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.

On-Line Registration for cooking classes cuts off on Tuesday before the session.

On-Line Registration for all other classes cuts off on Thursday before the session.

 

TBDTBD - Kensington Summer FestivalThis weekend the Kensington Living History Village Staff will be supporting the Kensington Metropark Farm Center, in support of the Summer Festival Event. ( Farm Center Summer Festival (Metroparks Web Site)) TBDTBD - Colonial KensingtonMany of the KLHV Staff will be encamped at the Colonial Kensington Encampment, and demonstrating the skills and projects taught at KLHV. This annual event is located at Martindale Beach inside Kensington Metropark.TBDTBD Kensington Farm Center Fall FestivalThis 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)
Dates Program Details
Apr 17 - 18 2021 Living History Village Work Weekend - This weekend the Kensington Living History Village Staff will be constructing a new outdoor hearth for the kitchen facilities ( Farm Center Spring Festival (Metroparks Web Site))
May 15 - 16 2021 Early American Skills Weekend - Demonstrations Only Weekend focused on teaching and learning Early American Skills and offering the Fort Challenge patch. See the Skill Experience Web Page for more details. or View Space Availability and Register
Jun 19 - 20 2021 Early American Skills Weekend- Demonstrations Only Weekend focused on teaching and learning Early American Skills and offering the Fort Challenge patch. See the Skill Experience Web Page for more details. or View Space Availability and Register
Jul 17 - 18 2021 Early American Skills Weekend - Classes Weekend focused on teaching and learning Early American Skills and offering the Fort Challenge patch. See the Skill Experience Web Page for more details. or View Space Availability and Register
Aug 15 - 16 2021 Early American Skills Weekend - Classes Weekend focused on teaching and learning Early American Skills and offering the Fort Challenge patch. See the Skill Experience Web Page for more details. or View Space Availability and Register
Sep 18 - 19 2021 Early American Skills Weekend- Classes Weekend focused on teaching and learning Early American Skills and offering the Fort Challenge patch. See the Skill Experience Web Page for more details. or View Space Availability and Register
Oct 16 - 17 2021 Early American Skills Weekend- Classes Weekend focused on teaching and learning Early American Skills and offering the Fort Challenge patch. See the Skill Experience Web Page for more details. or View Space Availability and Register

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