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Colonial Kensington at Kensington Metropark in Milford

Learn about Michigan's history with British, French and Native American re-enactors Aug. 10-11, 2013 – plus cannon firings, kids fun and more

Take a tour through the mitten state's 18th-century history Aug. 10-11, 2013 – when the 13th annual Colonial Kensington hits Kensington Metropark in Milford.

Colonial Kensington features more than 200 American Indian, French, British and American re-enactors dressed in full costume, all representing the years 1700-96.

Don't miss out on the battle and tactical demonstrations and musket and cannon firings happening both days!

Plus, check out the time-period merchants selling authentic and reproduction clothing, toys and home decorations. There's a special drill geared specifically towards kids at 1 p.m., too, which is also happening both days.

You kids will love seeing Benjamin Franklin himself in a presentation at 3 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Throwback crafts and demonstrations take place both days, as well. Featured activities include carpentry, cooking, medicine, blacksmithing, candle making and woodcarving, to name just a sampling.

Colonial Kensington takes place in the picnic area north of Martindale Beach. Parking is available in the north parking lot of Martindale Beach. This annual family fun event is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission to Colonial Kensington is free. There is a $5/car entry fee into the park – or pick up an annual pass for only $25.

For more about the 2013 Colonial Kensington at Kensington Metropark in Milford, visit the Metro Parent calendar listing.

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