Exploring the Lake Superior Fur Trade - July 12-14, 2019

Exploring the Lake Superior Fur Trade - July 12-14, 2019
Exploring the Lake Superior Fur Trade - July 12-14, 2019

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: July 12-14, 2019

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See history come alive at the Exploring the Lake Superior Fur Trade Festival and Re-Enactment.  As guests cross over to the island, they will be immersed in a living fur trade encampment on the Madeline Island Museum lawn.

Guests will have the opportunity to explore 150 years of fur trade history.  This year, the fur trade historians and re-enactors will be focusing on three major themes: the role of the Ojibwe in the fur trade, the life of a voyageur, and the use of birch bark.  The weekend will be packed with interactive programming for the whole family.

This annual event, held every July, explores the history and customs of the French, British and American Fur Trade.  At the event, costumed re-enactors demonstrate a wide range of fur trade skills and traditions such as glass bead making, open fire cooking, blacksmithing, cartography, traditional games and transportation by river and lake.  

Dates: July 12-14, 2019.
Rain or ShineThis event is outside. Please dress appropriately.
Cost: Tickets are not refundable. To purchase, click the "Customize" button and add to your cart.

 $10  Adults (age 13-64)
 $8  Seniors (age 65+) 
 $5  Children (age 5-12)
 Free  Children under 5

Physical tickets will not be mailed. Save your confirmation email as proof of purchase, and check in when you arrive. No refunds for tickets. 

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

Tickets also available on-site day of event.

Questions? Please call 715-747-2415 or email madelineisland@wisconsinhistory.org with questions. 

Wisconsin Historical Society Member Discount
In addition to other benefits, members of the Wisconsin Historical Society can receive a 10% discount on most items in the online store and tickets to special events.

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Need your member number or have questions? Please contact the Membership Office:
  • 1-888-748-7479
  • membership@wisconsinhistory.org

Location Information
The museum, composed of four historic island structures and the modern Casper 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.

Madeline Island Museum Website