DETAILS: 2018 Details TBA
IL-143 and IL-3,
Wood River, IL
May 6 - May 7, 2017
Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 9 am - 2 pm
Time Period Music O
Tomahawk Throw O Artisans/Traders
Black Powder Shoot
Lewis & Clark Reenactors O Authentic Foods
O Children’s Activities
Rendezvous is an adaptation of the French word for a date
or appointment. In the American fur trade era it was a place where traders and
trappers met to exchange goods for furs. Today a rendezvous like the Camp DuBois
Rendezvous is a gathering of
people interested in reliving the history of the fur trade era (1680-1840). This
encampment of living history is held every spring with reenactors portraying pre-1840 historical characters
including French & Indian War soldiers, Colonial militia, fur trappers, and
Native Americans. This event also includes historical crafts and skills
demonstrations, along with children's activities. If you like living history,
don't miss this event!
A variety of primitive shelters
can be seen on the grounds
Camp DuBois, a replica of
the 1803-04 fort of Lewis and Clark will be open for
tours. Tents, teepees, and campfires and costumed
living history re-enactors will carry on their day-to-day lifestyle, as they
would have 200 years ago. Talk with them and learn about starting fires with flint and steel, cooking
over open camp fires, making clothes from animal hides, or how Lewis and Clark
prepared for their journey.
Artisans will be providing goods and information about
crafts such as blacksmithing, rope making, basket weaving, and making canoes. Many
of these artisans will be demonstrating how their wares are made.
Local artisan Butch Lyerla
making to young visitors
You'll see men, women and children cook on
open fires, conduct trade, present period demonstrations and tell stories. Just
watch, or step back into time with them.
|Wares For Sale
Camping fee provides campsites, water, firewood and a climatized comfort station
with showers is available for those participants spending the night. Modern
camping is available.
Free - donations encouraged
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