On April 27, 2017, Dr. Judith Wellman presented "The Extraordinary Harriet Tubman: From Slavery to Freedom and Beyond" as part of the Trailblazing Women Speaker Series. The presentationw as held at the Niagara Falls Amtrak Station and the U.S. Customs House – future home of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. The entire presentation is available below for you to view.
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.