War of 1812 Bicentennial Project – Friends of the Tecumseh Monument
With the War of 1812 Bicentennial under way, there are two men that we consider to be Canadian war heroes and personify the war itself, Sir Isaac Brock and Tecumseh. Their likenesses are together everywhere.
The Brock Monument erected at Queenston Heights, near the location where Brock fell is massive and on a clear day can be viewed by the Americans on the US side of the Niagara river.
Then there's Tecumseh's Monument a much humbler monument, on Hwy 2 and Longwoods Road, not far from the Battle of the Thames, where he also fell. You can drive right past it without even knowing it, hardly visible from the road, hidden behind some trees. If you aren't looking for it, you'll miss it.
The Friends of the Tecumseh Monument are trying to rectify this imbalance and they need all of the help they can get to achieve their goal of giving Tecumseh his due respect.
“Our plans call for developing the eight-acre site, which is nestled along the Thames River, into an open-air museum which tells the story, not only of Tecumseh and his brother Tenskwatawa (The Prophet), but of all the people affected by this small battle with lasting consequences. The plans shown here were developed by Ekistics Planning and Design, from Dartmouth, N.S.
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The Friends of Tecumseh Monument have a Buy A Brick campaign as well as taking donations and support from the community. They are also asking for more members to join in this worthwhile project.
The Friends of the Tecumseh Monument are also on Facebook.
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