Thank you to everyone who joined us this weekend as we celebrated the 80th Anniversary of the Fort Henry Guard and 25th Anniversary of women in the Guard. When Fort Henry opened as a living history museum in 1938, the Fort Henry Guard was formed to interpret the historic site. The FHG is united by the common purpose of reenacting the lives of British soldiers garrisoned at the Fort at the time of Confederation.
Today, the FHG is made up of Canadian university and college students who have no modern military affiliations. Diligent training and discipline ensure that 19th-century British military drills become second nature. To complete the picture of garrison life at Fort Henry, non-soldier roles such as soldiers’ wives are recreated by Domestic Interpreters.
And as always, we are sharing highlights from the weekend:
It was a pleasure hosting the Fort Henry Guard 80th Anniversary Reunion Weekend. Today, we welcomed former Guards who performed on the same parade square current Guard march on.
Here is a short clip of the Reunion Parade from this afternoon. Stay tuned as we share more highlights from the day on Monday morning. #FHCelebrates80
added 6 new photos — attending an event at Fort Henry.
Get ready as tomorrow is a special day at #FortHenry! 🎉 We celebrate:
➡️ Official museum exhibit opening titled Spirit of the Guard at 1PM
➡️ 80th Anniversary of the Guard with a Reunion Parade at 3PM
➡️ 25th Anniversary of Women in the Guard
➡️ Viper Car Club joins us in the Advanced Battery at 4PM
Don't hesitate to message us if you need more information!
Join us every Friday evening this summer at #FortHenry's breathtaking waterfront Battery Bistro patio for live music, great food, and incredible view! The perfect way to start your weekend! 🎶🍹 #YGK
Check out the entertainment ➡️ http://bit.ly/2LaomTX
As #FortHenry celebrates 80 years as a living historic museum, today from the Archives, we also celebrate the 25th anniversary of women in the Guard in 2018! 🎉 Did you know Fort Henry had its' first female guards in 1993? And ever since they have been an integral part of its fabric. #ThrowbackThursday
Featured in the video below is Michelle Foxton, Current President of the Fort Henry Guard Club of Canada and former Guard member FHG #1670.
Join us this Saturday as we celebrate the opening of a new exhibit titled Spirit of the Guard for the 80th Anniversary of the Guard!
With the countdown on until the United States Marine Corps Joint Ceremonial this August, we thought it would be quite fitting to share this photo of the #FortHenry Guard visiting Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I in the early 90s. 👏 #FHCelebrates80