To commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area partnered with WNED to make available the PBS “War of 1812” Educator’s Kit. Included in the kit is the PBS Documentary “War of 1812”, curriculum for the documentary for the elementary, middle school and high school levels and a commemorative poster. Kits have been widely distributed since 2012. To request a kit, while supplies last, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.