1812 Rendezvous ready to go in new locationTuesday, September 17, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
CITY OF SAULT STE. MARIE
1812 Rendezvous [file photo from 2012 shown] is a living history event commemorating the coming together of British Garrison and local residence of the area, including Charles Oaks Ermatinger, First Nations and Voyageurs, in an effort to protect the region from American invasion.
The involvement of Charles Oaks Ermatinger was instrumental to the Old Stone House becoming a place of National significance and the creation of the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site.
The four-day heritage festival features musket and cannon demonstrations, musket ball making, a trip to camp surgeon, and re-enactments of the life of the coureur de bois, and women of the era.
Cannon noise will occur often during the festival period.
Admission to the event is as follows:
• 56 years of age and older: $3
• 12-55 years of age: $5
• 6-11 years of age: $3
• 0-5 years of age - free
Don’t miss out on the “Mad Hatter Tea Party” to be held at 2 p.m. on September 21 and 22.
Tickets are $8 per person which includes entrance to the full event.
‘Walk the Block’ during Bushplane Days and earn your ‘Shillings’!
The Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site will be closed September 19-22 in order to host this historical event at Clergue Park.
For more information, call 705-759-5443 or use e-mail.