Chief Pontiac Programs, Early American Skills Training at the Kensington Living History Village

 

The Chief Pontiac Programs Committee is pleased to offer an Early American Skills Experience at the new living history themed area located within the Kensington Metro-Park Farm Center.
The activites are designed for youth and adults aged 14 and up.

Learn the skills that all settlers on a farm needed to know to be self sufficient. A farmer in an early settlement needed to be able to make or repair almost anything themselves.

The Blacksmith shoppe is in place, as well as a multi use shelter and Kitchen building with an open hearth and a Brick Bake Oven. The woodworking shoppe is complete.

The Fiber Arts and Life Skills shelter is now complete, where you can learn skills that were necessary to every day life on the Michigan Frontier such as making clothing or accessories. weaving and spinning, fire building, candle making, and other life skills from pioneer days.

For more information and details about the classes, fees and patch program, please see the Early American Skills Experience Web Page

For answers to some frequently asked questions: Early American Skills Experience Web Page

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the CPPC to help offset the cost of constructing and operating the village please follow this link: KLHV Operating and Building Campaign

Scheduled Events

The Schedule of upcoming events at the Living History Village is listed below.


Dates Program Details
Mar 03 - 04 2019 Kensington Farm Center Maple's Sweet Story This weekend the Kensington Living History Village Staff will be supporting the Kensington Metropark Farm Center, in support of the Maple Sugaring Event.
( Maple's Sweet Story (Metroparks Web Site))
Mar 10 - 11 2019 Kensington Farm Center Maple's Sweet Story This weekend the Kensington Living History Village Staff will be supporting the Kensington Metropark Farm Center, in support of the Maple Sugaring Event.
( Maple's Sweet Story (Metroparks Web Site))
Mar 17 - 18 2019 Kensington Farm Center Maple's Sweet Story This weekend the Kensington Living History Village Staff will be supporting the Kensington Metropark Farm Center, in support of the Maple Sugaring Event.
( Maple's Sweet Story (Metroparks Web Site))
Mar 24 - 25 2019 Kensington Farm Center Maple's Sweet Story This weekend the Kensington Living History Village Staff will be supporting the Kensington Metropark Farm Center, in support of the Maple Sugaring Event.
( Maple's Sweet Story (Metroparks Web Site))
Apr 28, 29 2019 Kensington Farm Center Spring Festival This weekend the Kensington Living History Village Staff will be supporting the Kensington Metropark Farm Center, in support of the Spring Festival Event.
( Farm Center Spring Festival (Metroparks Web Site))
May 19 - 20 2019 Early American Skills Weekend Weekend focused on teaching and learning Early American Skills and offering the Fort Challenge patch. See the Skill Experience Web Page for more details.

Online registration will be available starting in March 2019.

Jun 16 - 17 2018 Early American Skills Weekend Weekend focused on teaching and learning Early American Skills and offering the Fort Challenge patch. See the Skill Experience Web Page for more details.

Online registration will be available starting in March 2019.

July 07, 08 2019 Kensington Farm Center Summer Festival This weekend the Kensington Living History Village Staff will be supporting the Kensington Metropark Farm Center, in support of the Spring Festival Event.
( Farm Center Summer Festival (Metroparks Web Site))
Jul 21 - 22 2018 Early American Skills Weekend Weekend focused on teaching and learning Early American Skills and offering the Fort Challenge patch. See the Skill Experience Web Page for more details.

Online registration will be available starting in March 2019.

AUG 18 - 19 2018 Early American Skills Weekend Weekend focused on teaching and learning Early American Skills and offering the Fort Challenge patch. See the Skill Experience Web Page for more details.

Online registration will be available starting in March 2019.

Sep 15 - 16 2018 Early American Skills Weekend Weekend focused on teaching and learning Early American Skills and offering the Fort Challenge patch. See the Skill Experience Web Page for more details.

Online registration will be available starting in March 2019.

Oct 2018 Kensington Farm Center Fall Festival This weekend the Kensington Living History Village Staff will be supporting the Kensington Metropark Farm Center, in support of the Fall Festival Event.
Kensington Farm Center (Metroparks Web Site)
Oct 20 - 21 2018 Early American Skills Weekend Weekend focused on teaching and learning Early American Skills and offering the Fort Challenge patch. See the Skill Experience Web Page for more details.

Online registration will be available starting in March 2019.


Index to other CPP pages.

Contact Us

Please send your questions or comments about the KLHV programs to KLHV@chiefpontiacprograms.org.

In addition to this web site there is also a Chief Pontiac Programs Facebook group. Check us out on Facebook to see what others have to say about the programs and to see some photo's of our past activities.


Changes last made on: Jan 29,2018