Another #SnowDay has been forecasted in Kingston, Ontario! We'll simply be daydreaming about winter fun rather than the 30cm + snow expected.
🎨: Robert William Rutherford (1857-1933)
📸: Library and Archives Canada
Happy #FridayFollower! Thanks to Iris van Loon from Instagram for sharing this photo taken from the back of Fort Henry hill overlooking Cedar Island. This sure has become a popular spot for photographers.
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📸: iriszz1 via Insta
It's #ThrowbackThursday. Today we're sharing this image showcasing the interior of #FortHenry from north west balcony post Second World War before its reopening to the public in 1948. It is quite the different sight from what we see today.
Today #OnThisDay February 5, 1940, historic #FortHenry opened its doors again to the general public but then in June 1940, it was announced that it was to again be used as an internment camp during the Second World War. So it was open for about 5 months before opening again permanently in 1948.
Today from the Archives, did you know that #FortHenry was vacated by the British Army in 1870, and was garrisoned by Canadian troops until 1891? The fort subsequently fell into disrepair until 1936. These images from the late 1930s show the restoration before its official opening in 1938 as a living museum thanks to Ronald L. Way. #ThrowbackThursday
Learn more ➡️ https://www.forthenry.com/history-heritage/