by speeches from a number of local dignitaries. The action inspired the children participating in the mini militias to march with pride. On the lawn of the manor we held a fashion show to educate the public about 1812 uniforms and civilian clothing. The walls of the Nelles manor were filled with visitors eager to learn of its history and smell the food from the open hearth cooking in the kitchen.
Throughout the day, visitors had the opportunity to explore the lawn of the Grimsby Museum, packed with sutlers and exhibitors offering historic games, educational materials, baked goods, and 1812 themed items for sale. A barbeque lunch and period correct liquor tastings were offered for the adults in the crowd. We'd like to especially thank Forty Creek Whisky for their essential partnership with us on this day.
In addition, Nelles manor operated a booth in the Cultured Grimsby Activity Village on the day of Grimsby's The Happening at the Forty. We provided a "Guess the Artifact" game and promoted Nelles Manor to the public!
To cap off an event filled June, Nelles Manor gave larger group tours to school children and a few other organization that were interested in learning about the history of the Nelles family in Grimsby.