If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.

– Rudyard Kipling

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Post Miami

August 24 @ 10:00 AM - August 25 @ 4:00 PM


Historic Fort Wayne, Inc. will host a Post Miami Event August 24-25. The French were the first Europeans to settle in the Great Lakes region. They arrived in northeast Indiana in the late 1600s. The confluence of the three rivers helped facilitate a lucrative fur trade with the Native American tribes. To protect their new venture, the French completed construction of Fort Miami in 1722, the first of two French forts built in the area. This weekend at the Old Fort, the French and British forces will reenact the clash for control of the area. Fur traders, Native Americans, soldiers, and civilians will demonstrate daily activities. There will be musket and cannon demonstrations. Artisans will demonstrate their craft. Merchants will sell their wares. The event runs Saturday August 24, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday August 25, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. The event is free.

First time participants must submit photos of themselves, members, and camp. First time vendors and blanket traders must attach photos of the camp and time-period appropriate merchandise. Registration deadline is August 9, 2024. Check-in begins Friday at 10:00 am. Saturday check-in is 6:00 am to 8:00 am. Vehicles must leave the grounds by 8:00 am Saturday. Parking is available in the lot across the street. Camp areas are assigned.  Restrooms and a source of water are available. There are no food vendors on site.