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Brigade Encampment
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Saturday, August 10, 2013 - Sunday, August 11, 2013
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
$5.50-$8.50, 3 and younger free. $31 family a
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
5400 N Pearl Street #11
Tacoma, WA 98407
(253) 591-5339
Mingle with more than a hundred re-enactors in an 1855 camp at Fort Nisqually during Brigade Encampment. Witness the arrival of the brigade and spirited physical contests — from races to tomahawk throwing. Families can participate in "Engagé for the Day," visiting with re-enactors at their tents and receiving hands-on lessons on period skills such as flint and steel fire starting and spinning wool. There will be live fiddle music, a chance to dance, Punch and Judy puppet shows, and an 1850s cooking contest.
The event recreates the gathering in 1855 of Hudson Bay Company traders at Fort Nisqually, where a year’s worth of furs where delivered.