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  • Twelve Pound Cannonball- Engagement at Fort Mile Creek
    Twelve Pound Cannonball- Engagement at Fort Mile Creek
    object       A 12 pound cannon ball that is believed by some to have been one of the shots lobbed ashore by the schooners of the British Fleet during the Engagement of Forty Mile Creek, June 8, 1813. It may also have been the property of American troops and was left behind ...
    object     A 12 pound cannon ball that is believed by some to have been one of the shots lobbed ashore by the schooners of the British Fleet during the Engagement of ...
    Grimsby Museum
    1812 History
  • Nelles Manor Fireplace Charm
    Nelles Manor Fireplace Charm
    object       A charm that was built into the fireplace of the Nelles Manor, home of Col. Robert Nelles. It was common for charms such as this to be built into fireplaces in the year 1800 or earlier with the belief that they would keep evil spirits away. The Nelles Manor was ...
    object     A charm that was built into the fireplace of the Nelles Manor, home of Col. Robert Nelles. It was common for charms such as this to be built into fireplaces ...
    Grimsby Museum
    1812 History
  • Ten Pound Cannonball
    Ten Pound Cannonball
    object       A 10 pound cannonball that is believed to have been used by either American or British forces. It was found near Nelles Blvd, in Grimsby, on land belonging to Col. Robert Nelles at the time of the War of 1812.Nelles was a Lieutenant-colonel of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln ...
    object     A 10 pound cannonball that is believed to have been used by either American or British forces. It was found near Nelles Blvd, in Grimsby, on land belonging to Col. ...
    Grimsby Museum
    1812 History
  • Dr. Cyrus Sumner's Medical Supply Trunk
    Dr. Cyrus Sumner's Medical Supply Trunk
    object       Size: 35 inches long x 14.5 inches wide x 19 inches high
    object     Size: 35 inches long x 14.5 inches wide x 19 inches high
    Grimsby Museum
    1812 History
  • Loyal Canadian Society Silver Pin
    Loyal Canadian Society Silver Pin
    object  c. 1847     This is a silver maple leaf pin from the Loyal Canadian Society. Every year, since its organization in 1847, this society held its Annual Dinner on the 13 of October; the anniversary of General Brock's death in defence of Canada.The original owner of the pin was Henry Edward Nelles who ...
    object  c. 1847   This is a silver maple leaf pin from the Loyal Canadian Society. Every year, since its organization in 1847, this society held its Annual Dinner on the 13 of October; ...
    Grimsby Museum
    1812 History
  • Commemorative Sir Isaac Brock Coin- 1816
    Commemorative Sir Isaac Brock Coin- 1816
    object  1816     This coin is from Upper Canada and is dated 1816. On one side the date is in the centre surrounded by the words: "SUCCESS TO COMMERCEPEACE". On the other side there is an urn in the centre, topped by two angels holding sprigs of laurel leaves over it. This is ...
    object  1816   This coin is from Upper Canada and is dated 1816. On one side the date is in the centre surrounded by the words: "SUCCESS TO COMMERCEPEACE". On the other side ...
    Grimsby Museum
    1812 History
  • Cannonball- C.1800
    Cannonball- C.1800
    object       A cannonball believed to be from the War of 1812.
    object     A cannonball believed to be from the War of 1812.
    Grimsby Museum
    1812 History
  • Powder Horn- Dr. Cyrus Sumner
    Powder Horn- Dr. Cyrus Sumner
    object  C. 1800     A powder horn with brass fittings at both ends. There is one brass ring remaining to which some material such as hide or leather would have been fastened for carrying purposes. At the narrow end there is also a small moveable "catch".It is believed that the powder horn was originally ...
    object  C. 1800   A powder horn with brass fittings at both ends. There is one brass ring remaining to which some material such as hide or leather would have been fastened for carrying ...
    Grimsby Museum
    1812 History
  • Cannonball- Engagement at Forty Mile Creek
    Cannonball- Engagement at Forty Mile Creek
    object       A round solid iron cannonball, pitted. It is most likely from the Engagement at Forty Mile Creek on June 8, 1813.
    object     A round solid iron cannonball, pitted. It is most likely from the Engagement at Forty Mile Creek on June 8, 1813.
    Grimsby Museum
    1812 History
  • Lake Lodge Wood Shingle- Grimsby, Ontario
    Lake Lodge Wood Shingle- Grimsby, Ontario
    object  c. 1810     A wooden shingle from the barn at Lake Lodge. It has four holes in the body and curves in the centre. There is writing on the end of one side that states: "Aug. 9, 1932, shingle from barn of Lake Lodge, built 1810. Barn was used as prison for American ...
    object  c. 1810   A wooden shingle from the barn at Lake Lodge. It has four holes in the body and curves in the centre. There is writing on the end of one side ...
    Grimsby Museum
    1812 History
  • Sword and Scabbard- Dr. Cyrus Sumner
    Sword and Scabbard- Dr. Cyrus Sumner
    object       The origin of the sword is unknown and there are no distinct markings on it. It is believed however, that the sword would have been carried by the Light Cavalry (Light Dragoons and the Hussars). The sword has a steel blade and a wooden grip wrapped in leather and bounded ...
    object     The origin of the sword is unknown and there are no distinct markings on it. It is believed however, that the sword would have been carried by the Light Cavalry ...
