The Battle of Fort George was a battle fought during the War of 1812, in which the Americans defeated a British force and captured the Fort George in Upper Canada. The troops of the United States Army and vessels of the United States Navy co-operated in a very successful amphibious assault, although most of the opposing British force escaped encirclement.
The Makery is a new technology room at the newly renovated library in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It
allows children access to high- tech computers, 3-D printers, and hands on help. They will
be able to design, create, and innovate. This is a great way of attracting young minds to come to
the library, to actually learn and become inspired.
Historical re-enactment is an educational or entertainment activity in which people follow a plan to recreate
aspects of a historical event or period. These fine re-enactors spend countless time perfecting their skill
as educational entertainers.
The small plot of graves is immediately distinguishable from the others in St. Vincent de Paul cemetery.
Surrounded by a small iron fence, the 25 graves bear the emblem of a white eagle, the symbol of a free Poland.
The soldiers were newly emigrated Polish-Americans when they travelled from the U.S to Niagara-on-the-Lake to train
for an independent Polish army during the First World War. About 20.000 trainees filed through Niagara from 1917 to 1919,
sleeping in barns, outnumbering the town's residents. The men in the graves died in the Spanish influenza pandemic.
Each year, local Poles march from downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake to the cemetery plots, commemorating not only the
spirit of the volunteers but the liberation of the motherland.