Good reads: winter issue of Fort York’s free newsletter, Fife and Drum, is out

The December issue of the Friends of Fort York’s quarterly newsletter, Fife and Drum was released just before the new year.  The articles include:

  1. An essay on Fort York and the origins of Canada’s permanent army
  2. Cholera Epidemics in York in 1832 and 1834
  3. Bicentennial Timeline: Jan. to Mar. 1814
  4. New Cookbook: Setting a Fine Table

Plus lots more. All free!

You can download a PDF of the current issue here. But you can also go here to subscribe to Fife and Drum, so it will arrive in your inbox. Here you’ll also find back issues of Fife and Drum to download.

Fife & Drum lists upcoming events and recent goings-on at the fort, but it also has, since the Friends began publishing it in 1996, exhaustively researched essays and stories about the fort, Toronto and related history. I serve as volunteer director on the Friends of Fort York board, the volunteer advocacy organization that has helped look after the interests of City of Toronto’s premier museum site.