Lake Saint Clair Voyageurs Encampment

Get your early Détroit French history going this weekend at Les Coureurs de Bois et Voyageurs de Ste. Claire Seventeenth Annual Encampment on the shore of Lake St. Clair at Lake St. Clair Metropark, Harrison Twp.

There will be lots of songs, stories, music, demonstrations, hands-on activities, presentations, artifacts, displays, cannons, and other weaponry and much, much more!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, August 24, 2013
10:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony - Cannon Demonstration Weaponry Area
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fiddle & Dulcimer Music Colonial Settler Area
11:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Voyageur Try It - Hands-on for Children Montreal Canoe
11:00 a.m. - Noon Colonial Games - (Games for all ages) Colonial Games Area
Noon Cannon & Musket Demonstration Weaponry Area
Noon - 1:00 p.m. To All Aspiring Heroes Bold - Presentation Pavilion Griffon
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. The Voyageurs of the Great Lakes Fur Trade - Presentation Montreal Canoe
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Colonial Games - (Games for all ages) Colonial Games Area
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Mini Militia Muster (Children ages 3 and up join the Militia) Mini Militia Muster Grounds
2:00 p.m. Cannon & Musket Demonstration Weaponry Area
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Beaver - Michigan's Gold Rush - Presentation Pavilion Griffon
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Genot Picor - French Songs & Stories Pavilion Pontchartrain
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Voyageur Paddle Lake Shore by Fort
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Colonial Games - (Games for all ages) Colonial Games Area
4:00 p.m.   Cannon & Musket Demonstration Weaponry Area
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. An Interview With the Governor - Lewis Cass Montreal Canoe
5:00 p.m. Cannon & Musket Closing Ceremony Weaponry Area

Sunday, August 25, 2013
10:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony - Cannon Demonstration Weaponry Area
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fiddle & Dulcimer Music Colonial Settler Area
11:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Voyageur Try It - Hands-on for Children Montreal Canoe
11:00 a.m. - Noon Colonial Games - (Games for all ages) Colonial Games Area
Noon Cannon & Musket Demonstration Weaponry Area
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Colonial Detroit - Presentation Pavilion Griffon
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. The Voyageurs of the Great Lakes Fur Trade - Presentation Montreal Canoe
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Colonial Games - (Games for all ages) Colonial Games Area
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Mini Militia Muster * (Children ages 3 & up join the Militia) Mini Militia Muster Grounds
2:00 p.m. Cannon & Musket Demonstration Weaponry Area
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. LaCompagnie Musical Dance Troupe Pavilion Pontchartrain
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Voyageur Paddle Lake Shore by Fort
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Beaver - Michigan's Gold Rush - Presentation Pavilion Griffon
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Colonial Games - (Games for all ages) Colonial Games Area
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Genot Picor - French Songs & Stories Pavilion Pontchartrain
4:00 p.m.   Cannon & Musket Demonstration Weaponry Area
5:00 p.m. Cannon & Musket Closing Ceremony Weaponry Area

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  • Frank C.

    It was nice. No food and drink. That would have been a nice addition especially if it was related to those times. There was some meat on a fire spit but it was not for sale. Sure looked good.

    August 26, 2013

  • Traci

    Is there a specific time & place for the meet up?

    August 23, 2013

    • Brian M.

      Hi Traci, this was more of a general heads-up about the event. No particular time.

      August 23, 2013

    • Traci

      Gotcha. It worked - thanks for the heads-up.

      August 23, 2013

  • Frank C.

    I will be running a little late. Hope to be there by 1pm.

    August 23, 2013

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