Commemorate the War of 1812 with a Purchase in our Online Store

By: Discover 1812  09-12-2011

Canadian Art Cards has partnered with the Niagara 1812 Legacy Council to commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.

An 1812 Art Collection of Collectors’ Edition Prints has been designed to represent a site of activity, a moment in history, during the War of 1812. The Collection illustrates a journey following six trails traversing through Niagara on the interactive map at

As part of the first set, a collection of 12 images, we bring you “Fort Mississauga” by Gloria Kingma. The image is available as an art card, easel display card, 8 × 10 print and 16 × 20 print. It also includes the following narrative on the back of the piece:

“Fort Mississauga was built from 1814-1816 during the War of 1812 to replace Fort George. Its foundations were built on brick and stone salvaged from rubble left after American forces sacked the town of Niagara (Newark) in December 1813 and from the salvaged from the Lighthouse, the first lighthouse built on the Great Lakes. The Fort helped in the defense of Upper Canada in 1814 however it was not completed until after the war.

The present Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club is laid out on the Fort Mississauga Common. A pedestrian trail starts at the corner of Simcoe and Front streets and leads to the Fort."

Some originals from this collectors’ series are available. For custom sizes printed to your order please contact Canadian Art Cards at 905-563-8821.

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Licence Plate by Discover 1812

Residents of the Province of Ontario can show their support for the Bicentennial by purchasing a Province of Ontario graphic licence plate. These are only available from the Niagara 1812 Bicentennial Legacy Council.