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Voyageur Rendezvous Coming To Hebron!

Take a look back into early 18th century when canoe men would travel down the great Kankakee River from Canada to trade goods with the Native inhabitants. A real part of Indiana History come to life! Come see the encampments, talk to the reenactors, hear the fife and drums, and smell the aromatic scents of time. Fun for all ages! 

Peek into the lives of those who would have lived or traded along the waterways of the Midwest more than 250 years ago when the marshes were a source of valuable furs desired by merchant traders to take back to Europe.  Meet Native Americans, French-Canadian canoe men, called Voyageurs, British and French militia, early settlers, and many others.

This is a family-friendly event with lots of fun things to learn and experience for visitors of all ages. 

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This is a family-friendly event with lots of fun things to learn and experience for visitors of all ages. 

Event Highlights include: 10AM - 4PM, Saturday and Sunday
May 18th & 19th

  • Arrival of Voyageurs by canoe
  • Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • Storytelling
  • Tomahawk Throw
  • Trade Session with the Native Americans
  • Hot Food, Cold Sarsaparilla and more

Century Fur-Traders reenactment, $5, Grand Kankakee Marsh, 21690 Range Line rd, Hebron www.lakecountyparks.com. repeats Sunday. 

Groups May Arrange Group Tours:

Please call the Lake County Parks main office at 219-769-7275 or email us for more information on dates and times. 

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak – a national news affiliate.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.