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Denise Ascenzo
Denise Ascenzo has been a member of the Niagara Historical Society since 2012. She volunteers for the museum as a summer tour guide and has been involved in the cemetery vignettes since 2014.In October of 2014, Ascenzo was elected as a board member of the Niagara Historical Society. In October of 2018 she was given the position of Vice President of the Society. Ascenzo does not claim to be a historian but a person with a passion for history. She loves to tell historical stories about Niagara-on-the-Lake in a way that any person, who hated history in school, will enjoy reading.

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War story: A tale from the other side

Living in Italy meant fighting against the Allies for young Gino Ascenzo   We have all heard the stories of how our Canadian fathers, brothers, uncles or grandfathers fought in the Second World War.

History Unveiled: Who really won the War of 1812?

On Dec. 24, 1814, the newspaper headlines around the country might have read, “The War is Over – Peace Finally.”  Here in Niagara-on-the-Lake, however, there were no such headlines. The town had been devastated

History Unveiled: NOTL Legion in the modern era

This is the second of a two-part series. The Legion had its share of struggles in the early days: In 1929 the world was thrown into the Great Depression. Then the “dirty 30s” arrived, a period where jobs were scarce,

History Unveiled: The house in the crate

It was just a small one-and-a-half storey home, built by David Secord in 1803, then destroyed during the War of 1812 when American forces burned St. Davids to the ground on July 19, 1814.

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