LIGONIER—Where do you get to experience British, Colonial and French military sites, a Potawatomi Native encampment, cannon and muskets firing and 18th century artisans and shopping opportunities, all in one location? Five Medals at The Trace, of course.
Give your family a day they’ll always remember. Provide your home schoolers a one-of-a-kind history lesson they’ll never forget.
Five Medals is a living history educational experience geared toward your entire family, allowing all to become totally immersed in this area’s exceptional history. The event spans from the middle 1600s up through the War of 1812.
Five Medals at The Trace features more than 150 reenactors and demonstrators, including one-of-a-kind shopping opportunities with early American merchants, live Colonial music, blacksmithing, tinsmithing, woodworking, open-fire cooking and baking, soap making, jewelry, natural fabric dyeing, spinning and wool carding, basket weaving, pottery and even working dogs, all ongoing throughout the event.
And if that’s not enough, explore log cabins and feel your chest pound during the black powder flintlock and artillery demonstrations. Interact with participants in the encampments of woodland natives, French civilians and military, British military and Colonial/U.S. military.
This year’s Five Medals at The Trace takes place from Saturday, Oct. 23, through Sunday, Oct. 24 (with Friday, Oct. 22, earmarked as school day). The event is held at Stone’s Trace, a privately-owned historical park located just south of Ligonier, at the intersection of US 33 and SR 5.
You’ll appreciate the exquisite fall colors and woodlands-to-grasslands transition areas, as well as log cabins and even Richard Stone’s 1839 tavern. Along with holiday shopping opportunities and early American crafts galore, visitors will find several great food options, along with restroom facilities and generous parking.
Five Medals at The Trace is presented by Five Medals Living History Inc., a for-public-benefit non-profit. For more information visit their Facebook page at Five Medals at The Trace.