Celebrate and Experience Chippewa Falls History at The Past Passed Here.
Thursday May 07, 2020:
3pm - 6pm
Friday May 08, 2020:
3pm - 6pm
Saturday May 09, 2020:
9am - 6pm
Sunday May 10, 2020:
9am - 4pm
The event is always held the second full weekend in May.
$5 per person
free if under 5 years
$15 family pass
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Held at Allen Park in Chippewa Falls since 2003, Allen Park is the actual site of Native American and French fur trade era camps. It was later the site of the largest sawmill in the world under one roof, the Chippewa Lumber & Boom Company. The event's name, The Past Passed Here, was selected to celebrate and reflect the significance of this historic rendezvous and lumbering era site.
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The voyageur songs echoed in the morning mist as the canoe brigade made its way up the Chippewa River to the landing on Duncan Creek. A band of Anishinabe was waiting at the confluence of the two rivers so the parties could begin to trade. This historical trading ground is now known as Allen Park in downtown Chippewa Falls where you and your family can relive the by-gone fur trade era during the Past Passed Here. There is also a museum and several camps commemorating the logging era in the Chippewa Falls area.
This award winning special event, coordinated by the Chippewa County Historical Society, highlights the sights and sounds of early Chippewa County during the 1700s to the early 1900s.
Many individual camps represent various aspects of the fur trade era and include many hands-on activities. In the camps, visitors may find demonstrations on blacksmithing, cooking, antique muzzle loading fire arms, spinning, and brain tanning. Hands-on activities include a tomahawk toss, archery, canoe paddle race, Cat and Mouse game and cross-cut saw competition. The re-enactors and demonstrators are happy to answer questions visitors ask.
It’s easy for each family member to find fun and exciting things to do while exploring the Past Passed Here.