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The encampment is meant to portray a visit to the fort by a large group of fur traders in 1855. Visitors can watch the arrival of the fur-trading brigade, and a contest between re-enactors as they take on an "obstacle course" of 19th century skills such as fire starting and trap setting.
Visitors can meet re-enactors at their tents and receive hands-on lessons on skills from that time such as spinning, beading and woodcarving. There also will be a dance, Punch-and-Judy puppet shows, and an 1850s cooking contest, according to a museum news release.
Visitors can also view the newest exhibit, "Archeology at Fort Nisqually." The exhibit includes artifacts recovered during excavations at the fort, dating from the 1830s through the 1860s.
The fort is located within
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