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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Relive the Talbot Settlement at the Backus-Page House Museum in Wallacetown

(News Release)

Relive the Talbot Settlement
May 27th and 28th
Friday – 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Saturday – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

On Friday, May 27th and Saturday, May 28th, 2010, Join us at the Backus-Page House Museum to step back in time to 1812. Hear the crack of the musket and the roar of the cannon. Come and experience life in the early 19th century.

The place is Lake Erie and war is in the air. Let us entertain your family. American soldiers and militia will surprise the residents of the Backus-Page House as they move through the area leaving a wake of destruction in their path. Muskets and bayonets will be leveled and shots will ring out as visitors are taken on a journey to the past and an uncertain and exciting time in the development of our great nation.

The grounds of the Backus-Page House will come alive. Visit the settlers, re-enactors and native encampment. Festivities will take place on the picturesque grounds of the Backus-Page House.

There will be something for the entire family to enjoy. Visitors can enjoy food, displays, performers and military reenactments, all steps away from the picturesque John E. Provincial Park. This is our history, the history of our land and our nation.

Experience that history first hand, as it comes back to life right before you, explosive and dynamic, a vivid representation of what occurred in this area two centuries ago.

May 27, 2011- 9:30 to 2:30 - Educational Programs - $8 flat fee per guest- please call ahead to register general public, home schooled and public schools all welcome.
May 28, 2011-10:00 to 4:00- Full day of activities- Adults $8/ Children under 12- $4/ 5 and under free.

Varied programming including raids on the Talbot Settlement at 10:30 and 1:00 followed by mini-militia/ skits
performed by local drama students at 11:30 & 2:00. Demonstration of period lifestyles and activities scheduled all day.

Backus-Page House Museum
29424 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown
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This event is sponsored in part by the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Program.

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