Heritage Mississauga is pleased to announce that we will be adding a new virtual program “Living History” to our current line up that will transport you back to 1812 as we not only delve into the history of 1812 but also introduce you to the incredible re-enactors of the 2nd Regiment of York Militia – Thompson’s Company who bring history to life.
This week we are introducing the 2nd Regiment of York Militia – Thompson’s Company and in the coming weeks we will get to know the individual members and what inspired them to become re-enactors, take on the required training and dedicate themselves to educating and entertaining history enthusiasts of all ages.
The 2nd Regiment of York Militia – Thompson’s Company, is a group of living history enthusiasts who, through research and living history, recreate the lives of soldiers and civilians of Toronto township during the War of 1812.
The original Company served in the War of 1812 as part of the 2nd Regiment of York Militia. It is named for Captain William Thompson who served with the 2nd Regiment of York Militia during the war.
The reenactment company was formed to honour the contributions of volunteer militiamen and First Nations people from Toronto Township (now the City of Mississauga) who served in the 2nd Regiment of the York Militia. Many of them were present at and participated in many of the battles in the War of 1812 along the Niagara frontier, including Chippawa, Fort Detroit, Fort Erie, Fort George, Fort York, Lundy’s Lane, Queenston Heights, St. David’s and Stoney Creek.
Thompson’s Company functions, in part, as an educational component of Heritage Mississauga by participating in community events, functions and through reenactments. Our members come from across Peel Region representing a range of ages and walks of life.
#ApartTogether we are Living History