Are you planning your summer ahead, like I am? If you're heading up to Northern Michigan or Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula, you might want to plan to attend Rendezvous in the Soo. This colonial event happens in late July. In 2016 my family and I were blessed to be able to attend! The photo above is one of the encampments of reenactors. Below is another vignette!
Soldiers were everywhere, especially the French, because this entire region was settled by the French in the 1600s. Not only were there forts, but the fur trade was prominent in the area. The French Colonial Heritage Society directs and supervises the event.
There is a reason they keep the tomahawks behind a rope!
While you are at the Rendezvous in the Soo, be sure to participate in the Tomahawk Throw event! That's my son, above, and he did a fantastic job with throwing the tomahawk! But be sure to stand behind the rope, and follow all the rules. The primary Native American tribes in the area were Odawa, Ojibway, and Chippewa.
This year, Rendezvous in the Sault will take place July 29th and 30th in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. What historic events do you hope to attend this summer?
Carrie Fancett Pagels is the author of over a dozen historical romance books and is the administrator of the Colonial Quills Blog. In her upcoming release, My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island: Maude's Mooring, part of her heroine's backstory is that her colonial ancestor was a little French girl from Mackinac Island, whose "parents" lived in mid-1700s Sault Ste. Marie!