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Loup Garou at Navarre-Anderson Trading Post 2017
2017-09-30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Join us at The Hunt for the Loup Garou at the Navarre-Anderson Trading Post (Territorial Park) 1- 2 p.m. and stay afterwards for a King’s 8th evening. See the Monroe County Calendar of Events. The Post lays claim to Michigan’s oldest wood building.
In Monroe, Michigan, the folklore figure Loup Garou, has been featured in events for children sponsored by the Monroe County Museum at the early French site, the Navarre Trading Post. Monroe, Michigan community organizations have long featured a muskrat as mascot, highlighting the local Muskrat French culture and its prominence in the area. Source: Wikipedia.
The Trading Post complex was established to represent a French pioneer homestead along the old River Raisin. The main building, built in 1789 by Utreau Navarre, is the oldest wooden residence still standing in the state. It is the most complete example of French-Canadian piece-sur-piece construction in the Old Northwest. It has been restored to about 1797. Other buildings include the Navarre-Morris 1810 cookhouse and a replica 1790’s French-Canadian style barn. Grounds open year-round with beehive oven, orchard, on river-front property. Many Michigan native plants are still in the wooded areas, such as viburnum, jewelweed, Joe Pye weed, and more. Buildings currently open only for special events and group tours by appointment. Closing for the season at the end of September, except for grounds and special events. Source: Pure Michigan