The Fenian Raids/Battle of Ridgeway Conference will take place over a two day period June 2-3, 2016 in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada.
This Conference, the first on this topic in Canada, will present a complete overview of the restive and occasionally unruly political climate on the Canada/US border in the 1860's through keynote speeches, panel discussions, and specialist information sessions.The presentations will focus on the events leading up to and culminating in the Battle of Ridgeway/Fort Erie June 2, 1866.
The international group of presenters will include published authors and historians with acknowledged expertise in the political military and social aspects of Canadian, Irish and United States history as it occurred in the 1860's.
The conference is intended to be a multidisciplinary event. The addresses and lectures will be augmented with art, music and literature of the period.
Event Host: Fenians 150