The 2014 Fort DeChartres Annual Encampment was an absolute great time as usual. Despite the nearby tornado activity on Saturday evening (that’s two years in a row now!), the weather turned out to be decent. My wife’s venison stew was terrific as usual! Everyone in the native village and the surrounding neighbors thoroughly enjoyed it! […]
This is a documentary titled “The World of George Rogers Clark.” The film was produced by Ball State University for the use of educating school children. I had the opportunity to be filmed for this documentary a few years ago at the Feast of the Hunter’s Moon event. Had a good time working on it and […]
The Event Schedule has been updated with new dates for 2014. There are some dates that have not been verified as of yet. If there are any living history events that you would like to see listed, contact me and I will get them added.
My 2013 Fort DeChartres Les Pays Des Illinois “Colonial Trade Faire and Musket and Rifle Frolic” pictures are posted in the photo gallery. Click here to view them. We had a great event and tremendous weather.
Here is a copy of the 2013 “Les Pays des Illinois – Colonial Trade Faire & Musket and Rifle Frolic” Event Application for those of you that don’t receive it in the mail. Great event! For whatever reason, you will probably have to save each image to your desktop in order to print them. If […]
Fort DeChartres 2012 photos have been posted in the Photo Gallery. Hope you enjoy. Those of you that didn’t join us last weekend for the annual encampment at Fort DeChartres missed an amazing event. It was the best weather I have ever experienced, for this event, in the many years I have been attending. The […]
I recently spent some time with my buddy, Scott Summerville and his wife Linda, at the Colonial Trade Faire, which reminded me that I haven’t mentioned Scott’s work since May of last year. Scott has been forging period correct knives, based on original patterns, for approximately 20 years now. There are a lot of […]
Attached are the artist rendering proposals for the new Indian village at Fort DeChartres. I for one, really like the location change. It will move us out of the mosquito swamp. The attached images aren’t of the best quality, but it will give you an idea.
A one-day trek isn’t exactly ideal, but due to other obligations, this particular late November trek was much better than nothing at all. We chose to explore an area of the Shawnee National Forest that we had previously trekked, but that experience was cut short due to bad weather. My trekking partners for this beautiful […]