The Historic Indian Agency House celebrates the opening of its 87th season, along with the Fort Winnebago Surgeon’s Quarters at noon on Saturday at 1490 Agency House Road, Portage.
The event begins with an Apple Tree Dedication Ceremony, followed by homemade apple pie and ice cream.
The orchard is part of a five-year plan to create an orchard using heritage apple trees, similar to the one Juliette Kinzie wrote about in her book “Waubun.”
The end result will be a teaching orchard, where the Agency House will be able to educate the public on how to care for an orchard, and share workshops like how to make apple cider, how to bake an apple pie over an open fire, and apple tastings and wine samplings.
The Scouts of Portage will be working on an Eagle Scout project to create a Native American encampment at the Agency House throughout the day.
A special interactive Fur Trade Exhibit will also open.