Indiana's past comes to life for Gathering at Five Medals

A re-enactor at the Gathering at Five Medals plays music outside of his tent. This living history event will take place Oct. 19-20 at River Preserve County Park.

GOSHEN — Elkhart County Parks will be holding the 13th annual Gathering at Five Medals the weekend of Oct. 19-20, at River Preserve County Park, transporting visitors back in time to experience life in the Great Lakes region beginning with the arrival of French fur traders in the 1670s and ending with Indiana’s statehood in 1816.

Set against the backdrop of the Elkhart River, visitors will discover over 200 re-enactors portraying many cultural groups camped within the prairie grasslands.

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