Remembrance for Tuscarora Heroes to Go Ahead in Lewiston on December 19th.
The Tuscarora Heroes 207th Anniversary Takes Place on Portage Road at the Heroes Monument.
The Tuscarora Heroes Monument commemorates a period of thanksgiving to the Tuscarora tribe from residents of Lewiston. In the early nineteenth century, a British attack endangered the lives of many Lewiston locals. Thanks to the bravery of the Tuscarora tribe, many of the local townspeople were able to escape. By using diversionary tactics, the Tuscarora heroes could delay the British attack in the face of a numerical disadvantage of 30 to 1. The memorial monument was unveiled in 2013 and depicted a woman's rescue with a child by Tuscarora men. The commission funding came from a combination of Niagara River Greenway and Niagara County, NY.
- The remembrance takes place at 8 am on December 19th at 100 Portage Road Memorial.
- Syros restaurant on nearby Cayuga street is serving breakfasts and brunches to all attendees.
- Re-enactments of the scene occur periodically with a "flames through Lewiston" event that sees residents fleeing down Portage road to escape British attackers.