Embrace the season by heading outdoors for an evening tour of the fur post lit by lanterns and fires. Experience the life of the voyageurs then head inside to make a holiday ornament from snowy, pliable birch bark. Firelight Tours and Crafts
, Saturday, Dec. 7.
The North West Company Fur Post is a unique place to hold rental events
including meetings, weddings, dinners, performances and more.
Fabrics were the number one traded item to the Indians.
It takes approximately 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup.
It takes 10 muskrat or 21 squirrels to equal one beaver in trade.
The North West Company Schooner Caledonia was the only vessel to participate in the both invasions of Mackinac Island during the war of 1812.
It takes sixty beaver to make up a 90-pound pack.
The men at the fur post consumed 5.5 pounds of meat per day.
Explore the North West Company Fur post with this video designed for field trip visitors.