Sanilac County Historical Museum and Village is pleased to host the Lac Ste. Claire Voyageurs encampment the weekend of June 10-11 at the Sanilac County Historical Museum in Port Sanilac. For over 20 years, this group has learned, taught, and experienced the rich history of the French and Indian Fur Trade Era.
Families are invited to come experience and learn about the rich history connected with the voyagers, Coureurs de Bois native Americans and early settlers of our Great Lakes. They will be dressing and practicing the lifestyles and skills of the Great Lakes. “Visitors can expect to have talks and demonstrations that include beeswax candle making, showing furs, rope making, cooking and much more,” according to voyageur Angele Micki Smith.
“The Sanilac County Historical Society will open up the village that day and have many of the museum buildings open and even staffed by docents,” says Gail Nartker, event chair and treasurer of Sanilac County Board of Directors. She continues, “We plan to have a blacksmith on site and children activities, making this a family friendly event.”
The event is free to the public, though donations are graciously accepted. The hours are from 10 AM to 4 PM, on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday, June 11th, at 3 PM, there will be the Port Sanilac Choral Concert in the museum church.
Smith goes on to say, “I have to tell you that every visitor who comes will just love to hear and see what we do.”
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the museum at 810-622-9946.