Today from the Archives, we would like to thank Dave Lawrence & Ivan Grossutti. They have volunteered every Thursday in the #FortHenry Museum for 19 years and 10 years respectively. They work on conserving the small arms collection and currently, they have spent approx. 30 hours restoring this Snider-Enfield Long Rifle. (Pictured on the left)
Their expertise is greatly appreciated by us all and the firearms collection would be in much rougher shape without their dedication and expertise. 👏🏼 #NationalVolunteerWeek#NVW2018
Did you know the #FortHenry Guard train with original breech-loading Snider-Enfield rifles, 24 pounder smooth bore muzzle loading garrison artillery, and reproduction 6 pounder rifled, breech-loading Armstrong guns? 💥
It's Friday the 13th! 😱 Did you know you can explore #FortHenry tonight?
Join us for a special premium tour with The Haunted Walk's - because who doesn’t want to a visit a haunted fortress on a Friday the 13th?
Book your tour now ➡️➡️➡️ www.hauntedwalk.com/kingston-tours/
Did you know the reproduction uniforms worn by the #FortHenry Guard are patterned after the uniforms worn by infantry and artillery soldiers of the British Army of 1867?
Unlike today, soldiers under the rank of Serjeant were not permitted to own civilian clothing. This was believed to deter the soldier from deserting (which was a serious problem!). With only their army uniform to wear, a soldier would be more easily identified as being truant if they tried to desert.