Rendezvous in the Sault is a living history event that will take place along Historic Water Street at the City Hall Grounds and at the Historic Homes. In addition to local participants, over 115 visiting historical re-enactors, musicians, entertainers and merchants will set up camps and displays with presentations and demonstrations on military and civilian life in the period of 1668-1840. Food, music, dancing, cannon firing, drum and fife corps, puppet shows, storytelling, crafts and games will be just some of the fun things to see and do on Saturday and Sunday of the last full weekend of July. Among the many items of special interest are presentations by the Michigan Surveyor’s Reenactment Group who will display early surveying equipment and maps and discuss the methods used to survey Michigan.
Continuing down Water Street to the Historic Homes of John and Susan Johnston, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft and Bishop Frederic Baraga, local Historical Society docents offer accounts of the lives of these early Sault residents. Spinning and weaving, music and animals, children’s games, crafts and activities will be just some of the fun things to do.
Rendezvous in the Sault is an annual event and is being presented by the Chippewa County Historical Society in cooperation with the City of Sault Ste. Marie. Planning and authenticity of encampments will be under the direction of the French Colonial Heritage Society of Port Huron, Michigan.
Individuals and groups that are interested in participating, donating and/or volunteering either at the event or during the planning stages may call the Chippewa County Historical Society (906) 635-7082 or contact Angie Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (906) 632-5734.