Historic Mackinac on Tour

March 9, 2016
Alcona Elementary School

The visitors from Historic Mackinac on Tour played on the simple instruments of the 1700s.
Some of the kids got to dress partially in the costumes of the times.
One lucky child in each grade got to learn how to carry supplies the same way fur traders did.
The children learned the utility of song in keeping a group of oarsmen together while rowing a boat.

Cosponsored by Inspiration Alcona, the Michigan Humanities Council, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Alcona County Library 

Two presenters from Historic Fort Mackinac came to the Alcona Community Schools on March 8, 2016, to show students from third through sixth grades how people lived in northern Michigan from the early days of the Native Americans up through the War of 1812.

Four sessions were held, with one for each grade from third to sixth.

The children tried on clothing of the era, danced in historic patterns, listened to music of the times, sold real pelts at the trading post and heard more about life when Michigan was still covered in forest.

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