Open to the Public

Thurs, May 12: 3pm - 6pm
Fri, May 13: 3pm - 6pm
Sat, May 14: 9am - 6pm
Sun, May 15: 9am - 4pm


$3 per person
Under 5 are free
$10 family pass

Looking for a fun, educational and inexpensive way to spend time with your family? Visit The Past Passed Here.

Brought to you by the Chippewa County Historical Society, The Past Passed Here provides an educational and FUN experience for all. Learn how people in the Chippewa Valley lived in the late 1700s and early 1800s.

Adults and children alike will enjoy this step back in time. Re-enactors, in an authentic rendezvous setting, wear period clothing and live in 1800s-style camps, while portraying French fur traders, lumberjacks and Native Americans.

Visitors to the historic encampment will experience:

Camp skill competitions

Camp skill competitions include cat and mouse, canoe paddle races, hawk throwing and sawing.


Demonstrators include blacksmiths, brain hide tanners, spinners, weavers and more.

Food vendors

Food vendors feature old-fashioned candy, fry bread, kettle corn, buffalo burgers, root beer floats and a voyageur stew.


Traders have a variety of items for sale including beeswax candles, reproduction antique clothing, leather goods, animal furs/skins, beads, jewelry and toys.

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The Past Passed Here | c/o Chippewa County Historical Society | 123 Allen Street | Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Wisconsin Humanities Council