Last Saturday, as part of Willshire’s Bicentennial celebration, they replicated an 1822-era encampment on the banks of the St. Marys River, behind Willshire’s Legion. We enjoyed talking with and learning from the reenactors and demonstrators. If you missed or could not attend the event, here are some photos from the camp.
The cannon was fired several times during the day.
A weaving demonstration.
Furs, including a buffalo hide, used as a blanket.
Surveying items used during that time period.
Captain James Riley.
Three Rivers Tinsmith.
Baskets, fruit butters, deer antler buttons, and other items.
A wooden shoe demonstration.
Note the St. Marys River in the background.
I was pleased to learn that the flagpole came from our woods, a couple miles from Willshire.
Thank you to all involved in providing this enjoyable and informative event.