Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Colonial Fort Michilimackinac, Michigan Part 2

I hope you enjoyed part 1 of our Fort Michilimackinac adventures thus far.  By now we were ready to explore the fort as a family since we participated in the group tour of the property.

Here is the outside of the Blacksmith shop.  We were hoping there was a demonstration, but there wasn't oh well.  Maybe we will come back later.


 
Below, is a beautiful organic garden much like that of the 1700's.  Here is a woman making bread.  Can't wait to see if she bakes it in the oven.  Yum!!  Did you know that back in those days every person consumed 5 pounds of bread a day? Lots of carbs!  They definitely needed it as hard as they worked just to survive, especially during the cold winter months.
 

 
Now we are taking a tour inside what the priest's house what have been like!
 

Here is the living area with fireplace.


The priest's dining area!


A statue of a priest kneeling and praying the Rosary.

 
The priests bed.  Doesn't look very comfortable does it?
 
 
This is inside St. Anne's Church.  There is another St. Anne's church on Mackinac Island!
 

 
The local fur trader.  Often struggled in the business.
 
 
Of course I had to capture a shot of the Fur Trader's shoes!
 
 
This is Helen.  She was getting ready to make a yummy chicken stew!
 
 
This is Maddie.  She was telling us about bread making and how the oven process worked back then.
 
 
Now inside the French museum. French Uniform
 
 
A French Fireplace which was part of the original house.  This is what was left of the house before demolished by British Soldiers in 1780. So cool!
 
 
A unique map of all the rivers and islands in Michigan
 
 
The outside of St. Anne's Church.  Had to get a quick shot since I already have gotten a pic of the inside.  Cute little church.
 
 
Now on to the Cannon demonstration.  To be continued in part 3 of 4 tomorrow.....

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