It was Metis Day yesterday at the Fort St James National Historic Site, as well as the grand opening of their new exhibit. There was fiddle music, chicken races, and free burgers for everyone. The new exhibit was absolutely fantastic and easy to read. I learned so much more from it than from the old exhibit.
In the new exhibit, they have a giant aquarium with trout from our lake.
Here is a pair of decorated moccasins. These would be embroidered more often than beaded, as beads were very expensive.
A beautiful ceremonial robe.
Some old pictures of the Fort. The view hasn't really changed all that much. These pictures really bring the past to life.
They have chicken races every day in the Summer. We are well known for our world famous chicken races!
The new exhibit has costumes for dressing up in. I couldn't resist getting a family picture!