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  • Nelles Manor Fireplace Charm
        A charm that was built into the fireplace of the Nelles Manor, home of Col. Robert Nelles. It was common for charms such as this to be built into fireplaces in the year 1800 or earlier with the belief that they would keep evil spirits away. The Nelles Manor was ...
      A charm that was built into the fireplace of the Nelles Manor, ...
  • Tea cup and Saucer- Nelles Manor
        A cup and saucer, dated c. 1790, with a blue willow pattern and a gold edge. This cup was made without a handle. The pair is also called a tea bowl and saucer. It is believed that this item was in use, before or during the time of the War ...
      A cup and saucer, dated c. 1790, with a blue willow pattern ...
  • Chessboard- c.1800
        A chessboard made of tooled leather with a blackgammon board inside. When folded, the board is made to look like a book. On the side is printed "History of Asia" with additional decorative designs. Penciled letters inside read "JWN" underlined with the price $1.50. Theory states that the board was ...
      A chessboard made of tooled leather with a blackgammon board inside. When ...
  • Van Buskirk Blacksmith Shop
        Photo of Van Buskirk blacksmith shop on Main Street West in Grimsby. During the War of 1812, Allan Nixon was known to have owned the blacksmith shop located here. It is believed that the shop was forced to shoe American horses while the area was under US occupation. The building ...
      Photo of Van Buskirk blacksmith shop on Main Street West in Grimsby. ...
  • Nelles Home
        A drawing that shows a wooden house beside a large tree, with a pathway out front that leads to a wooden fence with a gate. The fence is built on the edge of a small drop in the land, and where the gate is, in front, are two steps. The ...
      A drawing that shows a wooden house beside a large tree, with ...
  • Robert Nelles Manor
        A print of the Robert Nelles Manor in 1798. Nelles was a Lieutenant-colonel of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia by the end of the War. He was also known to have been a Justice of the Peace and performed many marriages during the war. This home was also ...
      A print of the Robert Nelles Manor in 1798. Nelles was a ...
  • Lake Lodge Wood Shingle- Grimsby, Ontario
        A wooden shingle from the barn at Lake Lodge. It has four holes in the body and curves in the centre. There is writing on the end of one side that states: "Aug. 9, 1932, shingle from barn of Lake Lodge, built 1810. Barn was used as prison for American ...
      A wooden shingle from the barn at Lake Lodge. It has four ...
  • Lake Lodge Barn
        A black and white photograph of the original barn at Lake Lodge, built in 1801, as it was being demolished. Written in ink on the photograph is : "The original barn at Lake Lodge built in 1801. It was used for American prisoners during War of 1812".
      A black and white photograph of the original barn at Lake Lodge, ...
  • Robert Nelles Manor
        A postcard with a picture of Robert Nelles' Manor that was built in 1798. On the front it says: "The Manor (over 100 years old) Grimsby, Ont." Nelles was a Lieutenant-colonel of the 4th Regiment of the Lincoln Militia by the end of the War. He was also known to ...
      A postcard with a picture of Robert Nelles' Manor that was built ...
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