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      Wolf River Rendezvous & Frontier Encampment in Winneconne

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      July 4, 2019

      Thursday  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (daily for 4 times)

      611 W. Main St.
      Winneconne, Wisconsin 54986

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      Wolf River Rendezvous & Frontier Encampment

      Experience frontier history firsthand.

      The Winneconne Historical Society is hosting the Wolf River Rendezvous & Frontier Encampment adjacent to their museum grounds in Marble Park. The encampment will include a black powder dry musket demonstration, Tee-Pee exhibit, field cannon & dugout canoe demonstrations along with many mercantile traders and food vendors.

      Rendezvous are based on the old American frontier tradition that was prevalent from the early 1700s to the mid 1800s where fur traders, frontiersmen, explorers, backwoodsman, buffalo hunters, pioneers, soldiers, scouts and native Americans would engage in bartering, trading, backwoods competitions, target shooting, knife & tomahawk competitions and celebrate with music, dance, drinking and storytelling. Rendezvous derives from the French work meaning "appointed place of the meeting." These gatherings originated so fur traders & frontier explorers could sell or trade their pelts they collected through the year and by the necessary supplies they needed for the upcoming year.

      Today's rendezvous are much less raucous and encampment re-enactors are focused on low key socilization and engaged in everyday duties that frontier pioneers experienced. It is a living history lesson. Walk through the encampment and interact with the participants that are authentically dressed in early 1800s period clothing. Traders are set up in canvas tents offering blankets, beads, pelts, pipes, walking sticks, clothing and early americana goods. Food vendors available including fry bread, roasted corn, home-made root beer. Small camp re-enactors illustrating the skills & trades of the frontier like rope & candle making.

      Free Admission.

      An appropriate venue to celebrate America's birthday.

      Family Friendly, Educational, Unique

      Rendezvous Encampment Grounds
      July 3 - July 7
      10:00 am - 6:00 pm

      Historical Society Museum Buildings
      July 3 - July 7
      10:00 am - 4:00 pm

      Artwork:Courtesy of Judith Dickinson

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Festivals | Museums & Attractions | Organizations & Meetups

      This event repeats daily for 4 times:

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.