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River of Time Living History Encampment

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Images from the River of Time events held in Veterans Memorial Park at Bay City, Michigan. This annual event is organized and sponsored by the Bay County Historical Society with the help of volunteers.

The event held in September has become a hallmark of fall season each. Its held in Veterans Memorial Park which streches along the west bank of the Saginaw River across from downtown Bay city. The park includes two major historical buildings, the Trombley House built about 1937 and the Meyers Log-Cabin. Both are open to the public during the event.

Renactors come from all parts of the U.S. and Canada to create a village of tents including fire pits used for cooking their daily meals. Visitors to the village are to see and learn about pioneers from different time periods, such as, fur traders, soldiers, Indians, French explorers, blacksmiths, weavers, musicians. The program includes many special events - battles among soldiers, res between Each presenting an example of going about the , and others pioneers of various time periods. As visitors walk around the village they will experience the sight and sounds of the past. Musicians play bag pipes, mandolines, drums, and other instruments. The loud popping of gunfire as soldiers engage in battle. The banking and clanking of a blacksmith and much more.

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