Did you know every Sunday morning we offer a sensory program that's designed to make the living history interpretation at #FortHenry accessible for a wider audience? Especially for visitors on the autism spectrum or w/ sensory processing difficulties.
Event information ➡️ www.forthenry.com/events/sensory-sunday/
We had quite the exciting time last weekend celebrating our 80th anniversary as a living museum and showcasing the #FortHenry Guard. 🎉 But this upcoming weekend, we also celebrate the lasting friendship we have endured for the past 64 years with the United States Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment from the 8th and I Barracks, Washington, D.C.
Today from the Archives, we dedicate this post to the world famous Joint Ceremonials happening this weekend. We present a letter addressed to Ronald L. Way from Lemuel C. Shepard, Jr - General, United States Marine Corps inviting the #FortHenry Guard to Washington, DC in 1955, a year after they officially met in 1954! ✉️ #ThrowbackThursday
Please note that tonight's #FortHenry Sunset Ceremony has been CANCELLED due to heavy rain and lightning in the area. ⛈
If you purchased a ticket, please get in touch with our customer service team via email at email@example.com or call 800-437-2233 / 613-543-4328.
Let's hope Mother Nature is on our side next Wednesday! 🤞🏼
#FortHenry welcomes back the Battle Color Detachment of the United States Marine Corps this weekend! Exhilarating performance of marching, precision drill movements, impressive music and spectacular fireworks await! 👏
It's going to be an exciting weekend so get your tickets now before we sell out ➡️ www.forthenry.com/events/marines-weekend/
📆 Only 4 more nights until we officially welcome back the Battle Color Detachment of the United States Marine Corps this upcoming weekend for 2 evening performances!
Tickets available here ➡️ www.forthenry.com/events/marines-weekend/
Thank you to everyone who joined us this weekend as we celebrated the 80th Anniversary of the Fort Henry Guard and 25th Anniversary of women in the Guard. When Fort Henry opened as a living history museum in 1938, the Fort Henry Guard was formed to interpret the historic site. The FHG is united by the common purpose of reenacting the lives of British soldiers garrisoned at the Fort at the time of Confederation.
Today, the FHG is made up of Canadian university and college students who have no modern military affiliations. Diligent training and discipline ensure that 19th-century British military drills become second nature. To complete the picture of garrison life at Fort Henry, non-soldier roles such as soldiers’ wives are recreated by Domestic Interpreters.
And as always, we are sharing highlights from the weekend:
It was a pleasure hosting the Fort Henry Guard 80th Anniversary Reunion Weekend. Today, we welcomed former Guards who performed on the same parade square current Guard march on.
Here is a short clip of the Reunion Parade from this afternoon. Stay tuned as we share more highlights from the day on Monday morning. #FHCelebrates80
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