Through partnership with the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area provided resources to the summer day camp program at the NACC. Participating campers were able to experience the history, culture and landscape of the NFNHA by visiting Old Fort Niagara, New York Power Authority’s Power Vista, Niagara Science Museum, Niagara Falls State Park, Herschell Carasoul Museum, McClew Interpretive Center at Murphy’s Orchard and the Lois McClure Schooner. At the end of their camp session, students presented a musical based their experience of “Discovering Niagara”.
On October 13, 1812, the United States invaded Canada. Lewiston was the staging area for the Battle of Queenston Heights, the first major battle of the War of 1812. Cannons installed on the lawn of Barton Hill were aimed at the village of Queenston, across the Niagara River in Canada. Troops were quartered on Major Barton's property as well.