The United Empire Loyalists of Canada - Bicentennial Branch (Southwestern Ontario)
Fort Malden to boost War of 1812 Exhibits
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Planning still underway to determine how best to refresh exhibits. 
By Ron Giofu/The Amherstburg Echo

AMHERSTBURG — Fort Malden National Historic Site offers a look back at what happened there during the War of 1812. And now, thanks to the federal government, Fort Malden will be able to have some new and updated displays and exhibits in time for the upcoming War of 1812 Bicentennial.

Essex MP Jeff Watson, on behalf of Minister of Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada Jim Prentice, announced a $500,000 “investment” in the renewal of the Fort’s exhibits in preparations for the War of 1812 Bicentennial. The announcement, made in front of the barracks last Wednesday morning, is part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the Conservative MP noted.

“The Government of Canada recognizes the War of 1812 as a crucial nation-building chapter in Canadian history and celebrates two centuries of peaceful co-existence with the United States,” stated Watson. “Canada’s Economic Action Plan is our government’s plan to stimulate our economy during this global recession. The investment announced (last Wednesday) will not only help preserve and improve a key national historic site commemorating the War of 1812 and prepare it for an increase in visitation but will also provide an economic stimulus and create local jobs.”

For full article see The Amhersburg Echo - Community newspaper since 1874.

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