Dakota County Historical Society
To preserve, interpret and promote the history of Dakota County.

Date: Friday, August 13, 2021
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Fees/RSVP: FREE

Join the Dakota County Historical Society and the Sibley Historic Site for this Virtual Presentation. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Sibley Historic Site and is offered free of charge. To learn more about the Friends of Sibley, please visit their website.

Craig Wilson will present how for nearly 200 years, Mackinac Island was the center of the Great Lakes fur trade. This presentation will discuss Mackinac's role in the trade, its rise to prominence and fall from importance, and the experiences of people like Jean-Baptiste Faribault and Henry Sibley as they moved on to other exploits.

Craig Wilson is the chief curator for Mackinac State Historic Parks, a family of living history sites in northern Michigan. He supervises museum operations throughout the park system.  

Registration for this virtual event is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. A separate email with a link and password to the meeting room will be sent closer to the presentation date. 

This program is offered free of charge, but we encourage you to make a donation to the Historical Society to offset the cost operating three historic sites.

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