Good reads: summer 2014 issue of Fort York’s free newsletter, Fife and Drum, is out

The summer issue of the Friends of Fort York’s quarterly newsletter, Fife and Drum was released last month.  The articles include:

  1. An essay on why the White House was burned and the Canadian connection.
  2. John Boyd’s WWI photos of soldiers at the fort
  3. Former Mayor David Crombie on of his first visit to the fort
  4. A review of the recent book, Native Memoirs from the War of 1812

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.

Photo from Toronto Archives, 1980.

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.