First Stop: The Trading Post

This is the oldest wooden building in Michigan. It’s the start of Lantern Tours. Volunteers dressed in costume give us our lanterns, and set the scene of the tour:

It’s 1810

We’re on the River Raisin- important for national trade and local culture

Tensions are rising between the local Native American Tribe and the colonial settlers

Winter is quickly approaching

 

Brrrr……

Scooby, does this creepy setting give you the heebie-jeebies too??

All of the people in costumes are volunteers. Sometimes whole families volunteer and role play in station together. It’s a great way for families to come together and join with the community to celebrate Monroe’s history.

[The battlefield on the River Raisin is actually the newest National State Park because of it’s importance to the War of 1812.]

LOOK!! There’s a clue!!!

What’s this next to the staircase??

 

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