Tag Archives: History

A Piece of Wasaga’s History Donated to Nancy Island

This past July, Nancy Island Historic Site was excited to receive a donation of an important piece of Wasaga Beach’s rich cultural history; a piece of wood planking that was taken from the HMS Nancy’s hull in 1969. The piece of planking was given to John Robarts, former Premier of Ontario, as a gift after […]

1812 Re-enactors & Tall Ships Attract Thousands

Over the past decade, Nancy Island has hosted Wasaga under Siege, a War of 1812 re-enactment featuring a living history encampment that is open to the public. This three-day-long event commemorates the rich history of Wasaga Beach, specifically the battle that took place here 199 years ago between the British, Aboriginal peoples, and Americans. This […]