Learn about the Cunning/medicine women of 200 years ago. Depending on what’s growing you may even get a snack!
Resource Centre
11:00Battalion Drill
British Forces perform their daily drill in preparation for the Battle of The Longwoods

Battlefield
11:00Historically Speaking Presents “The Surgeon”
Enjoy a demonstration of 19th Century medicine and surgery hosted by Dr. Mark Dickerson…Try not to faint!
Resource Centre
11:30Camp Tour and Musket Demonstration
British Soldiers take you on a tour of their camp followed by a musket demonstration. Learn about camp life during the War of 1812 as a soldier and a civilian. Feel free to ask questions…We love to talk about our passion…History!
British Encampment

11:30
Historically Speaking Presents “Shut Up:” The Story of a Rudimental Drummer
Gary Van Osch provides insight into the world of rudimental drumming. Be sure to stick around for a lesson after the presentation.

Resource Centre
12:00Native War Council
Witness negotiations with the Native War Council by British Commanders to see who they will support in the upcoming battle
Ska-Nah-Doht Iroquoian Village
12:30
Battle of the Longwoods Film
Enjoy a film version of the Battle of the Longwoods filmed on location at the actual historical site on the 200th anniversary of the battle
Resource Centre
1:00Drums Crown Forces Presents “Musical Warriors”
Our very own Fife and Drum Corps entertains with a selection of period music
British Camp
1:00Historically Speaking Presents “The 1812 Era Looks Good Visually”
Artist and re-enactor Kent May discusses his experiences as a painter of scenes that depict the War of 1812
Resource Centre
1:30The Duel
Two gentlemen settle a matter of honour by facing off in a duel
Birch Grove
1:30
Historically Speaking Presents “Shut Up:” The Story of a Rudimental Drummer
Gary Van Osch provides insight into the world of rudimental drumming. Be sure to stick around for a lesson after the presentation.
Resource Centre
2:00Artillery Demonstration
Hear the thundering boom as our Artillery Units show off their powerful cannons which often assisted to take the day in battle
Battlefield

2:30
Battle of The Longwoods
British, Native and American Forces re-enact the “Battle of The Longwoods”
Battlefield

2:30
Mini Militia
Following the battle, for the youngsters who want to be soldiers, you will be trained in the drill and discipline required of soldier in 1812
Battlefield
3:30 Historically Speaking Presents “Historical Harmonies”
Enjoy the amazing sounds of Holly Brenneman and Stephanie Vaillant as they entertain you with period songs in their own unique counterpoint style

Resource Centre
4:00Battle of Longwoods Film
Enjoy a film version of the Battle of The Longwoods in the Resource Centre, filmed on location at the actual battle site near Wardsville, Ontario on March 8, 2014 during the Bi-Centennial celebration of the War of 1812

Resource Centre
5:00Gates Close

Stop by our Drop-in Drum Clinic located at the Resource Centre throughout the day! Get a free drum lesson and learn how to become a Musical Warrior!

Sunday, May 5 – 10am to 4pm

10:00Gates Open to Public
10:45Mistress Mason’s Nature Tour
Take a walk through the forest as you experience the native plants and their uses. Learn about the Cunning/medicine women of 200 years ago. Depending on what’s growing you may even get a snack!
Outside Resource Centre
11:00Battalion Drill
British Forces perform their daily drill in preparation for the Battle of The Longwoods

Battlefield
11:30Camp Tour and Musket Demonstration
British Soldiers take you on a tour of their camp followed by a musket demonstration. Learn about camp life during the War of 1812 as a soldier and a civilian. Feel free to ask questions…We love to talk about our passion…History!
British Encampment
12:00Native War Council
Witness negotiations with the Native War Council by British Commanders to see who they will support in the upcoming battle
Ska-Nah-Doht Iroquoian Village
1:00Drums Crown Forces Presents “Musical Warriors”
Our very own Fife and Drum Corps entertains with a selection of period music
British Camp
1:30The Duel
Two gentlemen settle a matter of honour by facing off in a duel
Birch Grove
2:00Artillery Demonstration
Hear the thundering boom as our Artillery Units show off their powerful cannons which often assisted to take the day in battle
Battlefield

2:30
Battle of The Longwoods
British, Native and American Forces re-enact the “Battle of The Longwoods”
Battlefield

2:30
Mini Militia
Following the battle, for the youngsters who want to be soldiers, you will be trained in the drill and discipline required of soldier in 1812
Battlefield
4:00Gates Close