Commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and increase your knowledge of local history by collecting the War of 1812 Trading Card Series. Discover the heroic efforts of Betsy Doyle, the Cusick Family and Peter Buell Porter as they shaped history within our region.
The following cards are located at these organizations:
Betsy Doyle, Old Fort Niagara
Cusick Family, Historic Association of Lewiston
Peter Buell Porter, Oakwood Cemetery
On October 13, 1812, the United States invaded Canada. Lewiston was the staging area for the Battle of Queenston Heights, the first major battle of the War of 1812. Cannons installed on the lawn of Barton Hill were aimed at the village of Queenston, across the Niagara River in Canada. Troops were quartered on Major Barton's property as well.