Michilimackinac at Work: Labor and Trades

Michilimackinac was a hard working community in the 18th century. Voyageurs, blacksmiths, laundresses, clerks, and soldiers all plied their trades at the fort, employing both skilled and unskilled labor. Join the interpretive staff as they demonstrate a variety of tasks that made up the world of work at Michilimackinac in the 18th century.

All special events are included with a regular admission ticket to Colonial Michilimackinac. Tickets can be purchased here.

Daily Schedule for September 14-15:

9:30 a.m. Musket Firing Demonstration on the Parade Ground
10:00 a.m. ‘For want of a Smith:’ Blacksmithing at Michilimackinac at the Blacksmith Shop
10:30 a.m. Bourgeois and Voyageurs: People of the Fur Trade at the British Trader’s House
11:00 a.m. Soap and Suds: Laundresses in the Military Program at the Soldier’s House
12:00 p.m. ‘Some Tea and Loaf Sugar:’ Tea and Domestic Service at Michilimackinac at the British Trader’s House
1:00 p.m. Musket Firing Demonstration on the Parade Ground followed by A Soldier’s Duties Tour
2:00 p.m. Keeping up Appearances: Textiles and Trade at the Northwest Rowhouse
3:00 p.m. Artillery Drill at the Artillery Platform outside the fort
3:30 p.m. Partners in Furs Tour – Meet at the Parade Ground
4:30 p.m. Musket Firing Demonstration on the Parade Ground

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