UPCOMING DESIGNATIONS and FUTURE EVENTS
BATTLE OF BEAVERDAMS ART EXHIBIT
Events in Niagara are drawing to a close in connection with the recognition and commemoration of the Bi-centennial of the War of 1812. About a year before all of this began, Heritage Thorold made the decision that they should do something special since a notable battle of this War was fought in Thorold. With that in mind, they commissioned a local and well-known artist – Catharine Mellor, to create some artwork which would illustrate this local Battle of Beaverdams.
Catharine is a superb artist with a great deal of experience in art and mural work. She spent considerable time researching our project to ensure that the artwork, in every way, accurately represented this battle. The result was a series of 4 panels and it was beautifully done.
Since that time, this artwork has been "on tour" and our committee has been considering a local home for this story of our past. Just before the closure of school, it was transported from the Laura Secord Homestead in Queenston to Thorold Secondary School so that it can remind us of our rich history here in Niagara, and in particular, Thorold. It was presented at the final Assembly for this school term on June 15th and was well-received and appreciated by all.
Photographs of these art panels are included here. They have also been used for post cards (available at "The Post Office" Shannon Passero"). The panels are now in a location where they can be enjoyed by all who enter our local high school. They will also be a constant reminder to the students of the part which Thorold played in this War.
Again, we thank Catharine Mellor for her very fine rendition of the Battle of Beaverdams.
Nominating DeCew House Park as a National Historic Site
DeCew House Heritage Park
Under review and research as Cultural Heritage Landscapes
Village of Beaverdams, Beaverdams Church & Graveyard
Lake Gibson Corridor
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Allanburg Heritage Oak Tree