A Bit of the Fort de Chartres Rendevous

This past weekend, I took a short road trip with my brother to see the Fort de Chartres Rendevous at the Prairie du Rocher fort. Now, bear in mind that he actually has a degree in history while I just managed to pass the course. I tend to be as intrigued with the food and shopping venue as the rest. However, he managed to keep me focused.

As he pointed out, many of us tend to forget that Illinois has french ancestors. The on site museum has displays that address the early days in the southwest part of the state. I am not sure if it has regular hours through the week or not. Most of the vendors and battle reinactment actors arrive on the first Friday in June and depart on the Sunday.

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