Spirit of the Guard
In 2018, the Fort Henry Guard Club of Canada partnered with the St. Lawrence Parks Commission to revitalize the Guard Memorial Room at Fort Henry. This new display outlines the significance and the history of the Fort Henry Guard who interpret Ronald L. Way’s vision of a living museum.
In addition to the familiar memorabilia that has historic significance to the Fort Henry Guard, the presentation now gives visitors a better understanding of the methods and quality of interpretation performed at the Fort, provides contemporary information about the Guard and includes articles, photographs, and videos to illustrate its unique heritage.
Special thanks to the Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries & Historic Sites and the City of Kingston Heritage Fund for providing the funding for the project. Thanks, also, to Club Archivist, Daniel Rose, FHG 2186 and Fort Curator, Alex McLean, FHG 2100 for their hard work and dedication to seeing this project through to completion.
Access to the Spirit of the Fort Henry Guard Exhibit is provided courtesy of the Fort Henry Guard Club of Canada.
Fort Henry Guard Club President Michelle Foxton, FHG 1670, was one of the first women to join the Fort Henry Guard in 1993.
In this video, Michelle talks about some of the history and highlights of the Guard.
Spirit of the Fort Henry Guard Interpretive Panels
A Culture of Success
Women in the Fort Henry Guard