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Five Medals at The Trace … A Living History Experience!

May 4 - May 5

Where do you get to experience British, Colonial American, and French military camps, a Potawatomi Native village, 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 the middle 1600s up through the War of 1812.

Five Medals at The Trace features nearly 200 reenactors and demonstrators, including one-of-a-kind shopping opportunities with early American merchants, live Colonial music, penny whistle workshops, period-correct Punch & Judy Show, blacksmithing, tinsmithing, woodworking, flintknapping, ropemaking, open-fire cooking and baking, soapmaking, paper filigree, watercolor artistry, millinery, colonial beekeeping, natural fabric dyeing, spinning and wool carding, basket weaving, pottery, an oxen team, and even a chocolatier, all ongoing throughout the event!

And if that’s not enough, feel your chest pound during the black powder flintlock and artillery demonstrations. Interact with participants in the woodland Native, French civilian and military, British military, and Colonial/U.S. military encampments.

This year’s Five Medals at The Trace takes place from Saturday, May 4th (9:00 – 5:00) through Sunday,
May 5th (10:00 – 2:30), with Friday, May 3rd earmarked as school visitation day. The event is held at Stone’s Trace, a superb and relaxing privately-owned historical park located just south of Ligonier, Indiana, at the intersection of US 33 and State Road 5. You’ll appreciate the woodlands-to-grasslands transition areas, as well as several log cabins. Along with shopping opportunities and early American crafts galore, visitors will find several great food options, along with generous parking at West Noble High School. Five Medals at The Trace is presented by Five Medals Living History, Inc., a 501(C)3 non-profit organization.


May 4
May 5