Fort Malden thanks!
- A big thank you to John MacLeod and all of the staff and volunteers at
Fort Malden for making this past weekend's event one of the most
enjoyable so far! If you didn't go, you missed a wonderful time. Not
only is Fort Malden one of the most beautiful sites in Ontario --
perched on the riverbank under mature trees, looking across at the US --
the site's staff and volunteers are just a super group who did
everything they could to make us feel welcomed and well looked after.
And what an interesting turnout of re-enactors there was -- someone of
pretty much every stripe, it seemed, from Vikings and Romans right
through to a very enthusiastic WWII unit. And the public was great!
Far more than I've ever seen there in the past, and all enthusiastic and
full of good questions.
Amherstburg (Ontario) is really not that far away from the Centre of the
Universe (Toronto), and it's darned close to Detroit, Toledo, and
Windsor. Do consider marking this event on your calendar for next year
for the August long weekend -- the ranks of 1812ers were decidedly thin
this year, and given the importance of the site in our period, that was
Well done, John and crew -- please reserve my spot under the trees for
me for next year!