Arts of the Fur Trade
11am - 4pm
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at rope making, pressing your own cider or learn more about the art of blacksmithing, spinning, beading and woodstove cooking? Then step back in time and discover the arts and crafts that were once a part of daily life as Fort Nisqually Living History Museum presents Arts of the Fur Trade from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, November 3.
Fort visitors will experience how everyday works of art played an important part of the daily life of the mid-1800s. Re-enactors and artisans in period clothing will demonstrate traditional skills such as weaving, woodworking, open-fire cooking, musical entertainment and more.
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is a restoration of the Hudson's Bay Company outpost on Puget Sound. It provides a rare setting for all generations to explore the early history of our state and learn about the life experiences of those who settled here. Visitors are encouraged to meet the re-enactors and explore the historic buildings, gardens and visitor center exhibits.
While at the fort explore the special exhibit "Punch and Judy: 350 Years of Laughter". This exhibit showcases the well-known Italian marionette show which was first performed in England in 1662. It has evolved into the uniquely English puppet show that is still popular today.