Friday, 17 April 2015

The Road to Culloden Comes to the Backus-Page House Museum

This May journey back in time to 1745 and witness ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’ and his loyal Jacobite supporters march across Britain to reclaim the throne for the House of Stuart.

This first ever Scottish living history event at the Backus-Page House Museum will be held on May 16 and 17 and will feature historical re-enactors from across Ontario and the United States. Traditionally held at a location in the United States, the organizers of this re-enactment group were looking for a Canadian location. The Backus-Page House Museum is regularly used for re-enactments and historical demonstrations and links between the War of 1812 re-enactment community and the Jacobite re-enactors led to the location being selected for this year’s event. 

"Bonnie Prince Charlie"

The group will re-enact minor skirmishes leading up to the Battle of Culloden in 1746, when Charles Edward Stuart, also known as ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’ attempted to regain the British throne for the exiled House of Stuart with the support of Scottish Highland clans, Scottish nobles and French noblemen. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with Highland warriors, British redcoats, nobles and common folk alike. They will also have the opportunity to walk through historically accurate Jacobite camps, listen to traditional singers, storytellers and bagpipe music, and witness sword and musket demonstrations. The Backus-Page House Museum will provide food for purchase throughout the two-day event.

The Road To Culloden
A Two-Day Scottish Living History Weekend
Backus-Page House Museum, 29424 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown
May 16 & 17, 2015
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Age 13+ $6.00 Age 12 and under FREE
(519) 762-3072

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