The Rendezvous is a Family event with an emphasis on Children! Look at all there is to do!
New to the Rendezvous this year!
Story Telling with Dusty Traum - My stories are primarily Native-American; either retellings of traditional stories or adaptations based in tradition. Many are focused on how and why certain things came to be, most involve nature, and many characters are animals. Some stories include drum, rattle, or cedar flute. I have been known to include the occasional voyageur tale just for a relish, although these are more suitable for adult audiences. I am not a children's storyteller per se; I tend to allow each audience to determine the level and content of the story. As in traditional telling, I do try to make sure there is something for everyone.
Hands on History
- History comes alive for
all ages! See what animals the Early American Settlers
brought with them and how they were used. Watch oxen traiined to do the hard labor with only a word from the driver. Take a wagon ride through the grounds.
Free! Colonial Games
Try some of the fun colonial games that kids played in the 18th
century, such as "trundling the hoop," stilt walking, graces, lawn
bowling, ninepins, draughts (checkers), jacks, board games, and
the Moccasin Game! Just ask
our volunteers in the children's area!
Fun for Children of all
And educational too!
Children's Bead jewelry Booth - Colonial glass beads
in lots of bright colors, authentic bone trinkets and feathers!
Kids make your own designs or ask for help from our volunteers.
Sponsored by Jewel Craft Jewelers
Children of all ages can have their faces painted for the event.
Costume Try-On for Children - Have fun dressing like
the colonial children did - petticoats, chemises, pocket, aprons,
bodice and caps. British coats and breeches, Fur trader
shirts and hats. Mom and Dad bring your camera!
Thank you Vincennes Central Business District Association
Wagon Rides for Kids of all ages.
Join Frontier Resources for a wagon ride through the wooded trail behind the battlefield.
Budabi Brothers - Delight to the antics, juggling, and
other amazing feats of these talented young entertainers.
The Amazing Budabi Brothers also may be found wandering the
Rendezvous grounds and performing whenever the opportunity arises.
For more information about
children's activities or
to become a volunteer in the children's
area contact -
Childrensactivities @ spiritofvincennes.org
Things to do
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