Aug 10 and 11
11am - 5pm
Journey back to the year 1855 when the Fur Brigades from east of the Cascades camped at Fort Nisqually.
Over 100 volunteers will recreate the arrival of the 1855 fur brigades to this Hudson's Bay Company post. The camp brings the sights and sounds of early Washington Territory back to life. Enjoy entertainment ranging from Fur Trappers' Races to an elegant ladies' tea, from dancing to the music of bagpipes, and much, much more.
Brigade Encampment has something for the whole family including the popular "Engagé for the Day" program and Kids' Alley where visitors may participate in hands-on presentations. Upon learning new skills, such as firestarting with flint and steel, blacksmithing, or spinning wool, visitors can sign on as an honorary apprentice for the day with the Hudson's Bay Company!
All buildings will be open and re-enactors in 1850s attire will be waiting to share their knowledge and skills with you.Admission Charged