Isle a la Cache Museum

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Isle a la Cache literally is an island. It splits the Des Plaines River. If you stand on a high piece of ground, you can see the river run on both sides. Isle a la Cache means "island of the hiding place'' and likely was used by fur traders 250 years ago as a place to stash their goods while they hunted. The museum, run by the Will County Forest Preserve District, celebrates the fur trading era between the French Canadian voyagers and the Potawatomi Native Americans in the mid-1700s. The museum is housed in a small brick building on the wooded site, which also features replicas of voyager encampments, wigwams and beaver lodges.