Connecting Cultures: Exploring the Lake Superior Fur Trade

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Name: Connecting Cultures: Exploring the Lake Superior Fur Trade
Date: July 13, 2018 - July 15, 2018
Event Description:

 

Enjoy this living history grand encampment featuring demonstrations of fur trade life ways by fur trade historians and re-enactors. 


THURSDAY JULY 12TH, RE-ENACTORS BEGIN SETTING UP
FRIDAY JULY 13TH, SATURDAY JULY 14TH AND SUNDAY JULY 15TH
10:00 AM–5:00 PM DAILY
 

An interactive program for the whole family! Explore 150 years of fur trade history.

In 1693 the French brought the fur trade to the western Lake Superior region. In ensuing years the British and then the Americans took over the trade. During this whole time La Pointe and Madeline Island were a major center of fur trade activities.

Themes during this event include the role of the Ojibwe in the fur trade, the life of a voyageur, and the life of women on the frontier.

Fur Trade     Madeline Island Fur Trade Reenactor 

Madeline Island Fur Trade Reenactor
Event Media:
Location:

Madeline Island Museum
226 Colonel Woods Ave 

La Pointe, WI

Date/Time Information:

Friday, July 13, 2018 - Sunday, July 15, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm Daily

Contact Information:
715-747-2415
Fees/Admission:

Adults - $8 Students (age 18 and over)
Seniors (age 65 and over) - $7
Children through age 17 - FREE!
Wisconsin Historical Society Members - FREE

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