Visitors will be able to travel back to 1855, when the fur brigades from east of the Cascades camped at Fort Nisqually, during the Brigade Encampment on Saturday and Sunday.
More than 100 volunteers will re-create the arrival of the brigades to this Hudson’s Bay Co. post. The camp re-creates the sights and sounds of early Washington Territory. There will be events ranging from Fur Trappers’ Races to a ladies’ tea, from dancing to the music of bagpipes and more.
The encampment also features the “Engagé for the Day” program and Kids’ Alley where visitors can participate in presentations, learning skills such as fire-starting with flint and steel, blacksmithing or spinning wool.
The event will run 11 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Admission for the encampment is $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors/students/active military and spouses, $5.50 for youths and $31 for a family.
The Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is inside Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. For information, contact 253-591-5339 or go to fortnisqually.org.