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Event Calendar

Living History Encounter

Event Information

Date: Sunday, 02/02/2020

Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact Phone: 815.886.1467

Location: Isle a la Cache Museum


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Event Details

Experience local history up close and personal. On these Sundays, you may find cooks, seamstresses, voyageurs, soldiers or craftsmen sharing their talents.

The February focus is on the 18th-century trade goods brought from New France by the French voyageurs. Learn how animal furs were used as money by the Potawatomi to buy trade goods. Our 18th Century Trader’s Cabin will be open with a cozy fire inside to keep you warm.  

Event Requirements

No registration required.

Depending on the weather, this program is offered indoors or outside. Isle a la Cache Museum is an accessible facility; outdoor activities may take place on uneven terrain. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering, or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.

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