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Remembering the Pledge of the Crown

Pledge of the CrownThis Saturday April 25th the City of Hamilton and Six Nations community members are joining to commemorate the end of the War of 1812. Representatives from twenty Native Nations will be invited to Dundurn National Historic Site on the 200th anniversary of the 1815 Peace Council which was organized to acknowledge the Native Nations who were British allies during the war. A Parade of Nations will kick off the event at 10 am on the front lawn of Dundurn Castle.

This historic event will include:

  • the presentation of replica wampum belts
  • special displays
  • dramatic readings and artistic presentations
  • a ceremonial planting of a white pine tree
  • the burying of a war club signifying the legacy of peace between the gathered nations.

Between 12 and 4 pm Dundurn Castle and The Hamilton Military Museum offer a free open house, where we can view the War of 1812 architectural features built into Dundurn Castle, and learn about the people living on and around Burlington Heights during the War of 1812 in the exhibit ‘Blood Ties to a Gentle Landscape‘ at The Hamilton Military Museum.

For more info contact: 905-546-2872 or

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