Children's Weekend at the North West Company Fur Post Aug. 24 and 25

For immediate release

Release dated: 
July 31, 2013
Media contacts: 

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 •

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 •

Patrick Schifferdecker • North West Company Fur Post • 320-629-6356 •

Quick facts: 

Place: North West Company Fur Post
Address: 12551 Voyageur Lane
Box 51, Pine City MN 55063
Cost: $9 adults, $7 senior and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.
Phone: 320-629-6356

Children's Weekend at the North West Company Fur Post Aug. 24 and 25

child in hatExperience exciting, educational and kid-friendly activities showcasing the life and times of voyageurs and fur traders at the North West Company Fur Post.

"Children's Weekend" will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and college students, $6 for children ages 6 to 17 and free for those 5 and under and MHS members.

Costumed interpreters and hands-on activities will teach children about the values of trade goods and pelts, the canoe routes used by traders and the roles of the different groups who came together in the fur trade.

The North West Fur Post is an authentically reconstructed 1804 trading post. With interactive displays and demonstrations, such as open hearth cooking and traditional Ojibwe crafts, the fur post will engage the entire family.

About the Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society site is located 1.5 miles west of I-35 at Pine City along County Hwy. 7. An authentically reconstructed post from the winter of 1804-05, the site includes a visitor center, designed to complement the surrounding environment, featuring a Great Room, fireplace and retail space. Exhibits explore how the fur trade shaped the region. Costumed guides help interpret the site and guide visitors back to the days when furs were traded here under the British flag. For more information, call 320-629-6356.

About the North West Fur Company

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