    Grimsby Museum
    1812 History
  • Celebration of 100 Years of Peace, Great Britain and the United States of America- Commemorative Ribbon
    Celebration of 100 Years of Peace, Great Britain and the United States of America- Commemorative Ribbon
    object       A commemorative ribbon celebrating 100 years of peace between Great Britain and the United States of America. The front has a metal piece with the years 1814 and 1914 and a "G" symbol on it with the British and American flags sewn on the material just below.It reads:"CELEBRATIONOF100 YEARS OFPEACEBETWEENGREAT ...
    object     A commemorative ribbon celebrating 100 years of peace between Great Britain and the United States of America. The front has a metal piece with the years 1814 and 1914 and ...
    Grimsby Museum
    1812 History
  • Tea cup and Saucer- Nelles Manor
    Tea cup and Saucer- Nelles Manor
    object  c. 1790     A cup and saucer, dated c. 1790, with a blue willow pattern and a gold edge. This cup was made without a handle. The pair is also called a tea bowl and saucer.It is believed that this item was in use, before or during the time of the War of ...
    object  c. 1790   A cup and saucer, dated c. 1790, with a blue willow pattern and a gold edge. This cup was made without a handle. The pair is also called a tea ...
    Grimsby Museum
    1812 History
  • Chessboard- c.1800
    Chessboard- c.1800
    object  c.1800     A chessboard made of tooled leather with a blackgammon board inside. When folded, the board is made to look like a book. On the side is printed "History of Asia" with additional decorative designs. Penciled letters inside read "JWN" underlined with the price $1.50. Theory states that the board was ...
    object  c.1800   A chessboard made of tooled leather with a blackgammon board inside. When folded, the board is made to look like a book. On the side is printed "History of Asia" ...
    Grimsby Museum
    1812 History
  • Barn at Hermitage
    Barn at Hermitage
    image       The Hermitage was the farm of William Nelles (1769-1850) and was built near the lake on Lot 6, Concession 1, in c.1800. Nelles was the brother of Robert Nelles and was also a Captain in the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia. This Regiment was known to have been involved ...
    image     The Hermitage was the farm of William Nelles (1769-1850) and was built near the lake on Lot 6, Concession 1, in c.1800. Nelles was the brother of Robert Nelles and ...
    Grimsby Museum
    1812 History
  • Henry Nelles Home- Cell for American Prisoners
    Henry Nelles Home- Cell for American Prisoners
    image       A black and white photograph of the lock up located in the basement of the Nelles house (125 Main Street West) that existed during the War of 1812. The photograph shows the wooden cell located in the basement next to the staircase. The house was owned by Colonel Robert Nelles ...
    image     A black and white photograph of the lock up located in the basement of the Nelles house (125 Main Street West) that existed during the War of 1812. The photograph ...
    Grimsby Museum
    1812 History
  • Van Buskirk Blacksmith Shop
    Van Buskirk Blacksmith Shop
    image       Photo of Van Buskirk blacksmith shop on Main Street West in Grimsby. During the War of 1812, Allan Nixon was known to have owned the blacksmith shop located here. It is believed that the shop was forced to shoe American horses while the area was under US occupation. The building ...
    image     Photo of Van Buskirk blacksmith shop on Main Street West in Grimsby. During the War of 1812, Allan Nixon was known to have owned the blacksmith shop located here. It ...
    Grimsby Museum
    1812 History
  • Lake Lodge Barn
    Lake Lodge Barn
    image       A black and white photograph of the original barn at Lake Lodge, built in 1801, as it was being demolished. Written in ink on the photograph is : "The original barn at Lake Lodge built in 1801. It was used for American prisoners during War of 1812".
    image     A black and white photograph of the original barn at Lake Lodge, built in 1801, as it was being demolished. Written in ink on the photograph is : "The original ...
    Grimsby Museum
    1812 History
  • First Nations at the Battle of the Forty Ceremony- June 8, 1955
    First Nations at the Battle of the Forty Ceremony- June 8, 1955
    image  8 June 1955     A black and white photograph of six First Nations people playing instruments at the Ceremony unveiling a plaque commemorating the engagement at Forty Mile Creek which occured on June 8, 1813.
    image  8 June 1955   A black and white photograph of six First Nations people playing instruments at the Ceremony unveiling a plaque commemorating the engagement at Forty Mile Creek which occured on June 8, ...
    Grimsby Museum
    1812 History
  • Nelles Home
    Nelles Home
    image  1812-1814     A drawing that shows a wooden house beside a large tree, with a pathway out front that leads to a wooden fence with a gate. The fence is built on the edge of a small drop in the land, and where the gate is, in front, are two steps. The ...
    image  1812-1814   A drawing that shows a wooden house beside a large tree, with a pathway out front that leads to a wooden fence with a gate. The fence is built on ...
    Grimsby Museum
    1812 History
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