Exhibits To Go! Fur Trade in Minnesota

Discover an 1800s-era international industry along the Great Lakes and in Minnesota. This traveling exhibit, rich with activities and objects, shows how plentiful beaver and furbearers brought together native people, explorers, and international trade.

At the Fur Post, see the goods from around the world that were traded for furs and crafts. See if you have the strength to be a Voyageur or skills to be a clerk. Try your hand at Ojibwe beadwork. Learn how furs were transformed into fashionable hats.

Hosting requirements

Schedule and available dates

Marketing materials

Educational resources

Install/deinstall manual (PDF 5.9 MB)

Exhibit images

General instructions

Exhibit panels

Condition reporting forms

Exhibit creator: The Minnesota Historical Society Traveling Exhibits Program


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