Buy a Brick campaign launches for Tecumseh project
The Friends of the Tecumseh Monument have launched a “Buy a Brick” campaign to allow as many individuals, groups and businesses as possible to participate in the enhancement of the monument to Chief Tecumseh and establish an open-air museum of the site of the Battle of the Thames.
The great Shawnee Chief Tecumseh was killed on 5th October 1813 in a decisive confrontation of the War of 1812. It is hoped that his contribution to our history – and the creation of our nation – will be suitably honoured at the bicentennial of his death next year.
Each brick can be inscribed with up to 25 characters and costs $30.00. A name, a message, a slogan – all are options. Your bricks will become part of pathways connecting various sections in the open-air museum near Thamesville.
Buying a brick – or a number of bricks – will create a lasting memorial for loved ones and an indication of your support for this exciting project connected with commemorations of the War of 1812. You may want to pay tribute to ancestors involved in the Battle of the Thames or buy a brick as a gift for someone special.
Buy a Brick brochures are available in libraries, municipal centres and selected retailers throughout Chatham-Kent and on the Friends of the Tecumseh Monument web site at www.tecumsehmonument.ca. For further information about the Buy a Brick campaign you may also telephone Chris Crawford at 519 692 4498.