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  • Sewing Sampler- 1802
    Sewing Sampler- 1802
    Object       Samplers provide an understanding of the education of women in Niagara during this time. This sampler shows the craftsmanship, creativity and skill required.
    Object     Samplers provide an understanding of the education of women in Niagara during this time. This sampler shows the craftsmanship, creativity and skill required.
  • Sewing Sampler by Magdalena Meyerin- c. 1800
    Sewing Sampler by Magdalena Meyerin- c. 1800
    Object       Sewing Sampler created by Magdalena Meyerin. Samplers provide us an understanding of the education of women in Niagara during this time. This sampler shows the craftsmanship, creativity and skill required.
    Object     Sewing Sampler created by Magdalena Meyerin. Samplers provide us an understanding of the education of women in Niagara during this time. This sampler shows the craftsmanship, creativity and skill required.
  • Vegetable Grater- c. 1800
    Vegetable Grater- c. 1800
    Object       Vegetable grater.
    Object     Vegetable grater.
  • Horn Spoons c. 1800
    Horn Spoons c. 1800
    Object       Horn spoons
    Object     Horn spoons
  • Butter Spoon- c. 1800
    Butter Spoon- c. 1800
    Object       Butter spoon with a sheep finial.
    Object     Butter spoon with a sheep finial.
  • Horn Spoon- c. 1800
    Horn Spoon- c. 1800
    Object       Horn spoon
    Object     Horn spoon
  • Cider Press- c. 1815
    Cider Press- c. 1815
    Object       Cider press created by Jacob Fry in 1815.
    Object     Cider press created by Jacob Fry in 1815.
  • Corn Pounder
    Corn Pounder
    Object       Corn pounder
    Object     Corn pounder
  • Chest- c. 1815
    Chest- c. 1815
    Object       Chest originally owned by Jacob Biggar.
    Object     Chest originally owned by Jacob Biggar.
  • Bellows- c.1820
    Bellows- c.1820
    Object       Bellows believed to have been owned by the Wismer family.
    Object     Bellows believed to have been owned by the Wismer family.
  • Cannon Loading Ramrod- c. 1812-1814
    Cannon Loading Ramrod- c. 1812-1814
    Object       This is a wooden ramrod, circa 1812-1814, that was used by the artillery to wedge the ball into the breech of the cannon. 196 cm long and painted black.
    Object     This is a wooden ramrod, circa 1812-1814, that was used by the artillery to wedge the ball into the breech of the cannon. 196 cm long and painted black.
  • Bayonet- c. 1812-1814
    Bayonet- c. 1812-1814
    Object       This triangular bladed bayonet was designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket barrel, making it into a close range weapon. This would have been on arguably every soldier’s firearm during the War of 1812-1814. Further research in 2010 shows it is a Snider bayonet with no …
    Object     This triangular bladed bayonet was designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket barrel, making it into a close range weapon. This would have been on arguably …
  • Capt. James Muirhead's Sword and Scabbard
    Capt. James Muirhead's Sword and Scabbard
    Object       This sword belonged to Capt. James Muirhead during the War of 1812-1814. The hilt of the sword is made of brass with a sharkskin grip and a lion’s head pommel. The guard of the hilt is also made up of the royal cipher “GR” and a part that has a …
    Object     This sword belonged to Capt. James Muirhead during the War of 1812-1814. The hilt of the sword is made of brass with a sharkskin grip and a lion’s head pommel. …
  • Brown Bess Musket and Ramrod- c.1812
    Brown Bess Musket and Ramrod- c.1812
    Objectcomment       This musket, circa 1812, is a 3rd Model “Brown Bess” 1790 with an “India Pattern” design. It was a British regulation issue flintlock musket. There are various engravings on the musket that include: “Tower” which stands for the Tower of London. This means it was most likely approved by the …
    Objectcomment     This musket, circa 1812, is a 3rd Model “Brown Bess” 1790 with an “India Pattern” design. It was a British regulation issue flintlock musket. There are various engravings on the …
  • Musket Ball Mold
    Musket Ball Mold
    Object       This is an American metal musket ball mold of a plier design, dated 1812-1814. It was used to press a musket ball to the size of a bore or rifle, approximately .69 calibre musket balls. The press end is hollow and rounded with a hole at one end for pouring …
    Object     This is an American metal musket ball mold of a plier design, dated 1812-1814. It was used to press a musket ball to the size of a bore or rifle, …
  • Bayonet from an Officer’s Fusil Musket
    Bayonet from an Officer’s Fusil Musket
    Objectcomment       This bayonet is of an officer’s fusil musket design. It has a triangular blade and is date circa 1812. A bayonet is a steel blade that is designed to fit on the muzzle of a rifle or musket barrel, making it into a close range weapon. This would have been …
    Objectcomment     This bayonet is of an officer’s fusil musket design. It has a triangular blade and is date circa 1812. A bayonet is a steel blade that is designed to fit …
  • Officer's Flintlock Pistol- c. 1800-1830
    Officer's Flintlock Pistol- c. 1800-1830
    Object       This officer's flintlock pistol features a brass butt plate, a trigger guard and a ramrod holder. The pistol is made of walnut with a steel barrel. This pistol dates from 1800-1830 and would likely be similar to those used in the War of 1812. This ramrod is wood with a …
    Object     This officer's flintlock pistol features a brass butt plate, a trigger guard and a ramrod holder. The pistol is made of walnut with a steel barrel. This pistol dates from …
  • Shot- 1812-1814
    Shot- 1812-1814
    Object       This iron fashioned ammunition was created during the War of 1812 period. It gives an insight into the appearance of military munitions during the 1812 time. Diameter: 3.2 cm
    Object     This iron fashioned ammunition was created during the War of 1812 period. It gives an insight into the appearance of military munitions during the 1812 time. Diameter: 3.2 cm
  • Shot- c.1812
    Shot- c.1812
    Object       This iron fashioned ammunition was likely created during the War of 1812 period. It gives an insight into the appearance of military munitions during the 1812 time. Diameter: 5 cm
    Object     This iron fashioned ammunition was likely created during the War of 1812 period. It gives an insight into the appearance of military munitions during the 1812 time. Diameter: 5 cm
  • Colonial Union Jack Flag
    Colonial Union Jack Flag
    Objectcomment       This cotton flag features a colonial Union Jack design and a stamp that reads "War of 1812". Although the flag is hand-stitched, it is not clear whether the flag was used during the War of 1812 or not, or if it was only ceremonial.
    Objectcomment     This cotton flag features a colonial Union Jack design and a stamp that reads "War of 1812". Although the flag is hand-stitched, it is not clear whether the flag was …
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