Flames of War leaving their mark at Fort Wellington National Historic Site
Friday, July 26, 2013
The field at Fort Wellington National Historic Site will feel the Flames of War as a spectacular fusion of light, sound, music, dance, drama and video commemoration of the War of 1812 stirs up the emotions of history on the evening of Friday, July 26, 2013.
From 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Fort Wellington is opening its doors for a rare opportunity to see the fort after hours by candle light. As visitors make their way through the fort, interpreters dressed in period costumes will share stories of military life from the War of 1812 through to the 1840’s.
The fort’s artillery will be fired before the commencement of the show, at 9:00 p.m. Visitors are invited to bring lawn chairs or a blanket to spread out on the Fort Wellington field as this unique visual and auditory interpretation of the War of 1812, using modern production techniques, will engage all ages.
“The Flames of War is a travelling production that has been touring communities all across Ontario,” said Jennifer Duquette, Parks Canada National Historic Sites Superintendent for Georgian Bay and Ontario East. “Fort Wellington is proud to be bringing this experience to Prescott, it offers a wonderful opportunity for visitors of all ages to come out and discover more about a turning point in Canada’s history, at a location with direct links to the War of 1812 conflict.”
Flames of War and the fort field will be open to all at no charge. Admission to the fort for candle-lit tours is $3.90 for adults, $3.40 for seniors, $1.90 for children, or $9.80 for families.
For more information about this exciting evening, or other special events that are taking place at Fort Wellington this summer, please contact the fort at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-925-2896.
Various scenes from the "Flames of War" video © Steve Shaw Productions, Barbara Worthy and 12th Street Productions.