River Raisin Battlefield was the site of the largest engagements of the War of 1812. Fought on the banks of the River Raisin here in Monroe Michigan formally know as Frenchtown.


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202nd Anniversary Commemoration

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Battles Of The River Raisin

January 17, 2015

Join the many participants from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Canada, along with Native Americans and residents of Monroe Michigan as we remember this bloody battle and massacre that took place on January 22nd and 23rd, 1813.

The commemoration is held on the very ground along the River Raisin where hundreds of lives were lost in a struggle for freedom and sovereignty during the early years of the United States.

 

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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY JANUARY 17, 2015

10:30am Participant check in at the Monroe Multi Sports
Complex, 33 N. Dixie Hwy, Monroe MI

11:00am Tactical Demonstration on the Monroe Multi Sports Complex

12:00pm Ceremonies at the River Raisin Battlefield
Visitors Center

2:30pm Program by Sandy Antal at the Monroe County
Historical Museum, 126 S. Monroe St. Monroe, MI 48161


River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitors Center
1403 E. Elm Ave
Monroe, MI 48162
737.243.7136

The Monroe Multisports Complex
333 N Dixie Hwy
Monroe, MI 48161
734.242.1300

 

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 Volunteers Wanted

Do you enjoy...  Travel? Camping? Family Fun? Cooling out of doors? Teaching others?
Marching in Parades? Discovering how things were done in the past?
Exploring historic sites? Experimenting with ancient weaponry?
The camaraderie of shared interests?
......... then our living history group is for you!!!

Join Lacroix's Company of Michigan Volunteers of the 2nd Michigan
Territorial Regiment

Contact ralphnaveaux@att.net or call 734.289.2253

 

 

 

 

 

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OPEN HOUSE 2014 May 17th

Scheduled Events:

 

10:00 Grounds open to the public
10:30 Opening Colours
11:00 Archaeology Field School
11:30 Black Powder Firing Demonstration
12:00 Food Tasting & Judging for French Menu Cook-off
1:00 Drill Mini - Militia
1:30 Black Powder Firing Demonstration
3:00 Drill & Mini - Militia
3:30 Black Powder Firing Demonstration
4:00 Closing Ceremony


 

THROUGHOUT THE DAY:

                CAMP LIFE AND MILITARY WEAPONS DISPLAY

                OPEN FIRE COOKING & PERIOD FOOD DISPLAY

                STORY TELLING

                HERBAL MEDICINE DISPLAY

                BATTLEFIELD VISITOR CENTER OPEN FOR EXHIBITS AND SALES OF SOUVENIR ITEMS

 

 

Saturday May May 17th
 

This event is Free &
Open to the Public!

 

 


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