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Second Saturdays: Celebrating Veterans!
November 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
In November, we’re celebrating veterans! Join us at Fort Howard to learn about the lives of soldiers and their families in the 1830s.
- March and drill, compare past military life with today and write letters to modern-day servicemembers.
- Visit with members of the Daughters of the American Revolution who will help visitors discover their ancestor’s military history.
- Join historian Tim Brumm for a tour of Fort Howard at 11am and 2pm where he’ll be sharing the history of the Fort and the stories of those who lived there in the 1830s. A social studies teacher and published author, Tim has been involved with Heritage Hill for over 25 years.
- And after you’ve visited Fort Howard, go back in time to the 1750-1760s and learn about why the fur trade necessitated a military presence in Northeast Wisconsin! This was when the French fur trade was in its heyday at Fort La Baye and the voyageurs were plying the waters of Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Green Bay and Fox River in their canoe de maitre (master canoe) to deliver trade goods, returning with pelts including the all-important beaver pelts. Learn how it changed the lives of the local American Indians and sustained the fur traders. See how business was conducted at the fur trade post and witness a voyageur prepare his camp, cook his meal and hear how they survived the arduous route from Montreal, Canada to Fort Michilimackinac then to Fort La Baye.
Regular admission rates apply but members and active duty servicemembers are free every day!