Parliament Speaker Series: Women and the War of 1812

Come to the Parliament interpretive centre for a special speaker series event on the War of 1812. Expert Jane Errington will shed light on the female experience of the era, in her presentation, “War on the Homefront: Women and the War of 1812.”War-of-1812-soldiers

Jane Errington is professor of history at Queen’s University and Royal Military College of Canada. She specializes in the history of colonial North America, women’s/gender history and social history. She has written three books: The Lion, the Eagle and Upper Canada; Wives, Mothers, School Mistresses and Scullery Maids; and Emigrant Worlds and Transatlantic Communities, as well as numerous articles.

Parliament interpretive centre is owned and operated by the Ontario Heritage Trust. The centre sits on the site of the former parliament buildings, burned during the occupation of York during the War of 1812. It is home to the exhibit “Foundations & Fire: Early Parliament and the War of 1812 Experience at York.” Visit to learn more.

7pm Thursday, November 14, 2013

$3 seniors/students, $5 adults

265 Front Street East, 416-212-8897