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Letter The governments of Ontario, Canada and private organizations worked in the century after the war to erect memorials of the battles and individuals who participated in the conflict.

The Lundy’s Lane Historical Society, the Wentworth Historical Society, the Ontario Historical Society raised funds and organized commemorative events marking the 50th, 75th, 100th and 150th anniversaries of the conflict.

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Survivors of the War of 1812, June 25, 1860
William Hamilton Merritt Family Fonds
Reference Code: F662, box MU 5850
Package 9, Prince of Wales Visit, Item 1
Archives of Ontario

 

Survivors of the War of 1812, June 25, 1860


Photo: Survivors of the War of 1812, Toronto, October 23, 1861

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Survivors of the War of 1812, Toronto, October 23, 1861
Photographer unknown
Black and white negative
Archives of Ontario Photographic Collection
Reference Code: S 1436, Accession 6144
Archives of Ontario


William Kirby, author of the Golden Dog, composed this poem to mark the unveiling of the Lundy's Lane memorial.

Kirby a well known novelist in his day, was also an important figure in the preservation of historic sites movement and in the popularization of the heroic image of the militia and redcoats standing together against the Americans.





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Lundy's Lane, July 25, 1895
William Kirby
The Lundy’s Lane Historical Society fonds
Poster
Reference Code: F 1137, box MU 1747
Archives of Ontario

Poster: Lundy's Lane, 25 July 1895

Photo: Monument erected by the Wentworth Historical Society, 1913

Monument erected by the Wentworth Historical Society, 1913
Black and white print
John Boyd fonds
Reference Code: C 7-3, 18117
Archives of Ontario

The photograph above, taken in 1913, shows the Gage homestead and the new Stoney Creek Monument on the battlefield of that name. The monument, which was erected by the Wentforth Historical Society is situated south of the Hamilton-Niagara Falls highway.










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[Memorial of the 100th Anniversary of the
War of 1812-1814], 1912
The Lundy's Lane Historical Society fonds
Pamphlet cover
Reference Code: F 1137, box MU 1747
Archives of Ontario

Pamphlet cover: [Memorial of the 100th Anniversary of the War of 1812-1814], 1912

Photo: Laura Secord monument, Niagara Falls, October, 1923

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Laura Secord monument, Niagara Falls, October, 1923
M. O. Hammond
M. O. Hammond fonds
Black and white negative
Reference Code: F1075, H789
Archives of Ontario, I0001275

"The artistic bronze bust on this monument represents the heroine at the age of 38 years, when she made her famous journey."

Excerpt from Memorial of the 100th
Anniversary of the War of 1812-1814
Lundy’s Lane Historical Society fonds
Reference Code: F 1137
Archives of Ontario



Hammond notes in his diary...

"calling at Lundy's Lane for photos of mt [monument], Laura Secord mt and Col. Bishopps grave"

Excerpt from diary
October 21, 1923
M. O. Hammond fonds
Reference Code: F 1075
Archives of Ontario


Photo: Lundy's Lane monument, August 1925

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Lundy's Lane monument, August 1925
M. O. Hammond
M. O. Hammond fonds
Black and white print
Reference Code: F 1075-13, H 1065
Archives of Ontario

Photo: Battle of Fort George Monument, Niagara, October 1926

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Battle of Fort George Monument, Niagara, October 1926
M. O. Hammond
M. O. Hammond fonds
Black and white print
Reference Code: F 1075, H 1504
Archives of Ontario

 


[Poster announcing the unveiling and dedication ceremonies of the Chippawa Battlefield Monument], 1923

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[Poster announcing the unveiling and
dedication ceremonies of
the Chippawa Battlefield Monument], 1923
The Lundy's Lane Historical Society fonds
Poster
Reference Code: F 1137, box MU 1747
Archives of Ontario

[Poster announcing the unveiling and dedication of an historical memorial on the battlefield of Cook's Mills], 1923

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[Poster announcing the unveiling and
dedication of an historical memorial on
the battlefield of Cook's Mills], 1923
The Lundy's Lane Historical Society fonds
Poster
Reference Code: F 1137, box MU 1747
Archives of Ontario

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