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Voyageur Encampment: 1820 Expedition of Lewis Cass
As part of its new exhibition on the 1820 Expedition of Lewis Cass, the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center is hosting a day-long Voyageur encampment on Saturday, September 23 from 10a.m. to 4p.m.
There will be two parts to the encampment. Next to the Beaumier Center at NMU, there will be demonstrations of trade goods, cooking and daily life of the voyageurs. At the same time, there will be voyageur canoe demonstrations at the Tourist Park in Marquette. Visitors will be
able to join the crew of a replica voyageur canoe and paddle on the Dead River reservoir. The exhibition, “Claiming Michigan: the 1820 Expedition of Lewis Cass,” will be open for viewing throughout the day as well. The event is free and open to the public.
The encampment will be led by La Compagnie Historical ... view more »