UELAC DOMINION CONFERENCE (Windsor, Ontario) May 31 - June 3, 2007
All Day Tour of Historic Amherstburg
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Bus departs hotel at 8:30 a.m.

Amherstburg grew as a garrison town in 1796 just below Fort Malden which was established to replace Fort Lernoult at Detroit.

Our tour will include the North American Black Historical Museum established to preserve and promote Black Heritage from African origins to present day development in the Western Hemisphere. There is a focus on the Underground Railroad movement, Canadian Black settlement and the accomplishments and contributions of the peoples of African origins who helped shape this great nation. The Underground Railroad was established in 1786. The adjoining Nazrey A.M.E. Church is a National Historic Site.

Our next stop is Christ Church Anglican founded as a parish in 1796 by Reverend Richard Pollard who served as Chaplain to the garrison of Fort Malden. The church was built in 1818 on land donated by Colonel William Caldwell. The roof and supporting timbers were erected by the Royal Engineers stationed at Fort Malden. Christ Church Anglican is recognized as having the oldest brick nave in Ontario. Gravestones in the churchyard date from 1809.

Following lunch at Caldwell's Grant, our group will have time to stroll through King's Navy Yard Park, view the Park House Museum and tour Fort Malden, a National Historic Site of Canada. The Fort played an important role in both the War of 1812 and the Rebellion of 1837. The site, located along the Detroit River, includes original earthworks, restored barracks and an interactive museum.

The bus will return to Holiday Inn Select for 4:30 p.m.

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