Festival

Connecting Cultures: Exploring the Lake Superior Fur Trade

Friday, July 13, 2018 - Sunday, July 15, 2018

10:00am to 5:00pm Daily

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

 

Location

Madeline Island Museum
Madeline Island Museum, 226 Colonel Woods Ave
La Pointe, WI 54850-0009

Location Information

The museum, composed of three historic island structures and the modern Capser Center, contains exhibits detailing Wisconsin history from 17th-century exploration and the era of the fur trade to the arrival of summer tourists, known as cottagers, in the early 20th century.

Accessibility Information

Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals requiring wheelchairs for mobility. Call ahead to make arrangements.