Event Details

  • Everyday from 06/20/2015 to 08/06/2015

    People listening to a program by colorful, historically dressed interpreter
    Location: Historic Depot | Map Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Chief of Interpretation Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 218-475-0123

At Grand Portage National Monument our visitors have unique opportunities to meet and interact with experts in their particular subjects and to enjoy "classic" ranger-led programs.

As summer arrives, there are demonstrations and programs offered in the Historic Depot every day.  Check at the Heritage Center when you arrive for the programs being offered that day.  Here are some examples:


  • Ojbemowin: Language of the Trade
  • Bagpipes and the North West Company
  • Bindagodaadwin: The Ojibwe-Dakota Conflict
  • Beaver Basics
  • Dressings the Fur Trade
  • Ojibwemowin: Language of the Trade
  • Kilderkins, Hogsheads, and Keelers: Art of the Cooper
  • Pieces of the Puzzle: The Value of Learning in Ojibwe Culture
  • My Grandpa Had One of Those
  • North American Fur Bearers
  • North West Company Fur Trade Water Routes
  • Ojibemowin: Language of the Trade
  • Saving the Past Through Seeds
  • History, According to the Herring
  • Grand Portage: A Walking Tour
  • Art History of the Porcupine Quill
  • Why Grand Portage? A Walking Tour

Recent Demonstrations (examples from past years)

  • Flummery: A Cooking Demonstration
  • Cedar Bark Weaving
  • All Day: Historic Cooking in the Kitchen
  • Welsh Cakes: A Cooking Demonstration
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