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  • Canister Grape Shot
    Canister Grape Shot
    Object       These are remnants of a canister shot that is believed to be from one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This form of ammunition, also referred to as a grape shot, was fired at an angle from a cannon and released a spread of shot towards enemy lines. The raking effect produced many ...
    Object     These are remnants of a canister shot that is believed to be from one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This form of ammunition, also referred to as a grape shot, was fired ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Scissors unearthed from Niagara's Battlefields
    Scissors unearthed from Niagara's Battlefields
    Object       Scissors and other unknown items dug from many Niagara battlefields in the early 20th Century
    Object     Scissors and other unknown items dug from many Niagara battlefields in the early 20th Century
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Horse Shoes and Spur Unearthed from Niagara's Battlefields
    Horse Shoes and Spur Unearthed from Niagara's Battlefields
    Objectcomment       Horse shoes and spur that were found during an archeological dig at one of Niagara’s Battlefields.
    Objectcomment     Horse shoes and spur that were found during an archeological dig at one of Niagara’s Battlefields.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Canister Shot- c. 1800
    Canister Shot- c. 1800
    Object       A remnant of a canister shot. This form of ammunition, also referred to as a grape shot, was fired at an angle from a cannon and released a spread of shot towards enemy lines. The raking effect produced many casualties. Canister shots were used effectively by American troops. This item ...
    Object     A remnant of a canister shot. This form of ammunition, also referred to as a grape shot, was fired at an angle from a cannon and released a spread of ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • United States Army Bayonet c. 1812
    United States Army Bayonet c. 1812
    Object       This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
    Object     This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Powder Flask c. 1800
    Powder Flask c. 1800
    Object       This is a copper powder flask with a raised pattern of leaves with a bird in the center on both sides. The top can be removed by unscrewing. The top is measured 5cm x 3.5 cm (at base) and 1.5 cm diameter at the tip. The flask is 15.5 cm ...
    Object     This is a copper powder flask with a raised pattern of leaves with a bird in the center on both sides. The top can be removed by unscrewing. The top ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Bayonet Sheath c. 1800
    Bayonet Sheath c. 1800
    Object       A metal bayonet sheath, measuring 23 ¼ x 1 1/2 . This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
    Object     A metal bayonet sheath, measuring 23 ¼ x 1 1/2 . This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Musket Ball Mold
    Musket Ball Mold
    Object       Used to create bullets for muskets.
    Object     Used to create bullets for muskets.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Cutlery Unearthed from Niagara’s Battlefields
    Cutlery Unearthed from Niagara’s Battlefields
    Object       This is cutlery believed to be from one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
    Object     This is cutlery believed to be from one of Niagara’s Battlefields. This item can currently be found at the Willoughby Museum.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Red Silk Shawl
    Red Silk Shawl
    Object       A maroon silk shawl with a fringe of 6 around the entire shawl. The fringe is an extension of two rows of tatting that is also maroon silk thread.
    Object     A maroon silk shawl with a fringe of 6 around the entire shawl. The fringe is an extension of two rows of tatting that is also maroon silk thread.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Clay Pipe with Masonic Insignia c.1800
    Clay Pipe with Masonic Insignia c.1800
    Object       A white clay pipe that has a Masonic insignia design on the bowl. The broken stem is two inches in length
    Object     A white clay pipe that has a Masonic insignia design on the bowl. The broken stem is two inches in length
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Lilac Silk Shawl
    Lilac Silk Shawl
    Object       Ladies lilac coloured shawl measuring 160 X 56 cm. A 9 silk thread with a hand knotted net fringe of the same colour. The shawl is hand stitched along the hem and has some discolouration. It is from the Thompson Family of Whirlpool farm.
    Object     Ladies lilac coloured shawl measuring 160 X 56 cm. A 9 silk thread with a hand knotted net fringe of the same colour. The shawl is hand stitched along the ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Wood Fragment from Major General Sir Isaac Brock’s Original Casket
    Wood Fragment from Major General Sir Isaac Brock’s Original Casket
    Object       This is said to be a fragment of Major General Sir Isaac Brock’s original casket donated by the Lundy’s Lane Historical Society. It was acquired by a veteran of the War of 1812-1814 upon the destruction of the casket as a result of an explosion. Pieces of the casket were ...
    Object     This is said to be a fragment of Major General Sir Isaac Brock’s original casket donated by the Lundy’s Lane Historical Society. It was acquired by a veteran of the ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Clay Pipe- c.1800
    Clay Pipe- c.1800
    Object       A white clay pipe with just the bowl and no markings. It measures 6 cm in length and the bowl is 1.5cm in diameter. A portion of the stem is said to have been excavated at Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
    Object     A white clay pipe with just the bowl and no markings. It measures 6 cm in length and the bowl is 1.5cm in diameter. A portion of the stem is ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Leather Document Box
    Leather Document Box
    Object       A white leather document box lined with an issue of The Bee newspaper.
    Object     A white leather document box lined with an issue of The Bee newspaper.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • 1st (Royal Scots) Regiment Cross Belt Plate c.1812
    1st (Royal Scots) Regiment Cross Belt Plate c.1812
    Object       This is a brass cross belt plate of the 1st (Royal Scots) Regiment. It is rectangular with an oval scotch thistle in the centre with lettering (illegible) around it and a crown on top. There is also a banner at the bottom. The belt plate measures 5.5cm x7cm and 2 ...
    Object     This is a brass cross belt plate of the 1st (Royal Scots) Regiment. It is rectangular with an oval scotch thistle in the centre with lettering (illegible) around it and ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Boot Spurs
    Boot Spurs
    Object       Military boot spurs believed to be from the 1812 period. They are silver coloured with some corrosion. They also have a large rowel.
    Object     Military boot spurs believed to be from the 1812 period. They are silver coloured with some corrosion. They also have a large rowel.
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Stove Pipe Shako Plate c.1803-1812
    Stove Pipe Shako Plate c.1803-1812
    Object       This is a regulation issue plate for a stove pipe shako that was supplied to infantry regulars between 1803 and 1812. There is a Hanoverian crown on the crest with the “GR” cipher of George III surrounded by a Garter containing the motto of the Royal family. The motto is ...
    Object     This is a regulation issue plate for a stove pipe shako that was supplied to infantry regulars between 1803 and 1812. There is a Hanoverian crown on the crest with ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Glengarry Light Infantry Cross Belt Plate c.1812-1816
    Glengarry Light Infantry Cross Belt Plate c.1812-1816
    Object       This is a square cross belt plate of the Glengarry Light Infantry, a Canadian Provincial Corps. It has a scotch thistle in the centre with “GLENGARRY LIGHT INFANTRY” inscribed around it. The Glengarry Light Infantry participated at the following engagements: Salmon River, Ogdensburg, York, Fort George, Sackett’s Harbour, Oswego, Lundy’s ...
    Object     This is a square cross belt plate of the Glengarry Light Infantry, a Canadian Provincial Corps. It has a scotch thistle in the centre with “GLENGARRY LIGHT INFANTRY” inscribed around ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
  • Weigh Scale with Case
    Weigh Scale with Case
    Object       This is a weigh scale that was used for measuring gold. It has two gold coloured weigh pans attached to the fulcrum by dark brown cord. The case is made of walnut and is lined with dark coloured velvet. There are compartments for weights but the weights are missing. There ...
    Object     This is a weigh scale that was used for measuring gold. It has two gold coloured weigh pans attached to the fulcrum by dark brown cord. The case is made ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Falls History Museum
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