Connecting Cultures: Exploring the Lake Superior Fur Trade - Madeline Island Museum
Enjoy this living history grand encampment featuring demonstrations of fur trade life ways by fur trade historians and re-enactors.
Thursday, July 13th, Re-enactors begin setting up
Friday, July 14th, Saturday July 15th and Sunday, July 16th
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.