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Old Fort whisks you to Post Miami in 1755

Also news from Museum of Art, Wunderkammer, and First Presbyterian Theater

French and Indian War reenactors will be at The Old Fort on Aug. 27-28.

Jen Poiry Prough

Whatzup Features Writer

Published August 24, 2022

The Historic Old Fort will present Post Miami: 1755 on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

During the French and Indian War, the Old Fort was a French outpost known as Post Miami. Reenactors at the Old Fort will portray French and British forces as they clash for control of the area. 

In addition, fur traders, Indigenous Americans, civilians, and soldiers will demonstrate daily activities.  

Visitors can experience the battles and infantry drills, watch a cannon being fired, visit the merchants and talk with historical artisans, and take a tour of the Old Fort. 

Go to facebook.com/HistoricFortWayne for any updates or schedule changes.

Get your display in Día de los Muertos exhibit

Fort Wayne Museum of Art is inviting artists, families, and community groups around the region to honor a lost loved one or other important figure by constructing an altar for its Día de los Muertos.

To take part, apply by Monday, Aug. 29. Those selected for exhibition will be notified by Sept. 2. The Family Celebration will be Nov. 6. 

Go tofwmoa.org and search “Dia de los Muertos 2022” for the application.

Free queer clothing swap at Wunderkammer

On Sunday, Aug. 28, from noon-4 p.m., Renegade Queer Pride and Wunderkammer Company will host a free clothing swap to provide gender-affirming clothing to members of the queer community in Fort Wayne. 

Donations of clean, gently-used clothes, shoes, and accessories will be accepted in advance. There is no need to pay or bring anything to participate. 

To arrange donations prior to the event, email renegadequeerpride@gmail.com.

Auditions set for Disenchanted musical

On Sunday, Aug. 28, First Presbyterian Theater will hold auditions for Disenchanted, an award-winning off-Broadway musical about a group of famous princesses who are annoyed with how they have been presented in today’s pop culture and are here to set the record straight. 

Women of all shapes, sizes, ages, and ethnicities are encouraged to audition. These women are not the Disney princesses. They are real women from the original tales based on Grimm, Perrault, de Villeneuve, historic accounts, and legend with a healthy dose of a modern-day, strong, independent woman mixed in. 

Director Ranae Butler said she’s “seeking playful and diverse women ready to cause a ruckus. Don’t skip these auditions because you think you are too old, too large, too small, too loud, too anything. If you’ve ever been told you are ‘a little too much,’ I want to see you. I’m not looking for less.” 

Auditioners will be seen in two groups: 5-6:15 p.m. and 6:15-7:30 p.m. 

Email Todd Sandman Cruz with any questions at tsandman-cruz@firstpresfortwayne.org.

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