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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205th Anniversary Commemoration

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Battles Of The River Raisin

January 20 & 21 2018

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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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 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

JANUARY 20, 2018

9:30AM Participant check-in and coffee at the Monroe Multi-Sports Complex, 33 N. Dixie Hwy, Monroe, MI 48162.

10:30 Assembly of troops at Monroe Multi-Sports Complex.

11:00 Tactical Demonstration on the Sports Complex Grounds

12:00 Ceremonies at the River Raisin National Battlefield Visitor Center, 1403 E. Elm Ave., Monroe, MI 48162.

1:00PM  Re-enactor Luncheon at St. Paul’s Church, 201 S. Monroe St., Monroe, MI 48161.

2:30 1812 Programs at the Monroe County Historical Museum, 126 S. Monroe St., Monroe, MI 48161.

 Noon Commemoration Ceremonies
River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center
1403 E. Elm Avenue, Monroe, MI 48162
734-243-7136

 2:30 pm Speaker:
Prof. Donald R. Hickey
Wayne State College, Nebraska

Monroe County Historical Museum
126 S. Monroe Street, Monroe MI 48161
734-240-7780

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                             JOYEUX NOËL                                              BONNE ANNÉE

 

FRENCH NOEL

10AM to 4PM

December 9, 2017

RIVER RAISIN BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL PARK

1403 E. Elm Ave., Monroe, MI 48162

734-243-7136

ENJOY SOME GOOD OLD HOLIDAY CHEER IN THE TRADITION
OF THE
GOOD OLD HABITANTS OF THE RIVER RAISIN

Children’s Crafts         Stories       Yule Log    Holiday Revelers

Display of Reveillon Foods           Arrival of the GUIANNÉE

Sponsored by the Friends of the River Raisin Battlefield

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

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Upcoming Friends of the River Raisin Battlefield
&

Lacroix's Company Events

2017:

 

Oct. 7:                                  FRRB sponsored speaker, 2pm, RRNBP

Oct. 14-15:                          Lacroix at Mississinewa

Oct. 20-21:                        Lacroix scenario at Navarre-Anderson Trading Post Lantern Tours

Oct. 27-28:                        Lacroix scenario at Navarre-Anderson Trading Post Lantern Tours

Nov. 4:                                 Lacroix & FRRB Fall Foods demonstration at RRNBP

Dec. 9:                                 Lacroix & FRRB at French Noel & fiddler, RRNBP    

 

2018:

 

Jan. 20                                Lacroix & FRRB, Commemoration, RRNBP

Feb. 10                                 Lacroix & FRRB, Chandeleur & Speaker, RRNBP

Mar. 10                               Lacroix & FRRB, French Easter & fiddler, RRNBP

Mar. 17                                Lacroix resourcing at Kalamazoo Living History Show

Mar. 20                               FRRB Algonquin Muskrat Dinner, MBC

Apr. 14                                FRRB sponsored speaker, RRNBP

May (TBA)                        Founders' Day at the Sawyer House

May 19                                 Lacroix & FRRB Open House & Militia Muster, RRNBP

May 26-27                          Lacroix at Siege of Fort Meigs

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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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