LETTER: History came alive on the banks of the Milwaukee River

To Ozaukee Press:

On May 18, the Crossroads Rendezvous returned to the banks of the Milwaukee River in Saukville’s Peninsula Park for the first time in 12 years.              

Participants greeted 400-500 area students, demonstrating and presenting various aspects of the fur trade in Wisconsin between 1750 and 1840, from tinsmithing and weaving to 18th century fashion in New France and woodworking.

It was a fantastic day.

Throughout the weekend, visitors were treated to fry bread, buffalo burgers, kettle corn, as well as more opportunities to learn about the fur trade, see historic trades up close and personal, test out period games, try their hand at fencing, and so much more.

The 2018 Crossroads Rendezvous organizers would like to thank the Saukville Area Historical Society and the original organizers, Randy Miller, Anne Kertscher and Donna D’Angelo, for their support and counsel, as well as the Village of Saukville, the Saukville Police Department, the Public Works Department.

We also thank our many generous business sponsors as well as the neighbors of Peninsula Park for their patience and support of this year’s event and Boy Scout Troop 840 of Grafton for food they provided and our many generous business sponsors.

Overall, despite some bad weather, we feel that we had a very successful event. 

It is our hope that we will return next year and continue to provide this unique living history experience for everyone.

Brendan and Mary Boyle
John and Sara Dahmen
2018 Crossroads Rendezvous organizers


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