Did you know the year 1867 was chosen as the year to portray at #FortHenry because even though soldiers were stationed at the Fort from 1812-91, 1867 was the year of Confederation, when Canada became a nation, and when the Snider-Enfield rifle was introduced into the British army. The rifle was the first breech-loading rifle (loaded from the back of the barrel), representing a major advancement in weaponry.
added 5 new photos — at Murney Tower Museum.
Meet Alex McLean - Curator & Program Support Officer as he stands in the Guard Memorial Room. This museum exhibit will be undergoing work this winter to get ready for the 80th Anniversary of the Fort Henry Guard next year!
Stay tuned as we share more #MuseumMonday posts!
A big THANK YOU to the Fort Henry Guard on a great summer!
If you didn't already know, the Fort Henry Guard consists of a highly disciplined group of university student recruits trained as British soldiers from 1867. You will also see people representing the civilian population of the Fort as schoolteachers and soldiers' wives.
Looking forward to next year and celebrating 80 years as Fort Henry continues its role as a museum and historic site to residents of Kingston and visitors from all around the world.
This is your last chance to witness the training of the soldiers of the garrison, learn like students did in an authentic 1867 classroom, and see the evolution of the 19th British firearm!
Book your weekend visit now at www.FortHenry.com