Living history reenactors from all over Ontario, Quebec and the United States will return to the Glengarry Pioneer Museum on September 23rd to the 24th, where they will recreate life as it was in Upper and Lower Canada. Living up to its name as the best kept secret of the region, the Battle of Glengarry is the last event of the 2017 season at Dunvegan’s Glengarry Pioneer Museum. All of the museum buildings will come alive as reenactors portray various aspects of civilian, business and military life. Surrounding the buildings, tented encampments will be littered across the grounds offering behind-the-scenes glimpses of military life and civilian life. Compare the living arrangements from the aristocracy to the military officers as well as the camp-followers. Tour the McCaw’s Privateers encampment and check out their new boat moored near the corn field. They will tell you tales of Naval life on the St. Lawrence River through theatre and song, and a few lucky ones may be fit enough for the crew. If shopping is on your list, bring lots of spending money as you stop by Sutler’s Row, also known as a 19th Century Mall. Here, vendors will be offering an array of Historical reproductions and clothing, leather goods, cast-iron cookware, oven-fired breads, maple syrup, handmade gourmet chocolates and confection, fresh vegetables and fruit for sale. The Historic Star Inn Tavern will have two varieties of ale on tap by local craft brewery, Cassel Brewery and premium non-alcoholic cider from Sarah Cole Cider house. Other food and refreshments will be available onsite.
For the Child in all of us, be sure to visit the one-room schoolhouse and meet the schoolmistress. Don uniforms and wooden muskets for the Military Muster just before the battle. Returning this year is the SwordPLAY presentation, where you can try your hand at sword mastering in a unique, fun and safe way. A Sunday tea will be returning from 10:30am-12:00pm, where the public can take part for $10.00 and try the Scottish themed refreshments and teas as well as learning about the History of the Tartan. The highlight of the weekend will be the recreated Battles which will be staged at 3:00pm Saturday and 2:00pm Sunday. Reenactment organisers are asking that visitors park in assigned parking areas. Because of cannon-fire, they are also asking that no parking be permitted along County Road 30. The cost is $10/person or $25 for a family of 4, kids under 12 are free. The event happens rain or shine! There are more details on our Facebook page and our website: www.glengarrypioneer museum.ca