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EVENTS

Celebrate Historic Sleeping Bear

When: Sat June 30 2018
Where: Maple City
The Historic Sleeping Bear Preservation presents “Celebrate Historic Sleeping Bear.” This event will include activities for the whole family that celebrate the life and traditions of the 1800s Port Oneida settlers and the 20th anniversary of Historic Sleeping Bear Preservation's (formerly Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear) preservation work as a National Park partner. Enjoy craft demonstrations, scheduled tours of Port Oneida, storytelling, music, lots of children's games and crafts,animals, great food, and evening barn dance. The time for this event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it takes place at the Port Oneida Farms Heritage Center, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore,3164 W. Harbor Hwy.. The cost is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, call (231) 334-6103 or visit www.phsb.org.

Port Oneida Rural and Cultural Fair

When: Fri August 10 2018 - Sat August 11 2018
Where: Maple City
The Historic Sleeping Bear Preservation presents “Port Oneida Rural and Cultural Fair.” The fair showcases over 100 traditional skills and crafts from the late 1800s to early 1900s. From timberframing to quilting, rope and soap making, there is something for the entire family. Enjoy horse and wagon rides, horses plowing the fields, fiddlers in the barn, quilting, spinning, historic cooking, pottery, testing your hand at farm equipment, food, and much more. The time for this event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it takes place at the Port Oneida Rural Historic District, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. For more information, call (231) 326-4700 or visit https://www.nps.gov/slbe/planyourvisit/pofair.htm.

EXHIBITS

Port Oneida: A Storied Landscape

When: Mon April 16 2018 - Tue January 1 2019 2019
Where: Maple City
The Historic Sleeping Bear Preservation presents “Port Oneida: A Storied Landscape.” The story of this late 1800s agricultural community of 22 farmsteads and the life of its settlers comes alive through this exhibit. The nationally registered Port Oneida Rural Historic District, now in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, is the largest intact agricultural community in the nation in public ownership. This exhibit is open during regular museum hours, from Memorial Day to October. See their website for hours. This exhibit can be found at the Port Oneida Farms Heritage Center, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 3164 W. Harbor Hwy. A national parks service pass is required for entry. For more information, call (231) 334-6103 or visit www.phsb.org.

Water/Ways

When: Sat June 23 2018 - Sun August 5 2018
Where: Beaver Island
The Beaver Island Historical Society presents “Water/Ways.” Beaver Island is the first hosting site in Michigan to receive a Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit called “Water/Ways.” This is a unique exhibit that explores the essential role that water plays in our environment and society and includes a Great Lakes-specific exhibit as part of The Great Lakes Water Heritage Project featuring regional and local Great Lakes history, facts, and simple ways for people to be everyday water stewards. The time for this event is Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and it takes place at St. James Township Hall. The cost is free to the public. For more information, call (231) 448-2254 or visit https://www.beaverislandhistory.org/.
 

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