Thursday, February 23, 2012

Major John Grodzinski on War of 1812 in Kingston’s City Hall

The Ambassadors of City Hall will welcome John Grodzinski, CD, PhD to Memorial Hall located on the second floor of the Kingston City Hall. Major Grodzinski will present a fascinating historical look at the War of 1812 on Wednesday, March 14 from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. 

 Major Grodzinski has conducted over 50 battlefield tours for various Canadian Forces units including, RMC, field force units, the Canadian Land Force Command and Staff College, the Canadian Forces College and others, examining the Seven Years’ War, the American War of Independence, the War of 1812 and the development of fortifications in Canada in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

All are invited, with no charge to attend.

Feeling Historic?

The talk will take place prior to the City Hall Ambassador’s Annual General Meeting. City Hall Ambassadors are tour guides who share the exciting history of the Limestone City with visitors and residents alike from May to September. City Hall is filled with educational treasures and artifacts, and City Hall Ambassadors offer an uplifting and informative tour, while building historical awareness and civic pride.
This very popular program features approximately 40 dedicated volunteers who share the incredible history of the City of Kingston, the artifacts within City Hall, and the personalities engaged in Canada’s First Capital.

Become an Ambassador for History

Guests of the meeting will be invited to apply to become an Ambassador of City Hall. Ambassadors meet people from all over the world and build civic pride, while walking in the same footsteps as Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald.
Applications are available in City Hall at the reception desk or by contacting Elizabeth Cashman at 613-546-4291, ext. 1520 or

For more information on City Hall Tours, please visit the City of Kingston website

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