Noteworthy Point Frederick Documentary Examines Essential War of 1812 Site

"Captivating documentary 'Noteworthy Point Frederick' explores the rich history of the Royal Military College site in Canada, from Indigenous use to its pivotal role in the War of 1812. Now available online for wider audiences."

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Noteworthy Point Frederick Documentary Examines Essential War of 1812 Site

Noteworthy Point Frederick Documentary Examines Essential War of 1812 Site

A short documentary titled "Noteworthy Point Frederick recently premiered to capacity audiences at The Screening Room in Kingston, Ontario. The film examines the historical importance of the Royal Military College site, which had an essential role as a Royal Navy dockyard during the War of 1812, influencing Canadian history and the undefended border with the United States.

The documentary was inspired by the book "Warriors and Warships" by author Robert Banks, a past student at the Royal Military College. It emphasizes the site's significance, from its Indigenous use to its role in the War of 1812 and the development of the military college. Archaeologist Susan Bazely and Banks provided insights into the site's history in the film.

Why this matters: The Royal Military College site at Point Frederick holds substantial historical value for Canada, as it had an essential role in the War of 1812, which helped shape the country's borders and relationship with the United States. The documentary brings attention to this important piece of Canadian history, making it available to a broader audience.

According to the Frontenac Heritage Foundation, the documentary will be available for free viewing on their YouTube channel. The enthusiastic response to the film screening reflects the local community's interest in learning about and preserving the region's historical heritage.

"Noteworthy Point Frederick" examines the Indigenous use of the land, the construction of warships by the Royal Navy, and the lasting impact of these historical events. The film aims to raise awareness about the significance of Point Frederick in Canadian history and reach a wider audience through its online availability.

Key Takeaways

  • Short documentary "Noteworthy Point Frederick" premiered in Kingston, Ontario.
  • Film examines historical importance of Royal Military College site in War of 1812.
  • Documentary inspired by book "Warriors and Warships" by past RMC student Robert Banks.
  • Film highlights site's significance from Indigenous use to military college development.
  • Documentary to be available for free viewing on Frontenac Heritage Foundation's YouTube channel.