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Friday, March 24, 2023
Fort George hosts two March Break programs
British troops open fire on Napoleon’s army during a battle re-enactment at Fort George in July. Evan Saunders/File

Families can join Parks Canada and the Friends of Fort George for two special March Break programs next week.

There’s a Children’s Tea Party on March 15 at 1 p.m. and a presentation called the History of Wampum on March 16 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Both programs are at Navy Hall. Register on the Friends website at friendsoffortgeorge.square.site.

The tea party will include a short presentation on tea in the Regency era, and have period activities to try.

Tickets, $30 for one youth and one adult, include a cup of tea or juice, and some tasty treats put together from the “Fort George Bill of Fare Cookbook.”

Space is limited.

The wampum program is free and but registration is required via the Friends website.

The afternoon includes story telling and learning.

Author Zig Misiak will read from his delightful children’s book “Wampum: The Story of Shaylyn the Clam.”

The presentation will discuss the significance of the wampum belt and the esteem that Indigenous Peoples have for Mother Earth.

There will be a “show and tell” of various artifacts as they relate to the story of creation, the Clans and how they were formed, the coming of the Peacemaker, and the beginning of the use of wampum for belts. 

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