Attention American Re-enactors

To American re-enactors planning to attend the Crysler’s Farm Re-enactment next weekend:

If you have any questions in regards to current border restrictions, muskets, powder, and help related to the Arrive Can App, you are encouraged to contact the following numbers and speak to a superintendent.

Thousand Islands Bridge Crossing:
Direct Line: 613-659-2301

Prescott Bridge Crossing:
Direct Line: 613-925-4225

We look forward to having you join us!

The Countdown Is On!

There are just 10 more days until the re-enactment! We’ve got an exciting weekend planned – from a children’s muster and a regiment band, to period merchants and regency fashion displays. There’s something for everyone! Our full daily schedule and list of attractions can be found below:

DAILY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

  • 9:30 Admission opens – closed 4:00pm
  • 10:00am Military Encampments open to the public
  • 1:00pm – 1:30pm Children’s Muster
  • 1:30pm 100th Regiment Band
  • 2:00pm Re-enactment interpretation: The Battle of Crysler’s Farm 11 Nov
    1813

Post Re-enactment: Fire a cannon! “The Artillery Experience”: $75
includes: $25 FCFB membership and historical talk. Up to 5 participants
per “crew” with one touch off. Tickets available at the Administration
Tent. Four firings daily.

Sunday 11:00am: John Marsellis UE Plaque Unveiling Ceremony, Upper
Canada Village Pioneer Memorial Cemetery

DAILY ATTRACTIONS

  • Period Merchants and Artisans
  • Ongoing am & pm Demonstrations and Drills
  • Local Historical and Special Interest Groups and Displays
  • A Walk Through History: Self and Guided Tours; Military Displays, Regency Fashion Display (Sat. Battlefield Memorial Building); Regency Era Lifestyles; Period Blacksmith
  • Visit the Battlefield Memorial Building: Battlefield Dioramas
  • Meet local authors Stuart Manson and Ronald Doering.
  • Visit the Battlefield Memorial dedicated in 1895 (Guided Tours available)

Canteen Service by Riverside RA

DAILY ADMISSION

  • Single: $7 (7 years and up)
  • Family: $30 (2 adults and up to 4 children under 18 yrs.)
  • Children 6 and under get in free!
  • Entrance includes $5 off admission at Upper Canada Village (18 yrs. and
    over only)

Re-enactment Returns in 2022

Spring is on the horizon, which means summer isn’t far behind! Mark your calendars because the Battle of Crysler’s Farm Re-enactment will return on the weekend of July 16th-17th, 2022. Check back soon for more details!

View the 2020 Remembrance Day Ceremony Here

Wednesday, 11 November was a beautiful but windy morning. The Crysler’s Farm Remembrance Day Ceremony took place at the Crysler’s Farm monument next to Upper Canada Village, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many found themselves paying their respects from home this year. The recording of the ceremony is available for viewing from our Facebook page: watch it here.

We hope that you can all join us in person for next year’s ceremony!

2020 Remembrance Day Ceremony Goes Virtual

This year, the Friends of Crysler’s Farm Remembrance Day Ceremony will look a little different. Due to COVID-19 and gathering restrictions in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, the ceremony will be strictly by invitation only.
However, we will be live-streaming the ceremony on Facebook for those who wish to remember and honour the soldiers who fought and died in this decisive battle 207 years ago.
The ceremony will begin at 9:00 am on Wednesday 11 November 2020. Tune in to the livestream, which can be found on our Facebook page, to commemorate this date with us. If you cannot watch it live, the video will be accessible on our Facebook page and our website after the ceremony has ended.

Friends of Crysler’s Farm Annual General Meeting

The past several months have been an uncertain time for everyone as we all adapt to living in a world with COVID-19. On Monday, July 13th, 2020, the Government of Ontario announced that as part of Stage 3 of the reopening process, some restrictions on gatherings are being lifted as of Friday, July 17th, 2020. Effective on that date, outdoor gatherings will be allowed a maximum of 100 people and are subject to physical distancing of at least two meters.

After much discussion and consideration for the safety of our members, Friends of Crysler’s Farm Battlefield has decided to proceed with our Annual General Meeting. The AGM will be held on Sunday, July 19th, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at 11137 Rowena Road in Iroquois, Ontario. It will take place outdoors (weather permitting), with plenty of space for physical distancing. Face masks and face coverings are optional.

Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs. Light refreshments will be available.

2020 Battle Re-enactment Cancelled

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s 1812 battle re-enactment, which had been scheduled for July 18th-19th, 2020, has been cancelled.

Our primary concern is the health and safety of the re-enactors, the vendors, and the public. Our executive has been exploring the possibility of rescheduling the event for next summer. Stay tuned for more details, which will be made available as they become known.

Thank you for your understanding, and we wish everyone the best of health during this trying time.

Annual General Meeting Postponed

Due to the state of emergency declared by the Province of Ontario in relation to the COVID-19 virus, the Friends of Crysler’s Farm Battlefield has made the decision to postpone our Annual General Meeting, which was previously scheduled for 4 April 2020. Stay tuned for updates. We thank you for your understanding and hope that everyone remains safe and healthy during this trying time.