This weekend (September 21st-23rd, 2012) is the annual Wapiti Historical Re-enactment in Elk River. Maybe perhaps one of the more hidden and unknown events of the area... definitely worth the time to explore.
Wapiti Historical Re-Enactment is next weekend, Sept. 22-23, 2012 at 7415 Old Viking Blvd, Nowthen MN, 55330
Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-3
Paying a mere pittance to enter ($2/person Friday and $3/person on the weekend) we will spend hours watching, learning and participating in the past.
I honestly learned more than my children last year, but I can guarantee that this is one event that we will make a point to attend every year.
From the viewpoint of an early settler into Minnesota or an Indian already here... we learned about fur trading, black smithing, fire starting, weaving, rope making, and much much more.
The kids were thrilled to try and start a fire with a flint, but also watching the black smithing and ax throwing.
Seeing how the settlers carved wood furniture and set traps from twigs and sticks was also beyond fascinating.
If you are looking for something fun and educational to do in the area check it out!
Just hoping not to forget our trinkets to trade at the local post. :) If the kids have it their way we'll be bringing cookies to trade so I hope the settlers we trade with like Chocolate Chip treats!
I've included the flyer below. If you are in the area I hope that you are able to attend.