Over the weekend of March 31-April 1, 2012, two large events took place at Historic Fort Wayne. After a brief absense, the HFWC was proud to join as a new co-sponsor of the Spring Historic Fort Wayne Flee Market. The same weekend, 149 volunteers come to the Fort to take part in the CWPT's Park's Day site clean-up. Again in 2012, Historic Fort Wayne was the only site recognized by the CWPT in Michigan as part of the effort.

Group in front of barrcks

A group of volunteers meets in front of the 1848 Limestone Barracks to have a photo taken during the day.

Photo by Stephen Medvik

MPI Crew

Much work was done ahead of the event to prepare both the site in general and the Visitor's Center in specific. Here, a group of our volunteers, most also members of our partner MPI, stop for a quick photo.

Photo by Dave Jamroz

Roof Repair

Of course, maintainence is always an ongoing process. The roof of the Visitor's Center needed some spot repairs ahead of the event.

Photo by Dave Jamroz

Table move

In preparation for the Flee market tables are moved in to the Visitor's Center.

Photo by Dave Jamroz

Flee Market

The payoff to much hard work. Partnering with the Guild of the Detroit Historical Society and the City of Detroit Recreation Department - the Flee Market is back!

Photo by Stephen Medvik

Violin player

Food is part of the event (what good event doesn't have food) and we ahd a musician as well this year. Check out the fresh paint in the Visitor's Center and the freshly waxed floor. These upgrades were made possible by funds and labor donated by the HFWC and MPI.

Photo by Stephen Medvik

moat trailer

At the same time, many volunteer hands made light work of removing vegetation around the Fort Grounds. Here a trailer is prepped for loading as vegetation falls.

Photo by Stephen Medvik

Moat clear

The moat looks much more period appropriate and inviting after the hard work of many people.

Photo by Stephen Medvik

trucks

Work didn't just happen in the moat - the upper berms were also worked on. The window team also was busy working on restoring windows for the 1848 Limestone Barracks.

Photo by Stephen Medvik

Upper moat work

This is the sort of hard work that made our part in CWPT Parks Day so successful!

Photo by Stephen Medvik